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The weather of the future : heat waves, extreme storms, and other scenes from a climate-changed planet /

by Cullen, Heidi.
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, c2010Edition: 1st ed.Description: xviii, 329 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780061726880.Other title: Scenes from a climate-changed planet.Subject(s): Climatic changes -- Forecasting | Global environmental change -- Forecasting | Global warming -- Forecasting | Greenhouse gases -- Environmental aspects | Weather forecasting
Contents:
Climate and weather together -- Seeing climate change in our past -- The science of prediction -- Extreme weather autopsies and the forty-year forecast -- The Sahel, Africa -- The Great Barrier Reef, Australia -- Central Valley, California -- The Arctic, part one : Inuit Nunaat, Canada -- The Arctic, part two : Greenland -- Dhaka, Bangladesh -- New York, New York -- Epilogue : The trillionth ton -- Appendix 1. United States climate change almanac -- Appendix 2. New York statistics -- Appendix 3. The world's most vulnerable places.
Summary: From one of America's foremost experts on weather and climate change and a senior research scientist with Climate Central, comes this work, a book that predicts what different parts of the world will look like in the year 2050 if current levels of carbon emissions are maintained.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Climate and weather together -- Seeing climate change in our past -- The science of prediction -- Extreme weather autopsies and the forty-year forecast -- The Sahel, Africa -- The Great Barrier Reef, Australia -- Central Valley, California -- The Arctic, part one : Inuit Nunaat, Canada -- The Arctic, part two : Greenland -- Dhaka, Bangladesh -- New York, New York -- Epilogue : The trillionth ton -- Appendix 1. United States climate change almanac -- Appendix 2. New York statistics -- Appendix 3. The world's most vulnerable places.

From one of America's foremost experts on weather and climate change and a senior research scientist with Climate Central, comes this work, a book that predicts what different parts of the world will look like in the year 2050 if current levels of carbon emissions are maintained.

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