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The Bookshelf: Sept. 10, 2014

In this week's Bookshelf, our content partner Kirkus Reviews highlights Carbon Shock.

Carbon Shock: A Tale of Risk and Calculus on the Front Lines of a Disrupted Global Economy by Mark Schapiro

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CARBON SHOCK: A Tale of Risk and Calculus on the Front Lines of a Disrupted Global Economy

by Mark Schapiro

Schapiro explores the many costs of climate change: heat waves, lower rainfall in dry areas, torrential rain in wet areas, floods, refugees, public health impacts as diseases once limited to the tropics move north and south. … This is not breaking new ground, but Schapiro is particularly sharp in pointing to the elephant in the room, and not just because it is producing a great deal of methane. … Schapiro covers a good number of projects to cut down on emissions, though we will all have to pay for pulling in the greenhouse reins, especially through the use of taxes as punitive disincentives to fossil fuel abuse and as a way to fund research into alternative energy sources.

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