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A preview of The Flooded Earth

The Flooded Earth

NCSE is pleased to offer a free preview (PDF) of Peter D. Ward's The Flooded Earth: Our Future in a World Without Ice Caps (Basic Books, 2010). The preview consists of the beginning of chapter 8, "Stopping Catastrophic Sea Rise," in which Ward concludes "this not overly cheerful book with some specific strategies that, if successfully employed, could indeed give us hope that the ice sheets will not uncontrollably melt and that the seas will not catastrophically rise."

The reviewer for Science Communication praised The Flooded Earth as "packed with information to explain how the path we are on increases CO2 levels and can create a flooded earth. It should be required reading for political decision makers everywhere." and the reviewer for Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research described it as "an excellent reference for the educated lay person." Peter D. Ward is Professor of Biology and Earth and Space Sciences at the University of Washington in Seattle.