Forthcoming from Routledge in February 2004 is E Magazine‘s new book Feeling the Heat: Reports From the Frontlines of Climate Change. The book, edited by E Editor Jim Motavalli, is an expanded version of a special issue that appeared in September/October 2000. That story was widely reprinted in U.S. newspapers and in cyberspace via the Los Angeles Times Syndicate, and was distributed by activists to delegates at global warming conferences.
The book goes beyond scientific theories about global warming to look at a process that is already well underway. Climate change is not a subject for debate in countries with soaring temperatures, inundated land and changing ecosystems. The book features on-the-scene reporting from global "hot spots" such as India, China, Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, Fiji, Alaska, Antarctica, the Caribbean islands and, in the U.S., New York City, New Jersey, the Pacific Northwest and California’s coast.
The contributors, in addition to editor Motavalli, include Sally Deneen, the Florida Magazine Association’s "Writer of the Year" in 1998; Ross Gelbspan, a veteran of The Philadelphia Bulletin, The Washington Post and The Boston Globe who is the author of The Heat Is On: The Climate Crisis, the Cover-up, the Prescription (Perseus Books) and maintains www.heatisonline.org; David Helvarg, an investigative journalist and author of the 2001 book Blue Frontier: The Fight to Save America’s Living Seas (W.H. Freeman) and an updated version of The War Against the Greens (Sierra Club Books); Dick Russell, author of Eye of the Whale: Epic Passage from Baja to Siberia (Simon & Schuster); Mark Hertsgaard, author of The Eagle’s Shadow: Why America Fascinates and Infuriates the World (Farrar Straus & Giroux) and Earth Odyssey: Around the World In Search of Our Environmental Future (Broadway Books); Orna Izakson, a former environmental reporter for the Bangor Times now based in Eugene, Oregon and working on a book about the Klamath Basin; and Kieran Mulvaney, who is the author of The Whaling Season: An Inside Account of the Struggle to Stop Commercial Whaling (Shearwater).
The book is illustrated with photographs by Gary Braasch, a nature photojournalist who covers environmental issues for magazines world-wide. One of the most-published nature photographers working today, he is currently researching and photographing areas of high biodiversity in North and South America, and documenting the effects of global climate change.
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