Extended Audio Sample

Download Windfall: The Booming Business of Global Warming Audiobook

Extended Audio Sample Windfall: The Booming Business of Global Warming, by McKenzie Funk Click for printable size audiobook cover
0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: McKenzie Funk Narrator: Sean Runnette Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
Regular Price: $24.47 Download
— or —
FlexPass™ Price: $12.95$5.95$5.95 for new members!
Download learn more )

Global warming’s physical impacts can be separated into three broad categories: melt, drought, and deluge. Award-winning journalist McKenzie Funk travels to two dozen countries to profile entrepreneurial people who see a potential windfall in each of these forces.

The melt is a boon for newly arable, mineral rich regions of the Arctic, such as Greenland—and for the man-made snow trade. Drought creates opportunities for private firefighters working for insurance companies, as well as for fund managers backing south Sudanese warlords who control local  farmland. The deluge—rising seas, surging rivers, and superstorms—has been our most distant concern, but for Dutch architects designing floating cities and American scientists patenting hurricane defenses, the race is on.

By letting climate change continue unchecked, we are choosing to adapt to a warming world. Containing the resulting surge will benefit some, but much of the planet will suffer. McKenzie Funk has investigated both sides, and what he has found will shock us all.

Download and start listening now!

baol

Quotes & Awards

  • A Publishers Weekly Pick of the Week, January 2014
Write a Review
What is FlexPass?
  • Your first audiobook is just $5.95
  • Over 90% are at or below $12.95
  • "LOVE IT" guarantee
  • No time limits or expirations
About the Author

McKenzie Funk is an award-winning magazine journalist and the author of Windfall. His writing has appeared in Harper’s Bazaar, National Geographic, Rolling Stone, Outside, and the New York Times