Climate 'Weirdness' Throws Ecosystems 'Out Of Kilter'


"We've had time to act — and essentially we haven't acted," says science journalist Michael Lemonick. He describes the threats posed by climate change in his new book, Global Weirdness: Severe Storms, Deadly Heat Waves, Relentless Drought, Rising Seas, and the Weather of the Future.

Full piece on NPR

Comments why exactly is this article posted on LISNews? Can I put up stuff I like from Sports Illustrated on here?

The piece is about a book that was featured by a major news outlet. The book is in the top 1000 best selling books on Amazon.

In these categories it is ranked #1

#1 in Books > Professional & Technical > Professional Science > Earth Sciences > Weather
#1 in Books > Professional & Technical > Professional Science > Earth Sciences > Rivers
#1 in Books > Professional & Technical > Professional Science > Earth Sciences > Climatology

Weather and drought and climate have been in the news a lot recently. Posting information for librarians about a book on this topic would seem relevant in that it raises awareness about a book that deals with a contemporary issue that is being widely discussed.

Some news stories from today:

Forecast: US drought lingering but leveling off
Climate change poses risks to food, beyond U.S. drought
Drought and climate scepticism in corn belt

These are all article from today.

When should books be mentioned on LISNEWS? Only when they are specifically about libraries?

I did mention a similar book the other day but it was not mentioned at a major news site so I posted in my blog and not as a story on LISNEWS. See: A Reef in Time: The Great Barrier Reef from Beginning to End

In response to your question - Can I put up stuff I like from Sports Illustrated on here?

What story would you like to post from Sports Illustrated and why do you think it is relevant to LISNEWS?

In the end LISNEWS is run by Blake and he is the ultimate arbiter of what is on the site. In that sense what is relevant for LISNEWS is what he decides to allow on the site. If Blake ever objected to a post I would give his concerns extreme weight. That said Blake has the power, ability, and right to remove posts from this site without any input from me.

Personally I welcome the questioning of the relevance of my post. It allows me to explain my reasoning. Maybe more people should comment on the relevance of stories.

It seems as though you've provided an answer to both of my questions. Now I just have to choose a press mention of a top selling 1000 book that advances my political/social agenda and hope it doesn't somehow offend the all-powerful Blake.

>>that advances my political/social agenda

Overtime you will notice that the books I suggest come from different philosophical camps. A suggestion about a book does not infer that I agree with all the content or even that I agree with the ideas of the book.

You are forgetting that I also mentioned how the topic of the book was in the news separate from the article about the book. On the nightly news they having been doing lots of stories on the drought and the weather in the U.S.

So you need a top 1000 book that doesn't offend Blake that has a topic that is being significantly covered in the news.

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