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High Tide The Truth About Our Climate Crisis

Mark Lynas

Picador

0312303653

9780312303655

Trade Paperback

384 Pages

$20.00

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A glacier disappears high in the Peruvian Andes. Floodwaters surge across the English countryside. Ten thousand Pacific Islanders evacuate their homeland. A dust storm turns day into night across the inner Mongolian plains. To many people, these events might seem unrelated. Not so. Even as scientists and other experts continue to debate the specifics, a climate crisis has crept up almost unnoticed on Planet Earth.

In this groundbreaking book, journalist and activist Mark Lynas reveals the first evidence—painstakingly collected over three years of traveling to far-flung corners of the globe—of how global warming is seriously affecting people's lives, not in the future, but in our world right now. And in doing so, Lynas offers a stark warning about the much worse dangers that lie ahead if nothing is done to reverse the current climate crisis.

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Britain's Wet Season

It was still raining, and York station was in complete chaos. The railway track was underwater both north and east of the city, and trains for Edinburgh, Newcastle and Aberdeen were terminating there, disgorging their tired and confused passengers into the mêlée. People dragged their luggage in and out of crowded waiting rooms as train after train listed on the display board was cancelled. Harassed staff tried to show passengers alternative routes via local buses, whilst others simply fled from the station concourse, pursued by angry travellers demanding
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Mark Lynas

  • Born in Fiji in 1973, Mark Lynas grew up in Peru, Spain, and the UK and edited the website OneWorld.net until 2000. A specialist in climate change, Lynas is a journalist, campaigner, and broadcast commentator. He lives in Oxford. Visit his Web site at www.marklynas.org.
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