Since the beginning of the 19th century, the planet has warmed an average of 1.2 degrees, as is predicted to continue warming up to another 10 degrees. This climate change has caused tremendous disruption in habitats. Polar ice is melting causing polar bears to loose their hunting grounds or to drown because too much ice has melted. Deserts are disappearing and some plants in tropical areas are no longer able to thrive. However, formerly barren areas are beginning to become viable farmland. This book discusses the changes that have already occurred around the planet as a result of global warming, but also predicts further change and presents scenarios depicting what the next century may be like around the world.
This book can be found in HECSA Library:
Forecast: The Consequences of Climate Change, from the Amazon to the Arctic, from Darfur to Napa Valley
QC 981.8 .C5 F343 2009