Climate Change

Virginia Climate Fever
How Global Warming Will Transform Our Cities, Shorelines, and Forests
University of Virginia Press, 2014

Winner, American Institute of Physics 2015 Science Writing Award for Books

  • “…the most important book about the Commonwealth’s environment since Thomas Jefferson’s Notes on the State of Virginia.”
    – Bill Kovarik, Radford University
  • “…employs a winning mix of insight, humor, and engaging prose to explore the adverse impacts human-caused climate change is now having on Virginia, and to warn us of the grave threat…”
    – Michael E. Mann, Distinguished Professor, Penn State University, and author of The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars
  • “Written with clarity, scientific objectivity, and a passionate concern for the future of Virginia…a wake-up call…”
    – Jagadish Shukla, George Mason University, Climate Dynamics Program Director
  • “… in its own wonderful way, uncovers a wildly complex subject and lays it bare for all to see…terrific example of science writing…”
    – Catherine O’Riordan, Chief Operating Officer, American Institute of Physics
  • “Written by an environmental journalist, this engaging work examines the subtle effects of climate change on Virginia’s diverse environs today. It also explores how the intensification of global warming will transform the state’s coasts and forests and negatively impact the quality of life in urban and rural areas.”
    — Library Journal
  • “A surprising treatise, written in an engaging, storytelling–as opposed to pedagogic–manner, this is an easy read that raises and discusses issues that face everyone, not only Virginians, in terms of climate change… the tone is not preachy; the text feels more like a conversation with a thoughtful friend or friends that leaves the reader open to thinking more about the reasons why most citizens (and elected leaders) do nothing, although we hear and see the grim prognostication of what the future climate will wreak. Summing Up: Highly recommended.”
    — CHOICE

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