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The Resource Life in the hothouse : how a living planet survives climate change, Melanie Lenart

Life in the hothouse : how a living planet survives climate change, Melanie Lenart

Label
Life in the hothouse : how a living planet survives climate change
Title
Life in the hothouse
Title remainder
how a living planet survives climate change
Statement of responsibility
Melanie Lenart
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Why does the planet's warming produce stronger hurricanes, rising seas, and larger floods? The Earth is just doing what comes naturally. Just as humans produce sweat to cool off on a hot day, the planet produces hurricanes, floods, wetlands, and forests to cool itself off. This book incorporates the author's extensive knowledge of climate science, including the latest research in climate change, and the most current scientific theories, including Gaia theory, which holds that the Earth has some degree of climate control "built in." As the author points out, scientists have been documenting stronger hurricanes and larger floods for many years. There is a good reason for this, she notes. Hurricanes help cool the ocean surface and clear the air of carbon dioxide, the main greenhouse gas responsible for global warming. From the perspective of Gaia theory, these responses are helping to slow the ongoing global warming, and there is hope, she writes. If we help sustain Earth's natural defense systems, including wetlands and forests, perhaps Mother Earth will no longer need to rely as much on the cooling effects of what we call "natural disasters", many of which carry a human fingerprint. At a minimum, she argues, these systems can help us survive the heat
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
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Lenart, Melanie
Dewey number
550
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
QH331
LC item number
.L5276 2010
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
QH331
NAL item number
.L5276 2010
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Gaia hypothesis
  • Global temperature changes
  • Earth (Planet)
  • Changement climatique
  • Effets sur l'environnement
  • Sciences de la terre
  • Gaia hypothesis
  • Global temperature changes
  • Earth (Planet)
  • Klimawandel
  • Gaia-Hypothese
  • Gaia-Hypothese
  • Klimaänderung
Label
Life in the hothouse : how a living planet survives climate change, Melanie Lenart
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-227) 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
A feverish response : hurricanes come with high temperatures -- A living system : gaia and climate control -- Greenhouse-gas attack : one way to warm a planet -- Circulation patterns : a pulse of floods, to the beat of rising waves -- An herbal remedy : plants work to restore balance -- An internal cleanse : the additive power of soils and wetlands -- Beneath the surface : weathering the warming in deep time -- Systematic healing : more ways trees and wetlands boost planetary health -- Conclusion : what would gaia do?
Control code
ocn460061522
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
236 pages
Isbn
9780816527236
Lccn
2009046053
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780816527236
  • (OCoLC)460061522
Label
Life in the hothouse : how a living planet survives climate change, Melanie Lenart
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-227) 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
A feverish response : hurricanes come with high temperatures -- A living system : gaia and climate control -- Greenhouse-gas attack : one way to warm a planet -- Circulation patterns : a pulse of floods, to the beat of rising waves -- An herbal remedy : plants work to restore balance -- An internal cleanse : the additive power of soils and wetlands -- Beneath the surface : weathering the warming in deep time -- Systematic healing : more ways trees and wetlands boost planetary health -- Conclusion : what would gaia do?
Control code
ocn460061522
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
236 pages
Isbn
9780816527236
Lccn
2009046053
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780816527236
  • (OCoLC)460061522

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