The Water Will Come
Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Remaking of the Civilized World
Little, Brown US, 2017
As ancient ice sheets melt rapidly, rising seas will swamp the world’s coastal cities.
According to journalist Jeff Goodell, rising seas will drown coastal cities, displacing hundreds of millions of people and causing trillions of dollars in damage. Modern people – unlike their seawise ancestors – cling to coastal land, barricade it and build vulnerable fixed infrastructures like nuclear power plants. Inevitably, Goodell says, as glaciers melt at an unprecedented rate, “the water will come.” The author traveled widely to understand this unfolding catastrophe, speaking with its victims and with those who can limit its effects. His compelling primer will appeal to influencers, leaders, change managers and concerned citizens.
About the Author
Rolling Stone editor and award-winning author Jeff Goodell writes on modern environmental and energy issues. His other books include How to Cool the Planet, Sunnyvale and Big Coal: The Dirty Secret Behind America’s Energy Future.
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