How to prepare for climate change A practical guide to surviving the chaos

David Pogue, 1963-

Book - 2021

"A practical and comprehensive guide to surviving the greatest disaster of our time, from New York Times bestselling self-help author and beloved CBS Sunday Morning science and technology correspondent David Pogue"--

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Published
New York, NY : Simon & Schuster 2021.
Edition
First Simon & Schuster trade paperback edition
Language
English
Item Description
Includes index.
Bibligraphic references posted on publisher's website -- page 579.
Physical Description
610 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 23 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN
9781982134518
1982134518
Main Author
David Pogue, 1963- (author)
  • Acclimating to climate change
  • Where to live
  • How to build
  • What to grow
  • Where to invest
  • How to insure
  • Protecting your children
  • Ready for anything
  • Preparing for flood
  • Preparing for heat waves
  • Preparing for drought
  • Preparing for hurricanes and tornadoes
  • Preparing for wildfires
  • Preparing for mosquitoes and ticks
  • Preparing for social breakdown
  • Preparing your business
  • Where to find hope.
Review by Booklist Reviews

*Starred Review* After a depressing introduction on just how bad current conditions are, CBS Sunday Morning correspondent Pogue (Pogue's Basics: Money, 2016) devotes almost 600 pages to reasonable actions that individuals and businesses can take to mitigate the effects of climate change. Beginning with exhortations about becoming politically and socially active, topics include where to live, what to insure, and how to prepare for a variety of calamities ranging from droughts and forest fires to societal breakdown. Pogue cites an array of resources: national and international demographic analyses, topological studies, economic statistics, case studies, agricultural reports, medical data. He includes all sorts of maps, charts, and graphs, but he's not trying to prove anything; it's sort of assumed that anyone who picks up this book accepts that things are not going well. Pogue's tone is reasoned and nonsensationalized, and at times he's even reassuring as he offers best-practice survival tips. His final chapter is all about hope: successful interventions, large-scale cooperative movements, and promising innovations in everything from fuel sources to future foods. His final message? Prepare. That's one thing readers can control, and this extensive guide offers lots to think about and plenty of practical advice. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

"A practical and comprehensive guide to surviving the greatest disaster of our time, from New York Times bestselling self-help author and beloved CBS Sunday Morning science and technology correspondent David Pogue"--

Review by Publisher Summary 2

A practical and comprehensive guide to surviving the greatest disaster of our time, from New York Times bestselling self-help author and beloved CBS Sunday Morning science and technology correspondent David Pogue. You might not realize it, but we're already living through the beginnings of climate chaos. In Arizona, laborers now start their day at 3 a.m. because it's too hot to work past noon. Chinese investors are snapping up real estate in Canada. Millennials have evacuation plans. Moguls are building bunkers. Retirees in Miami are moving inland.In How to Prepare for Climate Change, bestselling self-help author David Pogue offers sensible, deeply researched advice for how the rest of us should start to ready ourselves for the years ahead. Pogue walks readers through what to grow, what to eat, how to build, how to insure, where to invest, how to prepare your children and pets, and even where to consider relocating when the time comes. (Two areas of the country, in particular, have the requisite cool temperatures, good hospitals, reliable access to water, and resilient infrastructure to serve as climate havens in the years ahead.) He also provides wise tips for managing your anxiety, as well as action plans for riding out every climate catastrophe, from superstorms and wildfires to ticks and epidemics.Timely and enlightening, How to Prepare for Climate Change is an indispensable guide for anyone who read The Uninhabitable Earth or The Sixth Extinction and wants to know how to make smart choices for the upheaval ahead.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

A practical and comprehensive guide to surviving the greatest disaster of our time, from New York Times bestselling self-help author and beloved CBS Sunday Morning science and technology correspondent David Pogue. You might not realize it, but we’re already living through the beginnings of climate chaos. In Arizona, laborers now start their day at 3 a.m. because it’s too hot to work past noon. Chinese investors are snapping up real estate in Canada. Millennials have evacuation plans. Moguls are building bunkers. Retirees in Miami are moving inland.In How to Prepare for Climate Change, bestselling self-help author David Pogue offers sensible, deeply researched advice for how the rest of us should start to ready ourselves for the years ahead. Pogue walks readers through what to grow, what to eat, how to build, how to insure, where to invest, how to prepare your children and pets, and even where to consider relocating when the time comes. (Two areas of the country, in particular, have the requisite cool temperatures, good hospitals, reliable access to water, and resilient infrastructure to serve as climate havens in the years ahead.) He also provides wise tips for managing your anxiety, as well as action plans for riding out every climate catastrophe, from superstorms and wildfires to ticks and epidemics.Timely and enlightening, How to Prepare for Climate Change is an indispensable guide for anyone who read The Uninhabitable Earth or The Sixth Extinction and wants to know how to make smart choices for the upheaval ahead.