The Water Will Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Remaking of the Civilized World by Jeff Goodell
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This is another good, if really depressing, science book. I didn't feel at all hopeful after reading it, and the reason why is summed up by the cover image: the water is coming, and we in the US (and in many places around the world) aren't doing nearly enough to prepare for it.
Of course (to get political for a moment) the current idiot-child in the White House is denying that climate change is even happening, and his rabid followers eat that shit up, so it's not surprising. It's enough to make me hope that Mar-a-Lago is one of the first places to go under. At any rate, read this book. It's impeccably researched, accessible, and written in layperson-understandable language, laying out in blunt detail the threat we are facing. The dream is over, folks. Climate change is real and it is happening now. I'm afraid the time is past for doing much about it, but if civilization and humanity wants to survive, we have to try.
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