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Climate change in the Adirondacks : the path to sustainability / Jerry Jenkins ; foreword by Bill McKibben.

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Author/Creator:
Jenkins, Jerry (Jerry C.)
Language:
English.
Publication date:
2010
Imprint:
Ithaca : Comstock Pub. Associates, 2010.
Format:
  • Book
  • xv, 183 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 28 cm
Note:
"A project of the Wildlife Conservation Society Adirondack Program."
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents:
  • 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.
Summary:
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
Contributor:
Wildlife Conservation Society (New York, N.Y.)
Subjects:
ISBN:
9780801476518
0801476518
9783177660000
317766000X

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