Make us homepage
Add to Favorites
FAIL (the browser should render some flash content, not this).

Main page » Non-Fiction » Hot - Living Through the Next Fifty Years on Earth

Hot - Living Through the Next Fifty Years on Earth


This readable, passionate book is surprisingly optimistic: Seattle, Chicago, and New York are making long-term, comprehensive plans for flooding and drought. Impoverished farmers in the already drought-stricken African Sahel have discovered how to substantially improve yields and decrease malnutrition by growing trees among their crops, and the technique has spread across the region; Bangladeshis, some of the poorest and most flood-vulnerable yet resilient people on earth, are developing imaginative innovations such as weaving floating gardens from water hyacinth that lift with rising water. Contrasting the Netherland's 200-year flood plans to the New Orleans Katrina disaster, Hertsgaard points out that social structures, even more than technology, will determine success, and persuasively argues that human survival depends on bottom-up, citizen-driven government action.

Purchase Hot - Living Through the Next Fifty Years on Earth from
Dear user! You need to be registered and logged in to fully enjoy We recommend registering or logging in.

Tags: water, flood-vulnerable, resilient, people, earth, Earth, Years, Living, Fifty