Forecast

  • by Stephan Faris
  • Narrated by Mel Foster
  • 7 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

While reporting just outside of Darfur, Stephan Faris discovered that climate change was at the root of that conflict, and he began to wonder what current and impending - and largely unanticipated - crises such changes have in store for the world. Forecast provides the answers. Global warming will spur the spread of many diseases. Italy has already experienced its first climate-change epidemic of a tropical disease, and malaria is gaining ground in Africa. The warming world will shift huge populations and potentially redraw political alliances around the globe, driving environmentalists into the hands of anti-immigrant groups. America's coasts are already more difficult places to live, as increasing insurance rates make the Gulf Coast and other gorgeous spots prohibitively expensive. Crops will fail in previously lush places and thrive in some formerly barren zones, altering huge industries and remaking traditions. Water scarcity in India and Pakistan have the potential to inflame the conflict in Kashmir to unprecedented levels and draw the United States into the troubles there and elsewhere. Told through the narratives of current, past, and future events, the result of astonishingly wide travel and reporting, Forecast is a powerful, gracefully written, eye-opening account of this most urgent issue and how it has altered and will alter our world.

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What the Critics Say

"An intelligent, nuanced report on the complex relationships between increasingly unstable weather patterns and politics, ecology and lifestyles." (Publishers Weekly )
"A globe-spanning look at the effects of climate change, already apparent in our time.... Faris writes deftly about the developing world." (Kirkus)

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What did you like best about Forecast? What did you like least?

Fantastic field research.


What didn’t you like about Mel Foster’s performance?

Mel Foster? A human? I guess Mel Foster's additional credits are the voice for Stephen Haking's voice pad.


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- Kenneth

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-21-2009
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio