The Water Will Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Remaking of the Civilized World by Jeff Goodell

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What if Atlantis wasn't a myth, but an early precursor to a new age of great flooding? Across the globe, scientists and civilians alike are noticing rapidly rising sea levels, and higher and higher tides pushing more water directly into the places we live, from our most vibrant, historic cities to our last remaining traditional coastal villages. With each crack in the great ice sheets of the Arctic and Antarctica, and each tick upwards of Earth's thermometer, we are moving closer to the brink of broad disaster.

By century's end, hundreds of millions of people will be retreating from the world's shores as our coasts become inundated and our landscapes transformed. From island nations to the world's major cities, coastal regions will disappear. Engineering projects to hold back the water are bold and may buy some time. Yet despite international efforts and tireless research, there is no permanent solution-no barriers to erect or walls to build-that will protect us in the end from the drowning of the world as we know it.

The Water Will Come is the definitive account of the coming water, why and how this will happen, and what it will all mean. As he travels across twelve countries and reports from the front lines, acclaimed journalist Jeff Goodell employs fact, science, and first-person, on-the-ground journalism to show vivid scenes from what already is becoming a water world.

Title : The Water Will Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Remaking of the Civilized World
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ISBN : 031626024X
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 352 pages


Bam rated it ★★★★★

November 07, 2017

The water will come. Anyone who has ever lived near water knows that water will find its way in if it has a mind to. This book is largely about rising sea levels caused by climate change and melting glaciers and its impact on our society, for the truth is our climate is changing and causing unusu...

Bandit rated it ★★★★☆

October 26, 2017

It's October and in theory I should be reading something scary. Then again, this is pretty scary. Jeff Goodell, a journalist and a climate expert, creates a hauntingly vivid picture of a very wet world to come. Traveling the world, visiting coastal cities across the globe that can potentially bec...

Nancy rated it ★★★★★

February 03, 2018

Jeff Goodell traveled the world to report on how rising sea levels are impacting human society across the globe. His new book The Water Will Come takes readers to shrinking Alaskan glaciers with President Obama and into the flood-prone homes of impoverished people living in Lagos, Nigeria. "By tha...

William rated it ★★★★★

January 11, 2018

I just returned from a Christmas break in the South Bay part of Los Angeles where multimillion-dollar houses have been built along the strand next to the beach. I was curious why no one seems to be concerned about sea level rise. On the East Coast, and southern Florida in particular, the sea is a...

Jess rated it ★★★☆☆

November 03, 2017

Thanks to Little, Brown and Company via NetGalley for the opportunity to read and review this book. It has not influenced my thoughts or opinions about this book. Throughout this book, Goodell explores geographic regions and innovative technologies to see what can be done to reduce the impact of r...

Tony rated it ★★★★★

November 03, 2017

THE WATER WILL COME. (2017). Jeff Goodell. *****. This is an excellent review of climate change as it is recognized by the scientific community today. It takes a good look at the data, and projects events into the future to describe likely scenarios for our world when it is faced with water levels...

Stephen rated it ★★☆☆☆

November 27, 2017

This is a journalist's book posing as serious writing. The potential for coastal flooding caused by rapidly rising sea levels is genuine and acute.This is a superficial look at the problem, unnecessarily padded with character sketches of some of the politicians, engineers, scientists and activist...

March Shoggoth Madness rated it ★★★★★

August 15, 2017

Review: THE WATER WILL COME by Jeff Goodell An articulate and thoroughly-considered explication of sea level rise, THE WATER WILL COME is scientific journalism as it ought to be, explaining science, geological history and engineering in an understandable fashion. Mr. Goodell never resorts to scare...

Radiantflux rated it ★★☆☆☆

December 13, 2017

67th book for 2017. A disappointingly superficial account of an important topic. Each chapter seems to involve Goodell meeting some important person who isn't aware/doesn't care about sea-level rise, and at some point Goodell will be wading through water at some high-tide here or there (New York,...

David rated it ★★★★★

November 19, 2017

It is coming sooner than you probably think. Riveting (mostly)!! If you can believe in your voice traveling wirelessly. If you believe that the little box over your kitchen range can HEAT things without a heating element. IF you can believe that sunlight can make electricity. IF IF IF -> you be...

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