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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (32 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stephan Faris Narrator: Mel Foster Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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While reporting just outside of Darfur, Stephan Faris discovered that climate change was at the root of that conflict, and began to wonder what current and impending—and largely unanticipated—crises such changes have in store for the world. Forecast provides the answers. Global warming will spur the spread of many diseases. Italy has already experienced its first climate-change epidemic of a tropical disease, and malaria is gaining ground in Africa. The warming world will shift huge populations and potentially redraw political alliances around the globe, driving environmentalists into the hands of anti-immigrant groups. America’s coasts are already more difficult places to live as increasing insurance rates make the Gulf Coast and other gorgeous spots prohibitively expensive. Crops will fail in previously lush places and thrive in some formerly barren zones, altering huge industries and remaking traditions. Water scarcity in India and Pakistan have the potential to inflame the conflict in Kashmir to unprecedented levels and draw the United States into the troubles there, and elsewhere. Told through the narratives of current, past, and future events, the result of astonishingly wide travel and reporting, Forecast is a powerful, gracefully written, eye-opening account of this most urgent issue and how it has altered and will alter our world.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Stephan Faris has traveled everywhere, holding his journalist’s looking glass up for everyone to see the same carbon-crazed climate monster looming in every reflection. Reader, that mirror is now in your hands. Your world, too, is peering from these pages. Better pay attention.”

    Alan Weisman, New York Times bestselling author of The World without Us

  • “An intelligent, nuanced report on the complex relationships between increasingly unstable weather patterns and politics, ecology, and lifestyles.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “A globe-spanning look at the effects of climate change, already apparent in our time…Faris writes deftly about the developing world.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “As Stephan Faris’ Forecast so powerfully illustrates, global warming is already playing a crucial role in a number of issues besetting the planet…With a very deft hand, and even a touch of ironic wit, Faris shows that global warming comes at real cost to real people—and the future is already upon us.”

    Scott Anderson, author of The Man Who Tried to Save the World

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Rebecca | 6/15/2013

    " I really tried to like this book, but it just failed to keep my attention. It had some interesting parts, such as the discussion about infections, however, I found the book, overall, to be on the boring side. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Andrea Hejtmanek | 11/25/2012

    " Wow, it is pretty shocking to hear how global warming and climate change have already disrupted many communities around the world. We are seeing effects now. This book is very informative and has a lot of great information. Also the way it is written is very engaging, not dry at all. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Rob | 1/15/2010

    " Points out ways in which climate change could impact society that we don't necessarily think about. The chapters on coastal property and the wine industry are excellent. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Ray | 12/31/2009

    " The author discusses the affects climate change may have on several areas around the globe, although it often takes him an awful long time to get to his point. While the causes and potential solutions are given light treatment, the potential affects are sobering. "

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About the Author

Stephan Faris is the author of Forecast and a founding member of Deca, a global journalism cooperative that creates long-form stories about the world.

About the Narrator

Mel Foster is a prolific audiobook narrator, having read dozens of titles throughout his career. He is the recipient of the prestigious Audie Award, as well as the AudioFile Earphones Award. A former advertising agency executive who used to record test tracks for commercials, his narration career was born out of encouragement from his clients who would often say, “why are we hiring someone else? I like this guy.”