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by Marek Kohn


On the second page of Turned Out Nice, his projection of climate change in Britain, Marek Kohn tells the .

On the second page of Turned Out Nice, his projection of climate change in Britain, Marek Kohn tells the boiling frog story. Drop a frog into hot water, he writes, and it will jump out; put it in slowly warming water and it will allow itself to be boiled to death.

Turned Out Nice book. Kohn looks closely at six landscapes and one city to show how our world will have altered over the course of the century.

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Turned Out Nice: How the British Isles Will Change as the World Heats Up. By Marek Kohn. CLIMATE change is a pretty scary topic, and those who write about it have, for the most part, been happy to play up the scariness. Faber & Faber; 368 pages; £1. 9. This may be due to noble motives or base ones. Many will have chosen to write about climate change because they think something should be done about it and that if their readers get scared they will be more likely to act. Trust: Self-Interest and the Common Good

And for two years, I struggled with the dilemma of waking up at 4:30 am on a Friday morning, driving to the prison, getting down, gloved and scrubbed, ready to receive the body of an executed prisoner, remove the organs and then transport these organs to the recipient hospital and then graft the gift of life to a recipient the same afternoon. Turned Out Nice: How the British Isles will Change as the World Heats Up (2010).

Turned Out Nice: How the British Isles Will Change as the World Heats Up by Marek Kohn, Faber £1. 9, 286 pages FT Bookshop price: £1. Global warming is dangerously overheated. To the bemused onlooker, it seems to be a branch of predictive science dominated by empurpled men bellowing at one another. Self-righteous doomsters lick their lips as they list the horrors rushing towards us as a direct result of our greed and selfishness. Self-righteous sceptics pounce on mistakes by scientists to denounce the whole man-made global warming thesis as a leftish, hairshirt-wearers’ plot

In this beguiling book Marek Kohn draws on the latest work on projected future climates to offer an imaginative .

In this beguiling book Marek Kohn draws on the latest work on projected future climates to offer an imaginative and well-documented examination of how Britain and Ireland may fare. Rather than trying to foresee a future for these islands as a whole, Kohn offers us six essays on specific places: a hotter, drier London, the eroding coast of East Anglia, changed uplands in Wales and England, a drowning river valley on England's south coast, contested futures for Scottish nature near Loch Ness, and a surprisingly resilient County Clare.

It is not an alarmist tract. Kohn is a fiercely honest writer and a biologist by training. But we will pay a price for this good fortune.

This book is a precise and fiercely honest projection of what we know about climate change into the future of one small corner of the planet: the islands of Britain and Ireland

This book is a precise and fiercely honest projection of what we know about climate change into the future of one small corner of the planet: the islands of Britain and Ireland.

Books : Turned Out Nice: How the British Isles will Change as the World Heats Up (Paperback). This book is a precise and fiercely honest projection of what we know about climate change into the future of one small corner of the planet: the islands of Britain and Ireland. But we will have paid a terrible price for our relative good fortune.

Marek Kohn's Turned Out Nice is nothing less than a portrait of Britain (and Ireland) a hundred years in the future, based on scientific evidence surrounding climate change that is available to us now. Beautifully written, and imbued with a love of these islands' unique landscapes, it will change they way you think about the climate and global warming.

It is not an alarmist tract. Kohn is a fiercely honest writer and a biologist by training. He makes it clear that some parts of Britain will be more like the nicer regions of today's Mediterranean. But we will pay a price for this good fortune. Our parks will be arid brown fields; private automobile use will probably be unheard of; water will be severely rationed; significant stretches of our beloved coastline will have been sacrificed to the sea. Floods on these coasts and in certain river valleys will make them uninhabitable. Some of our flora and fauna will have vanished; exotic animals and pests will flourish. Vast numbers of marginalised human migrants will be here. Surveillance and restriction of our movements will be taken for granted. Walking in what is left of 'nature' will be nearly impossible. Terrible summer fires in our upland areas will be commonplace. As the severe flooding in Somerset shows, Turned Out Nice is more relevant than ever: it is a report from the near future that we cannot afford to ignore.

Turned Out Nice: How the British Isles Will Change as the World Heats Up ebook
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Marek Kohn
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