In New York City, enormous dikes stave off the rising Atlantic. Parched deserts have replaced farmlands in the Midwest and violent hurricanes batter the Gulf Coast. Tens of millions of people across the world trek northward in the greatest mass migration in recorded history.
This is NOT science fiction. According to projections by climatologists and environmental scientists, this will be our future if today's industrial and technological practices continue unchecked. The evidence is clear: greenhouse effect, a hole in the ozone layer, acid rain, devastating droughts, catastrophic floods, an increase in cancers. Humanity is heading for a global disaster of its own making.
An environmental classic, Entropy first explained the universal tendency of economic, social, and environmental systems to move from an ordered to a disordered state. Entropy covers the most recent consequences of the entropy principle at work in the greatest challenge ever to face humankind--how to save the planet from the dual threat of resource scarcity and global warming.
A powerfully argued and well-written book.