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The Resource A farewell to ice : a report from the Arctic, Peter Wadhams

A farewell to ice : a report from the Arctic, Peter Wadhams

Label
A farewell to ice : a report from the Arctic
Title
A farewell to ice
Title remainder
a report from the Arctic
Statement of responsibility
Peter Wadhams
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Based on five decades of research and observation, a haunting and unsparing look at the melting ice caps, and what their disappearance will mean. Peter Wadhams has been studying ice first-hand since 1970, completing 50 trips to the world's poles and observing for himself the changes over the course of nearly five decades. His conclusions are stark: the ice caps are melting. Following the hottest summer on record, sea ice in September 2016 was the thinnest in recorded history. There is now the probability that within a few years the North Pole will be ice-free for the first time in 10,000 years, entering what some call the "Arctic death spiral." As sea ice, as well as land ice on Greenland and Antarctica, continues to melt, the rise in sea levels will devastate coastal communities across the world. The collapse of summer ice in the Arctic will release large amounts of methane currently trapped by offshore permafrost. Methane has twenty-three times greater greenhouse warming effect per molecule than CO2; an ice-free arctic summer will therefore have an albedo effect nearly equivalent to that of the last thirty years. A sobering but urgent and engaging book, A Farewell to Ice shows us ice's role on our planet, its history, and the true dimensions of the current global crisis, offering readers concrete advice about what they can do, and what must be done."--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
551.34/3091632
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
  • GB2595
  • GB2595
LC item number
  • .W33 2017
  • .W33 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
A farewell to ice : a report from the Arctic, Peter Wadhams
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-219) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ice, the magic crystal -- A brief history of ice on planet Earth -- The modern cycle of ice ages -- The greenhouse effect -- Sea ice meltback begins -- The future of Arctic sea ice the death spiral -- The accelerating effects of Arctic feedbacks -- Arctic methane, a catastrophe in the making -- Strange weather -- The secret life of chimneys -- What's happening to the Antarctic? -- The state of the planet -- A call to arms
Control code
975367722
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xv, 240 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780190691158
Lccn
2017015379
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027410360
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)975367722
Label
A farewell to ice : a report from the Arctic, Peter Wadhams
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-219) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ice, the magic crystal -- A brief history of ice on planet Earth -- The modern cycle of ice ages -- The greenhouse effect -- Sea ice meltback begins -- The future of Arctic sea ice the death spiral -- The accelerating effects of Arctic feedbacks -- Arctic methane, a catastrophe in the making -- Strange weather -- The secret life of chimneys -- What's happening to the Antarctic? -- The state of the planet -- A call to arms
Control code
975367722
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xv, 240 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780190691158
Lccn
2017015379
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027410360
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)975367722

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