"A project of the Wildlife Conservation Society Adirondack Program."
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Introduction : we have a climate problem
The weather is changing
The climate problem is an energy problem
How much could the Adirondacks change?
What we might lose
Biology and recreation are changing
Assessment : Adirondack carbon emissions
Reduction : low-carbon transport
Reduction : low-carbon buildings
Replacement : low-carbon energy
Offsets : carbon in Adirondack forests
Can the Adirondacks become energy independent?
How can we finance energy independence?
The path forward
Appendix : calculating energy and emissions.
With the aid of comprehensive color illustrations, graphs, charts, and maps, Jenkins demonstrates the fundamental reality of climate change on a local level and presents his analysis and discussion of the available data for the Adirondacks. Jenkins goes on to deliver a critical message: changes in personal energy consumption can fundamentally alter the present trajectory of global warming. --from publisher description