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The Water Will Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Remaking of the Civilized World by
Call Number: GC89 .G66 2017
What if Atlantis wasn't a myth, but an early precursor to a new age of great flooding? Across the globe, scientists and civilians alike are noticing rapidly rising sea levels, and higher and higher tides pushing more water directly into the places we live, from our most vibrant, historic cities to our last remaining traditional coastal villages. With each crack in the great ice sheets of the Arctic and Antarctica, and each tick upwards of Earth's thermometer, we are moving closer to the brink of broad disaster. By century's end, hundreds of millions of people will be retreating from the world's shores as our coasts become inundated and our landscapes transformed. From island nations to the world's major cities, coastal regions will disappear. Engineering projects to hold back the water are bold and may buy some time. Yet despite international efforts and tireless research, there is no permanent solution-no barriers to erect or walls to build-that will protect us in the end from the drowning of the world as we know it. The Water Will Come is the definitive account of the coming water, why and how this will happen, and what it will all mean. As he travels across twelve countries and reports from the front lines, acclaimed journalist Jeff Goodell employs fact, science, and first-person, on-the-ground journalism to show vivid scenes from what already is becoming a water world.
UH Sustainability Focus- Exploring MEANING & MANAGEMENT of WATER
Water 4.0 The Past, Present, and Future of the World's Most Vital Resource by
Call Number: GB659.6 .S44 2014
The author starts by describing Water 1.0, the early Roman aqueducts, fountains, and sewers that made dense urban living feasible. He then details the development of drinking water and sewage treatment systems--the second and third revolutions in urban water. He offers an insider's look at current systems...
The Big Thirst: The Secret Life and Turbulent Future of Wate by
Call Number: HD1691 .F55 2012
As Charles Fishman brings vibrantly to life in this mind-changing narrative, water runs our world, yet we take it completely for granted. Bringing readers along on a fascinating journey - from the moons of Saturn to the hotels of Las Vegas...The Big Thirst will forever change the way we think about water, our essential relationship to it, and the creativity we can bring to protecting it.
Water: Abundance, Scarcity, and Security in the Age of Humanity by
Call Number: TD215 .S45 2017
This book details the remarkable intellectual history of America's water management philosophy. It shows how this philosophy shaped early twentieth-century conservation in the United States, influenced American international development programs, and ultimately shaped programs of global governance that today connect water resources to the Earth system.
Let There Be Water: Israel's Solution for a Water-Starved World by
Call Number: TD313.I75 S54 2017
New York Times and Los Angeles Times Bestseller! Based on meticulous research and hundreds of interviews, Let There Be Water reveals the methods and techniques that have enabled Israel to lead the world in cutting-edge water technology.
The Ripple Effect:The Fate of Freshwater in the Twenty-First Century by
Call Number: TD345 .P77 2012
As the climate warms and world population grows, demand for water has surged, but supplies of freshwater are static or dropping, and new threats to water quality appear every day. The Ripple Effect is Alex Prud'homme's vividly written and engaging inquiry into the fate of freshwater in the twenty-first century.
E-book of the Week
Water Drops: Celebrating the Wonder of Water by
Call Number: E-BOOK
Publication Date: 2012
In this engaging book, hydrologist Peter E. Black celebrates the wonder of our planet's most precious natural resource. In these brief, nontechnical essays, readers are introduced to water's unique scientific properties, the vital role it plays in Earth's ecology and ecosystems, and the impact it has had on human history, culture, art, law, and economics.
A Farewell to Ice: A Report from the Arctic by
Call Number: GB2595 .W33 2017
Based on five decades of research and observation, a haunting and unsparing look at the melting ice caps, and what their disappearance will mean. Peter Wadhams has been studying ice first-hand since 1970, completing 50 trips to the world's poles...
50 Simple Things You Can Do to Save Hawai'i by
Call Number: HC107.H33 E536 2007 Hawai'i Pacific Collection
If you've ever wondered what you can do to preserve Hawaiʻi's beauty and vital resources, this handbook is for you. A call to action as well as a sourcebook of information, agencies, and organizations, it details actions you can take to...
Successes and Challenges of Meeting Sustainability Goals in Hawaii and the Pacific
Call Number: KF26 .E559 2014c Hawai'i Pacific Collection
Hawaii is a national leader in sustainability and we want to continue to encourage that strong tradition. During this hearing, we'll discuss existing Federal-Island partnerships in energy, water, land use, marine resources and other sectors as well as initiatives by local and State government.
Climate Change: The Facts by
Call Number: QC903 .C5635 2015
In this collection of essays, leading scientists and commentators from the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia consider the climate from every angle: the science, the policy and the politics.
Climate Change: A Wicked Problem by
Call Number: QC903 .I475 2016
Under one cover, Frank Incropera provides a comprehensive, objective and critical assessment of all issues germane to the climate change debate: underlying science, technology options for mitigating the effects of climate change, economic ramifications, cultural and behavioural issues, influence of special interests and public policy, geopolitical issues, [and] ethical dimensions
Climate Change: a Very Short Introduction by
Call Number: QC903 .M37 2014
Publication Date: 2014-12-01
In this third edition, the author includes crucial updates from the last few years, including the results of the 2013 IPCC Fifth Assessment Report, the effects of ocean acidification, and the impact of changes to global population and health. Exploring all of the key topics in the debate...
Climate Change: What Everyone Needs to Know by
Call Number: QC903 .R76 2016
Publication Date: 2015
Everyone needs to understand how climate change will directly affect their lives and the lives of their family in the years to come. This is the first general audience book aimed at giving you and your family the knowledge you need to know to navigate your future.
A Global Warming Primer by
Call Number: QC981.8.G56 B445 2016
Comprehensive and thorough, this much-needed work explains the basic science required to understand and enter discussions on global warming and climate change.
Ice Age: The Theory That Came in From the Cold by
Call Number: QE697 .G74 2015
John and Mary Gribbin tell the remarkable story of how we came to understand the phenomenon of Ice Ages. They focus on the key personalities obsessed with the quest for answers to tantalizing questions.
Environmental Protection: What Everyone Needs to Know by
Call Number: GE170 .H56 2017
In 1962, Rachel Carson's Silent Spring sounded an alarm: the natural environment is being dangerously degraded because of human activity. Ever since, environmental protection has been a major societal concern.
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