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    Distributor: Heritage Group Distribution Ltd. Supplies to:CA Availability: In stock Excluding:Dec 23, 2015 Carton Quantity:20 $25.00 CAD
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Storm Warning
Water and Climate Security in a Changing World
9781771601450 Paperback, Trade English General Trade NATURE / Environmental Conservation & Protection Dec 23, 2015
$25.00 CAD
Active 6 x 9 x 0.63 in | 400 gr 264 pages RMB | Rocky Mountain Books

Human beings and industrial-based society are changing the composition of our planet’s atmosphere and causing it to warm at an unnatural and oftentimes astonishingly rapid rate. Much of that warmth is being absorbed by water, which as a result is moving through the global hydrological cycle faster and in unprecedented ways. A warmer atmosphere carries more water vapour, which means that as temperatures continue to rise, storms will become more intense, last longer and cause more damage to our towns, cities and vital infrastructure.

On the other side of the hydro-climate coin, we can also expect deeper and more persistent droughts throughout the world, resulting in dramatic crop losses, difficult economic outcomes and fundamental alterations to landscape.

This highly considered, accessible and readable book explains how changes in the water cycle have already begun to affect how we think about and value water security and climate stability and what we can do to ensure a sustainable future for our children and grandchildren.

Robert William Sandford is the EPCOR Chair for Water and Climate Security at the United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health. He is the co-author of the UN Water in the World We Want report on post-2015 global sustainable development goals relating to water. He is also the author of some 30 books on the history, heritage and landscape of the Canadian Rockies, including Water, Weather and the Mountain West, The Weekender Effect: Hyperdevelopment in Mountain Towns, Restoring the Flow: Confronting the World's Water Woes, Ethical Water: Learning to Value What Matters Most, Cold Matters: The State and Fate of Canada’s Fresh Water, Saving Lake Winnipeg, Flood Forecast: Climate Risk and Resiliency in Canada, Storm Warning: Water and Climate Security in a Changing World and North America in the Anthropocene. He is also a co-author of The Columbia River Treaty: A Primer, The Climate Nexus: Water, Food, Energy and Biodiversity in a Changing World and The Hard Work of Hope: Climate Change in the Age of Trump. Robert lives in Canmore, Alberta.

  • Promotion on the author’s website: www.rwsandford.ca

  • Publicity and promotion in conjunction with the author’s speaking engagements and seminar schedule

  • Marketing and publicity campaign targeting major daily newspapers, broadcast media and online communities as well as A\J: Alternatives Journal, Audubon Magazine, Canadian Geographic, Common Ground, Conscious Choice, E: The Environment Magazine, Earth First!, EarthLight, The Ecologist, EP: Environmental Protection, Green Futures, Grist, Mother Earth News, Mother Jones, National Geographic, Orion Magazine, Shambhala Sun Magazine, The Tyee and YES! Magazine

  • Online promotion and publicity via Twitter (@rmbooks), RMB Facebook page and paid ads, Google Adwords

  • Promotion and publicity targeting environmental conservation, climate change

  • Electronic ARCs and printed sampler


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The book is technical, yet readable. It’s suitable for anyone who is interested in better understanding the recent extreme weather events that have been felt across canada, why these events happened, and what they mean. For seasoned scientists, the book serves as a one-stop shop for understanding the state of the knowledge on this topic in canada, where gaps exist, and where trends are emerging.—Shannon Carto, Water Canada

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