Il Polo si sta inesorabilmente sciogliendo. È un fatto col quale dobbiamo confrontarci. Lo scioglimento dei ghiacci è andato aumentando drammaticamente negli ultimi trent’anni. E i ghiacci del Polo sono la cartina al tornasole dello stato di salute del clima del pianeta e tanto più diminuiscono, tanto meno calore viene riflesso verso lo spazio dal loro candore, peggiorando ulteriormente la situazione in un circolo vizioso. L’accelerazione del fenomeno è impressionante, ma le autorità politiche
non sembrano aver ancora realizzato l’enorme pericolo che ciò comporta , ovvero che il destino dell’Artico è la miccia che potrebbe innescare una spirale che finirebbe col coinvolgere il mondo intero.
Addio ai ghiacci, uscito per la prima volta nel 2017 e ora aggiornato agli ultimissimi dati, contiene tutti i fatti incontrovertibili dell’evidenza scientifica, minuziosamente raccolti, spiegati e argomentati in maniera estremamente comprensibile per chiunque: non dà scampo. È un appello accorato e competente che non deve cadere nel vuoto.
- ISBN: 8833934497
- Casa Editrice: Bollati Boringhieri
- Pagine: 286
This is a marvelous, short book by the leading expert on the Arctic. Peter Wadhams interleaves his own participation in research experiments with his narrative on climate change. He shows his own private viewpoint, and is extremely troubled by the impending catastrophes that climate change will brin Leggi tutto
This is a really important book from a highly experienced researcher on the Arctic ice and the impact of climate change - but it falls down as popular science. A lot of material in the introductory chapters feels far too much like the early parts of a textbook. Eskimos may not really have vast numbe Leggi tutto
Only a few people in the world know ice better than Peter Wadhams. A professor of Ocean Physics at Cambridge, Peter Wadhams is a world authority on sea ice. His book ‘A Farewell to Ice’ is a report from the Arctic, and the consequences of the loss of the summer sea ice. It is also a personal history Leggi tutto
BOOK OF THE YEAR. A writer has one imperative or simple rule – read. Often I have little understanding of what I’m reading. Usually there is a but here. I do not understand Einstein’s Theory of Relativity, but…kinda like a meme from T. S. Eliot’s Little Gidding: ‘We shall not cease from exploration/A Leggi tutto
An absolute must read. Wadhams describes multiple facets of the effects of climate change and beyond, breaking down scientific phrasing and processes into patient layman terms to give everyone the opportunity to really appreciate the work going on and the work there is still left to do. If only this Leggi tutto
Most of the book is a very clearly written examination of ice, particularly arctic ice -- how and why ice forms; what has been happening to arctic ice over the last 50+ years, both in distribution and thickness; what the consequences of the retreating and thinning arctic ice is for the arctic and th Leggi tutto
A bold work for our times Dr. Wadhams makes a clear and cogent case about the peril of our times. He says what few others have the courage to say, and he brings the receipts. Anyone interested in learning about global warming will gain more than they might guess from this book, which first teaches yo Leggi tutto
Iedereen zou dit eigenlijk moeten lezen, vooraleer onze Aarde ontploft.
I think this book could've been much more engagingly written, but given how informative it is about something so important to the human race and the planet, it deserves four stars. It isn't quite as accessible as I'd hoped - I consider myself reasonably capable of grasping scientific concepts, but th Leggi tutto
There is some good science in this book and the basic thesis is 100% correct; the Arctic is melting, and the impact of this will be as much of a climate driver as carbon emissions. There’s also the methane releases from thawing permafrost and the sea bottoms of formerly frozen waters which, if they Leggi tutto
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