Prophecies by Nostradamus and Climate Central - NYTimes.com
“Global Weirdness: Severe Storms, Deadly Heat Waves, Relentless Drought, Rising Seas, and the Weather of the Future,” a slim and elegant book written by the scientists and journalists with a nonpartisan organization called Climate Central, is an antidote of sorts to “The Prophecies.”
That is, it’s a book, written in the kind of plain English of which Strunk and White would approve, that lays out what we know about climate change while hewing to the facts and taking great care to avoid bias and hysteria.
It looks forward to likely outcomes for Earth and its people. How high is the water likely to rise? (Two to six feet by 2100.) Will malaria and dengue fever begin to plague us in the Northeast? (Very possibly.) Are scientists really proposing that we halt the warming by shooting flotillas of mirrors into low orbit around the earth? (Yep.)
“Global Weirdness” is not written in demonic quatrains, but it is 500 times scarier than Nostradamus.