Deep Future by Curt Stager
The Next 100,000 Years of Life on Earth

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A bold, far-reaching look at how our actions will decide the planet's future for millennia to come.

Imagine a planet where North American and Eurasian navies are squaring off over shipping lanes through an acidified, ice-free Arctic. Centuries later, their northern descendants retreat southward as the recovering sea freezes over again. And later still, future nations plan how to avert an approaching Ice Age... by burning what remains of our fossil fuels.

These are just a few of the events that are likely to befall Earth and human civilization in the next 100,000 years. And it will be the choices we make in this century that will affect that future more than those of any previous generation. We are living at the dawn of the Age of Humans; the only question is how long that age will last.

Few of us have yet asked, "What happens after global warming?" Drawing upon the latest, groundbreaking works of a handful of climate visionaries, Deep Future helps us look beyond 2100 a.d. to the next hundred millennia of life on Earth.

 

About Curt Stager

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CURT STAGER is an ecologist, paleoclimatologist, and science writer with a Ph.D. in biology and geology from Duke University. He has published over three dozen climate- and ecology-related articles in major journals including Science and Quaternary Research, and has written for popular audiences in The Utne Reader, Fast Company, and National Geographic. He teaches at Paul Smith's College in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York, and holds a research associate post at the University of Maine's Climate Change Institute, where he investigates the long-term history of climate in Africa, South America, and the polar regions.
 
Published March 15, 2011 by Thomas Dunne Books. 304 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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While we are already past the point where significant global warming can be prevented, the author points out that cutting carbon now preserves some for a future era when its release could help prevent another ice age—a global disaster every bit as threatening to the human race as warming.

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Deep Future is an ambitious book – one that seeks to change the way we think about global ...Doesn't have the entertainment value of The Day After Tomorrow but is a lot more accurate.

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Deep Future is not the most engaging book in the world (and as such, will probably take you a while to read), but it is certainly informative and the facts contained within are worth learning.

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Deep Future is an ambitious book – one that seeks to change the way we think about global warming.

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