Mark Hertsgaard has been writing about global warming for years but it wasn’t until he became a father that the predicted crisis of climate change began to touch him on a deeper level. In his new book Hot: Living Through the Next Fifty Years on Earth, Hertsgaard explores practical responses to the new era of global warming our civilization has entered. Now, the challenge isn’t just about trying to halt or reverse the warming trend but also figuring out how to live through the changes that are already occurring. The book also reflects the author’s deep regret and emotional distress at having to pass on to his children a world that may be almost unlivable, one in which storms, droughts, rising sea levels and mass extinctions of species are commonplace events. How do we prepare our children who for the changes that many climate scientists believe will befall us in the decades to come?
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