Forecast by Stephan Faris audiobook

Forecast: The Consequences of Climate Change, from the Amazon to the Arctic, from Darfur to Napa Valley

By Stephan Faris
Read by Mel Foster

Tantor Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200125715

  • ISBN: 9798200125708

  • ISBN: 9798200125722

Runtime: 7.07 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Science
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

While reporting just outside of Darfur, Stephan Faris discovered that climate change was at the root of that conflict, and he began to wonder what current and impending—and largely unanticipated—crises such changes have in store for the world. Forecast provides the answers. Global warming will spur the spread of many diseases. Italy has already experienced its first climate-change epidemic of a tropical disease, and malaria is gaining ground in Africa. The warming world will shift huge populations and potentially redraw political alliances around the globe, driving environmentalists into the hands of anti-immigrant groups. America's coasts are already more difficult places to live, as increasing insurance rates make the Gulf Coast and other gorgeous spots prohibitively expensive. Crops will fail in previously lush places and thrive in some formerly barren zones, altering huge industries and remaking traditions. Water scarcity in India and Pakistan have the potential to inflame the conflict in Kashmir to unprecedented levels and draw the United States into the troubles there and elsewhere. Told through the narratives of current, past, and future events, the result of astonishingly wide travel and reporting, Forecast is a powerful, gracefully written, eye-opening account of this most urgent issue and how it has altered and will alter our world.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Narrator Mel Foster has a deep, resonant voice that clearly enunciates the book's themes with credibility and intelligence. AudioFile
“Stephan Faris has traveled everywhere, holding his journalist’s looking glass up for everyone to see the same carbon-crazed climate monster looming in every reflection. Reader, that mirror is now in your hands. Your world, too, is peering from these pages. Better pay attention.” Alan Weisman, New York Times bestselling author of The World without Us
“An intelligent, nuanced report on the complex relationships between increasingly unstable weather patterns and politics, ecology, and lifestyles.” Publishers Weekly
“A globe-spanning look at the effects of climate change, already apparent in our time…Faris writes deftly about the developing world.” Kirkus Reviews
“As Stephan Faris’ Forecast so powerfully illustrates, global warming is already playing a crucial role in a number of issues besetting the planet…With a very deft hand, and even a touch of ironic wit, Faris shows that global warming comes at real cost to real people—and the future is already upon us.” Scott Anderson, author of The Man Who Tried to Save the World

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Author

Author Bio: Stephan Faris

Author Bio: Stephan Faris

Stephan Faris is the author of Forecast and a founding member of Deca, a global journalism cooperative that creates long-form stories about the world.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Science
Runtime: 7.07
Audience: Adult
Language: English