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The West Without Water: What Past Floods, Droughts, and Other Climatic Clues Tell Us about Tomorrow

University of California Press
Publication date: July 2013
ISBN: 9780520954809
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The West without Water documents the tumultuous climate of the American West over twenty millennia, with tales of past droughts and deluges and predictions about the impacts of future climate change on water resources. Looking at the region's current water crisis from the perspective of its climate history, the authors ask the central question of what is "normal" climate for the West, and whether the relatively benign climate of the past century will continue into the future.

The West without Water merges climate and paleoclimate research from a wide variety of sources as it introduces readers to key discoveries in cracking the secrets of the region's climatic past. It demonstrates that extended droughts and catastrophic floods have plagued the West with regularity over the past two millennia and recounts the most disastrous flood in the history of California and the West, which occurred in 1861-62. The authors show that, while the West may have temporarily buffered itself from such harsh climatic swings by creating artificial environments and human landscapes, our modern civilization may be ill-prepared for the future climate changes that are predicted to beset the region. They warn that it is time to face the realities of the past and prepare for a future in which fresh water may be less reliable.

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The West Without Water: What Past Floods, Droughts, and Other Climatic Clues Tell Us about Tomorrow PDF (Adobe DRM) download by B. Lynn Ingram
University of California Press, July 2013
ISBN: 9780520954809
EAN:  9780520954809
PDF (Adobe DRM)
List Price: $29.95 eBook price: $26.99
West without Water: What Past Floods, Droughts, and Other Climatic Clues Tell Us about Tomorrow ePub (Adobe DRM) download by B. Lynn Ingram
University of California Press, July 2013
ISBN: 9780520954809
EAN:  2370004909776
ePub (Adobe DRM)
List Price: $29.95 eBook price: $26.99