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The great displacement : climate change and the next American migration / Jake Bittle.

Bittle, Jake, (author.).


"We think about the dangers of climate change in the future tense: that as global warming gets worse over the coming decades, millions of people will scatter around the world fleeing famine and rising seas. What we often don't realize is that the consequences of climate change are already visible, right here in the United States. Bittle shows that, from fire-scorched California to the soaked watersheds of inland North Carolina, people are moving. Insurance and mortgage markets are already shifting to reflect mounting climate risk, pricing people out of risky areas. He tells the stories of those already experiencing life on the move, and show how radically climate change will transform our lives--and reshape the geography of the United States."-- Adapted from jacket.

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  • ISBN: 1982178264
  • ISBN: 9781982178260
  • Physical Description: xix, 347 pages ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First Simon & Schuster trade paperback edition February 2024.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, 2023.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-338) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
The end of the earth : climate change and the age of permanent disaster : Big Pine Key, Florida -- After the flood : managed retreat and its victims : Kinston, North Carolina -- Burnout : wildfires, insurance, and the housing crisis : Santa Rosa, California -- The story of the Verdins : coastal erosion and cultural extinction : Pointe-au-Chien, Louisiana -- Frankenstein city : flood control and urban inequality : Houston, Texas -- Why should this a desert be? : drought, agriculture, and the era of expansion : Pinal County, Arizona -- Bailout : rising seas and falling markets : Norfolk, Virginia -- Where will we go? : a new American geography.
Subject: Environmental refugees > United States.
Forced migration > United States.
Climatic changes > Social aspects > United States.
Natural disasters.
Climate Change
Natural Disasters
Human Migration
United States
Réfugiés environnementaux > États-Unis.
Climat > Changements > Aspect social > États-Unis.
Catastrophes naturelles.
climate change.
natural disasters.
SCIENCE / Global Warming & Climate Change.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Regional Planning.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Poverty & Homelessness.
Climatic changes > Social aspects
Environmental refugees
Forced migration
United States

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Burlington Public Library 362.8709 BITTLE 2024 39851001763730 New Non-fiction Copy hold Available -

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