Feeling the Heat: Dispatches from the Frontlines of Climate Change

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INDEX

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Abbey, Edward, 130
adelie penguins, 158 - 160 , 162 - 165
Chysanoessa Macrura and, 160
diet sampling of, 158
extinction projections for, 163
study of, 158 - 160 , 162 - 165
Aedes aegypti (mosquito), 76
Dengue fever and, 76
aerosols, 85 , 88
cooling effects of, 88
as part of Asian brown cloud, 85 , 88
Against the Tide: The Battle for America's Beaches (Dean), 48 , 56 , 178
shoreline stabilization efforts in, 56
The Age (Spillius), 86
AIMS (Australia Institute of Marine Sciences), 130 , 132 - 133
Alaska, 95 - 102
annual average temperatures in, 106
geographic history of, 95 - 96
global warming, effects in, 105
Little Diomede Island, 96 - 98
species redistribution in, 99 - 100
vegetation changes in, 99
Alaska Climate Research Center, 106
Alliance of Small Island States
Caribbean islands and, 76
alternative energy sources, 2 , 21 - 22 , 30 - 32
in China, 21 - 22
renewable, 2
Western Europe, investment in, 30
wind power as, 31 - 32
Ambrosini, Monica, 37
American Meteorological Society, 45
The American Littoral Society, 47
Ammerman, Albert, 36 - 37
on flooding (Venice, Italy), 36
on New Venice Consortium, 36 - 37
Antarctica, 157 - 171
adelie penguins in, 158 - 160 , 162 - 165
glacier size in, 161
global warming, effects of, 160 - 161
“GPs” in, 165 - 168
mean temperature rise in, 161
meteorological changes in, 161
research facilities on, 159 - 160
size of, 159
anthropogenic (human enhanced) climate changes, 163
global warming and, 163
Antigua, 61 - 70 , 75
average income in, 63
beach sand removal in, 75
drinking water, availability of, 66
geography of, 64 - 65
geological zones in, 65
history of, 67
hurricane damage in, 61 - 62 , 70
latitude of, 63
sea-level rise, effect on, 69
tropical diseases, increase in, 75 - 76
vegetation changes in, 65 - 66
warming trends in, 66
AOSIS (Alliance of Small Island States), 181
Arctic region, 98 , 101 , 107
global warming in, 98 , 101
sea ice, reduction in, 98 , 107
Arctic Sunrise (boat), 100

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