Breakpoint: Reckoning With America's Environmental Crises

byJeremy B. C. Jackson, Steve Chapple

Hardcover | April 17, 2018

Breakpoint: Reckoning With America's Environmental Crises by Jeremy B. C. Jackson
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An insightful look at the American environmental crisis and emerging solutions from the heartland to the coasts in the era of global climate change

Eminent ecologist Jeremy B. C. Jackson and award-winning journalist Steve Chapple traveled the length of the Mississippi River interviewing farmers, fishermen, scientists, and policymakers to better understand the mounting environmental problems ravaging the United States. Along their journey, which quickly expands to California, Florida, and New York, the pair uncovered surprising and profound connections between ecological systems and environmental crises across the country. Artfully weaving together independent research and engaging storytelling, Jackson and Chapple examine the looming threats from recent hurricanes and fires, industrial agriculture, river mismanagement, extreme weather events, drought, and rising sea levels that are pushing the country toward the breaking point of ecological and economic collapse.
 
Yet, despite these challenges, the authors provide optimistic and practical solutions for addressing these multidimensional issues to achieve greater environmental stability, human well-being, and future economic prosperity. With a passionate call to action, they look hopefully toward emerging and achievable solutions to preserve the country’s future.
Title:Breakpoint: Reckoning With America's Environmental CrisesFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:320 pages, 8.25 X 5.5 X 0.98 inShipping dimensions:320 pages, 8.25 X 5.5 X 0.98 inPublished:April 17, 2018Publisher:Yale University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0300179391

ISBN - 13:9780300179392

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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