The Water Will Come
- Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Remaking of the Civilized World
- Narrated by: Ian Ferguson
- Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 25-10-17
- Language: English
- Publisher: Hachette Audio
What if Atlantis wasn't a myth but an early precursor to a new age of great flooding? Across the globe, scientists and civilians alike are noticing rapidly rising sea levels and higher and higher tides pushing more water directly into the places we live, from our most vibrant, historic cities to our last remaining traditional coastal villages. With each crack in the great ice sheets of the Arctic and Antarctica and each tick upward of Earth's thermometer, we are moving closer to the brink of broad disaster.
By century's end, hundreds of millions of people will be retreating from the world's shores as our coasts become inundated and our landscapes transformed. From island nations to the world's major cities, coastal regions will disappear. Engineering projects to hold back the water are bold and may buy some time. Yet, despite international efforts and tireless research, there is no permanent solution - no barriers to erect or walls to build - that will protect us in the end from the drowning of the world as we know it.
The Water Will Come is the definitive account of the coming water, why and how this will happen, and what it will all mean. As he travels across 12 countries and reports from the front lines, acclaimed journalist Jeff Goodell employs fact, science, and first-person, on-the-ground journalism to show vivid scenes from what already is becoming a water world.
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By L on 02-01-18
Science doesn’t care about beliefs
This book will help you understand what rising seas will actually look like. And it was written BEFORE the 2017 hurricane season.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful
By Chillwx on 21-04-18
Gloomy but very well researched and written. I especially enjoyed the summaries of sea-level structures built (or being designed) across the world.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful