The Resource Retreat from a rising sea : hard choices in an age of climate change, Orrin H. Pilkey, Linda Pilkey-Jarvis, Keith C. Pilkey

Retreat from a rising sea : hard choices in an age of climate change, Orrin H. Pilkey, Linda Pilkey-Jarvis, Keith C. Pilkey

Label
Retreat from a rising sea : hard choices in an age of climate change
Title
Retreat from a rising sea
Title remainder
hard choices in an age of climate change
Statement of responsibility
Orrin H. Pilkey, Linda Pilkey-Jarvis, Keith C. Pilkey
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Melting ice sheets and warming oceans are causing the seas to rise. By the end of this century, hundreds of millions of people living at low elevations along coasts will be forced to retreat to higher and safer ground. Because of sea-level rise, major storms will inundate areas farther inland and will lay waste to critical infrastructure, such as water-treatment and energy facilities, creating vast, irreversible pollution by decimating landfills and toxic-waste sites. This big-picture, policy-oriented book explains in gripping terms what rising oceans will do to coastal cities and the drastic actions we must take now to remove vulnerable populations. The authors detail specific threats faced by Miami, New Orleans, New York, and Amsterdam. Aware of the overwhelming social, political, and economic challenges that would accompany effective action, they consider the burden to the taxpayer and the logistics of moving landmarks and infrastructure, including toxic-waste sites. They also show readers the alternative: thousands of environmental refugees, with no legitimate means to regain what they have lost. The authors conclude with effective approaches for addressing climate-change denialism and powerful arguments for reforming U.S. federal coastal management policies
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1934-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pilkey, Orrin H.
Dewey number
333.917
Index
index present
LC call number
TC 330 .P55 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Pilkey-Jarvis, Linda
  • Pilkey, Keith C.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Coast changes
  • Sea level
  • Shore protection
  • Global warming
  • Coastal zone management
  • Coast changes
  • Coastal zone management
  • Global warming
  • Sea level
  • Shore protection
Label
Retreat from a rising sea : hard choices in an age of climate change, Orrin H. Pilkey, Linda Pilkey-Jarvis, Keith C. Pilkey
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-205) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Control + alt + retreat -- The overflowing ocean -- The fate of two doomed cities : Miami and New Orleans -- New and Old Amsterdam : New York City and The Netherlands -- Cities on the brink -- The taxpayers and the beach house -- Coastal calamities : how geology affects the fate of the shoreline -- Drowning in place : infrastructure and landmarks in the age of sea-level rise -- The cruelest wave : climate refugees -- Deny, debate, and delay -- Ghosts of the past, promise of the future
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 214 pages
Isbn
9780231168441
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2015034502
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)928614629
  • (OCoLC)ocn928614629
Label
Retreat from a rising sea : hard choices in an age of climate change, Orrin H. Pilkey, Linda Pilkey-Jarvis, Keith C. Pilkey
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-205) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Control + alt + retreat -- The overflowing ocean -- The fate of two doomed cities : Miami and New Orleans -- New and Old Amsterdam : New York City and The Netherlands -- Cities on the brink -- The taxpayers and the beach house -- Coastal calamities : how geology affects the fate of the shoreline -- Drowning in place : infrastructure and landmarks in the age of sea-level rise -- The cruelest wave : climate refugees -- Deny, debate, and delay -- Ghosts of the past, promise of the future
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 214 pages
Isbn
9780231168441
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2015034502
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)928614629
  • (OCoLC)ocn928614629

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