Climate change in the Adirondacks : the path to sustainability
- Jenkins, Jerry (Jerry C.)
- Ithaca : Comstock Pub. Associates, 2010.
- Physical description
- xv, 183 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 28 cm
QC984 .N7 J46 2010
- Unknown QC984 .N7 J46 2010
- 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
- Climatic changes > New York (State) > Adirondack Mountains Region.
- Energy consumption > Environmental aspects > New York (State) > Adirondack Mountains Region.
- Energy policy > Environmental aspects > New York (State) > Adirondack Mountains Region.
- Sustainable development > Environmental aspects > New York (State) > Adirondack Mountains Region.
- Environmental policy > New York (State) > Adirondack Mountains Region.
- Adirondack Mountains (N.Y.) > Environmental conditions.
- Publication date
- Jerry Jenkins ; foreword by Bill McKibben.
- "A project of the Wildlife Conservation Society Adirondack Program."