Good Reading : May 2008
48 good reading ı MAY 2008 coffee table ‘The fate of Antarctica foretells the fate of the Earth.’ As scientists have been telling us for some fifty years now, the fragile environment of Antarctica is in a precarious state. If there is no global commitment to protect this unique ecosystem – including its threatened and endangered species such as chinstrap penguins, humpback whales and the albatross – the future of Earth itself will be in peril. The breathtaking photos in Antarctica:The Global Warning were taken by the environmental advocate Sebastian Copeland who also serves on the Board of Directors of Global Green USA (an affiliate of Mikhail Gorbachev’s Green Cross International). Global Green has championed the sustainable rebuilding of New Orleans, Green Schools, Affordable Housing and the Global Solar Fund. In this book Copeland presents scientific data and his personal perspective on climate change and explains why and how the polar regions are continuing to melt at a rapid pace. With a foreword by Mikhail Gorbachev and a preface by Leonardo DiCaprio, Antarctica:The Global Warning is not only a beautiful photographic look at the frozen continent and the creatures who live in it, but also an important reminder of the earth’s threatened environment.