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Committed to serve you with the best reading materials, the American Library would like to draw your attention to the following titles from its wide collection of reading materials. For detailed information and availability of the titles, please click on the respective covers. To explore more, walk in to your nearest American Library.

Why Are We Waiting? : The Logic, Urgency, and Promise of Tackling Climate Change

By Nicholas Stern ; MIT Press

Climate change has a long-term impact. Stern makes a persuasive argument in favor of taking timely action to avoid irreversible loss. He demonstrates why addressing climate change is urgent and why it can no longer be postponed. Technological advances have lowered the cost of action and have paved path for international collaboration. Stern advocates grabbing this opportunity to make drastic beneficial changes and wonders why are we waiting?

Arctic Thaw: Climate Change and the Global Race for Energy Resources

By Stephanie Sammartino McPherson ; Twenty-First Century Books

Ice in the Arctic is fast disappearing which has paved the way for both international competition and cooperation. The new possibilities in the Arctic region come with associated risks. The pursuit of oil and natural gas would likely impact the fragile polar ecosystems and would catalyze worldwide global warming. The race to control the Arctic and its energy potential is already on. The author takes a look at the current conflict and the effects of global warming by exploring the ongoing energy controversies that will decide the future of the Arctic and of the earth.

Climate Shock: The Economic Consequences of a Hotter Planet

By Gernot Wagner and Martin L. Weitzman ; Princeton University Press

Gernot Wagner and Martin Weitzman escalate the need to be proactive in dealing with climate change. Human-led climate change could be an existential threat and it’s time we sprang into action. The authors encourage readers to think about climate change through the perspective of risk management and discuss the repercussions of not taking timely action in this direction.

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