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Introduction Idea

Eaarth is a book by Bill McKibben about climate change. The title refers to the Earth, which McKibben claims has been so substantially changed by human influence that a new name is in order: “let it be Eaarth.”

Content and Discussion

Content and Discussion



As Bill the refers title to suggests, a the book author he does wrote not on discussifglobal warming twenty years where he felt sadness, but today this has turned into fear as the evidence are all around. The [[global warming ] has altered the climate water change cycle is happening, he takes this for granted (see POV?).

Chapter 1: Climate Change is real

Warm air holds more water vapor than cold. In arid areas this means increased evaporation and hence draught?. And once the water vapor is in the atmosphere it will come down.

and rainfall is up 7 % in the US and accelerating according to reference p.1. Flood damage is increasing. Data shows dramatic increases -20 % or more - in the most extreme weather events across the eastern US, the kind of storms that drop many inches of rain in a single day.

so mckibben claims that global warming is no longer a threat its a fact. It is also more concrete in poor part of the world as reported from oxfam:

Even if we now adapted the smartest possible curbs on carbon emissions, the prospects are bleak for hundreds of millions of people, most of them among the world poorest

so McKibben says we must understand the world we have created and how to engage globally and locally in how to live on it.

Chapter 1: Climate Change is real

The first chapter is devoted to list a lot of anectdotal evidence? that temperatures have risen on earth, and that this already had a lot of impact.

Chapter 4: Envisioning our civilization’s future

Chapter 4: Envisioning our civilization’s future

Bill McKibben describes the kind of civilization that could be able to survive climate change:

It’s a civilization with much less mobility, more localized and concentrated on getting all necessary goods from the neighborhood.

The internet, on the other hand, will help as a substitute to the kind of mobility and diversity that people grew accustomed to during the end of the 20th century.

References Some references from the notes in Eaarth

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