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How the World Breaks
Author: Stan Cox

ISBN: 9781620970126
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 1 October 2016
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.6 x 3.6
In How the World Breaks, scientist and author Stan Cox and his son, anthropologist Paul Cox, take us on an breathtaking journey from typhoon-plagued central Philippines to the wildfire belts of Australia and Siberia, and to other regions where people are already living in the greenhouse future; from the slums of Mumbai and Kampala, where residents face repeated flooding so that the wealthy parts of the city can stay dry, to Indonesia, where tens of thousands have lost their homes to the decade-long eruption of a mud volcano caused by gas drilling; from the boom city of Miami, destined to become the Atlantis of the Americas as the world's oceans rise, to other diverse scenes of past and future destruction. This journey reveals that as long as such destructive events are treated as natural," and unless we address the social, ecological, and economic roots of disaster vulnerability, millions more people every year will find themselves spiraling into misery. Nandini, a teacher and a survivor of the devastating floods that struck the Indian Himalaya in 2013, put it this way: When you disturb the Earth, you bring out a bad reaction from her, like she is regurgi...

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