Environmental catastrophe / Bridey Heing, book editor
- New York : Greenhaven Publishing, 2020.
- First edition.
- Physical Description:
- 176 pages ; 23 cm.
- Additional Creators:
- Heing, Bridey
- Machine generated contents note: ch. 1 Are Nations Doing Enough to Prevent and Recover from Environmental Catastrophes? -- Overview: A History of Climate Science / Matthew Mason -- Yes: States Are Working to Mitigate Environmental Catastrophes -- States Are Setting Ambitious Targets to Stall Climate Change / NPR News Staff -- Countries Have Been Working to Mitigate Climate Change for Over Twenty-Five Years / Planete Energies -- The Private Sector Is Responding to Climate Change / Bill Ritter Jr. -- No: The International Community Is Failing to Address Climate Change -- So Far, Countries Have Not Done Enough to Meaningfully Address Climate Change / Fiona Harvey -- The States Most Responsible for Climate Change Are Not Doing Enough to Help Those Vulnerable to Its Effects / Richard A. Fuller -- Countries Working Alone Cannot Address Climate Change / BC Campus -- ch. 2 Will Environmental Catastrophe Have a Measurable Negative Impact on Daily Life? -- Overview: Environmental Catastrophe Impacts Countries in Various Ways / United States Environmental Protection Agency -- Yes: The Impact of Environmental Catastrophe Will Be Significant and Damaging -- Climate Change Has Dangerous Ramifications for Public Health / C. Corvalan -- Climate Change Leads to More Severe Weather, Threatening Populations Around the World / Union of Concerned Scientists -- Climate Change Impacts Food Security / Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations -- No: Steps Are Being Taken to Mitigate the Impacts of Environmental Catastrophe -- Technology Is Providing New Ways to Combat Climate Change and Environmental Catastrophe / Lyndsey Gilpin -- Cities Can Work with Private Companies to Enable Innovation in Mitigating Environmental Catastrophe / Christopher Cadham -- Adaptation Itself Will Require Changes to Our Way of Life / National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility -- ch. 3 Is Future Environmental Catastrophe Avoidable? -- Overview: Climate Change Will Impact the Environment in Numerous Ways / Union of Concerned Scientists -- Yes: There Is Time and Opportunity to Avoid the Worst-Case Climate Scenarios -- Adapting to a Changing Climate Is a Challenge, but Also an Opportunity for Progress / Saleemul Huq -- Addressing Environmental Concerns Can Stimulate Growth in Industries Around the World / European Environment Agency -- No: We Are Past the Point of Being Able to Reverse the Effects of Climate Change -- Mitigating Climate Change Would Require Unprecedented Action -- Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change -- Technology Will Not Stop Climate Change on Its Own / Howard J. Herzog -- ch. 4 Do Individual Choices Have a Role in Addressing Environmental Catastrophe? -- Overview: What Motivates Individuals to Take Action Against Climate Change? / Catherine Jex -- Yes: Individuals Can Make Choices in Their Daily Lives That Have an Impact on Climate Change -- There Are Steps Individuals Can Take to Mitigate Their Impact on the Environment / David Suzuki Foundation -- Choices Regarding Food Can Help Address Climate Change / Andy Murdock -- Personal Decisions Also Impact the Environment / Damian Carrington -- No: Addressing Climate Change Requires More than Changes in Personal Behavior -- Small-Scale Efforts Do Not Have the Impact Needed to Address Climate Change / Oliver Milman -- The Focus of Environmentalism Should Be on Industrial Activity / Umair Irfan.
- "Unlike natural disasters, which happen because of the earth's natural geological processes, environmental catastrophes are devastating events that occur due to humanity's impact on the environment. These can include nuclear bombings, oil spills, and more recently the extreme weather events brought about by climate change. Wildfires, heat waves, flooding, droughts, and numerous other catastrophic scenarios manifest as a result. With the global impact of environmental catastrophes becoming increasingly pronounced, scientists and politicians alike question what the best course of action may be to slow or even reverse the devastation"--
- 9781534506176 (library binding)
- Interest Grade:
- Grades 9-12.
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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