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

By: Marek Kohn

368 pages, no illustrations

Faber & Faber

Paperback | Jul 2011 | #191772 | ISBN-13: 9780571238163
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Hardback | Jun 2010 | #184882 | ISBN-13: 9780571238156
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About this book

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. Kohn looks closely at six landscapes and one city to show how our world will have altered over the course of the century. These islands will, compared with the parched Mediterranean lands, let alone a devastated Africa, be fairly benign places to live. But we will have paid a terrible price for our relative good fortune.

Our parks will be arid brown fields; private automobile use unheard of; water will be severely rationed; significant stretches of our beloved coastline will have been sacrificed to the sea. Some of our flora and fauna will have vanished; exotic animals and pests will flourish. Vast numbers of marginalized 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. This is a report from the near future that we cannot afford to ignore.

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Marek Kohn is the author of The Race Gallery, A Reason for Everything, Dope Girls and Trust. He lives in Sussex. 'Kohn is a wonderful writer', said AC Grayling, and Andrew Brown called him 'one of the best of our science writers'. He is a visiting professor at Sussex University.

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