Record-breaking, extreme weather conditions are on the rise. Violent and frequent hurricanes, unparalleled drought, tropical storms, rivers at unprecedented low levels in the Amazon Basin, vanishing glaciers, melting polar icecaps, and rising sea levels all signal dramatic changes in our climate.
Peter Bunyard, an internationally recognized expert on climate change, describes and explores recent extreme weather events, including Hurricane Katrina, the Alpine floods of 2005, and the heavy European and American snowfalls of 2006. Fully illustrated with stunning color photographs, this book looks at what happened, the human cost, the causes, and what can be done for the future.
This book is for all those who watched the Hurricane Katrina disaster unfold and wish to better understand the phenomena behind such catastrophic events.