Our Drowning World

Antony Milne, Author Associated Publishers Group $0 (192p) ISBN 978-1-85327-004-8
The evidence is all around usEarth's climate is changing. Heat waves are more frequent and of longer duration than in the past, disastrous droughts are widespread, and storms are more severe; the climate shows acute instability. There are news stories about holes in the ozone layer, rising ocean temperatures and the greenhouse effect, coupled with dire predictions about the future of our planet. Environmentalist Milne (London's Drowning, Floodshock) examines the conditions that have caused the growth of thermal pollution around the world and its ultimate consequences. The most serious problem, he argues, is deforestation, which brings permanent ecological harm; other factors are overpopulation, soil erosion, growth of mega-cities and the heating-up and expansion of the oceans. Milne calls for renewed attempts at more efficient energy use and elimination of fuel waste in this sobering picture of Earth's future. Illustrations. (March)
Reviewed on: 02/01/1988
Release date: 02/01/1988
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