What's Really Happening to Our Planet?

What's Really Happening to Our Planet?

The Facts Simply Explained

Book - 2016 | First American edition.
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An easy-to-understand overview of the state of our planet and its future, using eye-opening and accessible charts, graphs, and infographics.

By 2050, the global population is expected to reach 9 billion. What's Really Happening to Our Planet? uses a graphic approach to chart the dramatic explosion of the human population and consumption and its impact on the planet.

Based on unmatched scientific data, What's Really Happening to Our Planet? brings together major areas of public concern, such as deforestation, climate change, water shortages, and inequality. Easy-to-reference charts and infographics illustrate key findings, while clear, jargon-free text explains the science behind the figures. In addition to charting global trends and showing how they are connected, this book articulates how we can live more sustainably in the future.

What's Really Happening to Our Planet? is a new and heart-stopping analysis of the latest chapter in human history and offers a fresh perspective on our future.

Publisher: New York : DK Publishing, 2016.
Edition: First American edition.
ISBN: 9781465445476
Branch Call Number: 304.28 Jun
Characteristics: 223 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour), maps (chiefly colour) ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Dorling Kindersley Publishing, Inc


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Aug 12, 2016

This graphical presentation of the many threats to the planet is, at first, engaging, but then rather numbing as it goes on relentlessly for 200 pages. Why do so many graphs show exponential growth? What can we infer from a graph that has no Y-axis scale? The message is clear that we have to live within the natural limits of planet Earth ... but, in the end, I didn't have confidence in the author's recommendations.

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