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 Rising seas : flooding, climate change and our new world
 Author: Thomas, Keltie

 Publisher:  Firefly Books (2018)

 Dewey: 551.45
 Classification: Nonfiction
 Physical Description: 64 p., col. ill., col. maps, 28 cm

 BTSB No: 879639 ISBN: 9780228100225
 Ages: 9-13 Grades: 4-8

 Sea level
 Climate change

Price: $6.50

Gives an eye-popping view of what the Earth might look like under the rising and falling water levels of climate change.

 Illustrator: Boake, Kathy
Wuthrich, Belle

   Kirkus Reviews (02/15/18)
   School Library Journal (04/01/18)
   Booklist (12/01/17)

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School Library Journal - 04/01/2018 Gr 4–8—Thomas explains how increased carbon emissions contribute to higher temperatures that lead to rising sea levels. The results could displace millions of people in coastal areas and on islands and reduce land available for agriculture, manufacturing, and housing. The author focuses on 15 locales from around the world, where residents are making plans to protect, adapt, and/or relocate. Each scenario discusses the current situation and projects the possible effects by 2100. In places like New Orleans and the Nile Delta, sea encroachment is already measurable. Island nations such as the Maldives and Kiribati face the challenge of relocating their residents before their land disappears entirely, while the Netherlands continues to implement plans to protect its population. Thomas maintains a calm, measured tone despite some of the alarming possibilities presented. Maps, text boxes, diagrams, and photos enhance the visual presentation. Among the striking images are digital photos of what Miami Beach, FL, and Dhaka, Bangladesh, and other locations might look like if rising seal levels continue unabated. Suggestions for readers to reduce carbon emissions contain familiar ideas, such as conserving water and electricity, recycling, eating less meat, and shopping locally. VERDICT This sobering and dispassionate presentation of vital information deserves a place in most libraries.—Kathy Piehl, Minnesota State University Library, Mankato - Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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