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The Atlas of Disappearing Places: Our Coasts and Oceans in the Climate Crisis

Year: 2021
Language: english
Genre: Encyclopedia
Publisher: maps and illustrations by Christina Conklin
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 1620974568
Format: PDF
Quality: eBook
Pages count: 242
Description: A beautiful and engaging guide to global warming’s impacts around the world
“The direction in which our planet is headed isn't a good one, and most of us don’t know how to change it. The bad news is that we will experience great loss. The good news is that we already have what we need to build a better future.” —from the introduction
Our planet is in peril. Seas are rising, oceans are acidifying, ice is melting, coasts are flooding, species are dying, and communities are faltering. Despite these dire circumstances, most of us don’t have a clear sense of how the interconnected crises in our ocean are affecting the climate system, food webs, coastal cities, and biodiversity, and which solutions can help us co-create a better future.
Through a rich combination of place-based storytelling, clear explanations of climate science and policy, and beautifully rendered maps that use a unique ink-on-dried-seaweed technique, The Atlas of Disappearing Places depicts twenty locations across the globe, from Shanghai and Antarctica to Houston and the Cook Islands. The authors describe four climate change impacts—changing chemistry, warming waters, strengthening storms, and rising seas—using the metaphor of the ocean as a body to draw parallels between natural systems and human systems.
Each chapter paints a portrait of an existential threat in a particular place, detailing what will be lost if we do not take bold action now. Weaving together contemporary stories and speculative “future histories” for each place, this work considers both the serious consequences if we continue to pursue business as usual, and what we can do—from government policies to grassroots activism—to write a different, more hopeful story.
A beautiful work of art and an indispensable resource to learn more about the devastating consequences of the climate crisis—as well as possibilities for individual and collective action—The Atlas of Disappearing Places will engage and inspire readers on the most pressing issue of our time.
Locations include:
1) Houston, Texas, 2) Shanghai, China, 3) Hamburg, Germany, 4) San Juan, Puerto Rico, 5) New York City, New York, 6) Pisco, Peru, 7) Kisite, Kenya, 8) Kure Atoll, Hawaii, 9) Camden, Maine, 10) The Cook Islands, 11) San Francisco, California, 12) Norfolk, Virginia, 13) Bến Tre, Vietnam and 14) Ise, Japan
Gravesend, United Kingdom



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