Global warming will hit plants and animals hard – what’s needed is a new form of conservation, says Barnosky. Anthony Barnosky instead sees it as a harbinger of things to come. In Heatstroke, the renowned paleoecologist shows how global warming is. barnosky heat stroke photo. Image credit: Anthony Barnosky/Island Press. In , a hunter discovered a “pizzly” in the Canadian Arctic.

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Half polar bear, half grizzly, this never-before-seen animal might be dismissed as a fluke of nature. Anthony Barnosky instead sees it as a harbinger of things to come. In Heatstrokethe renowned paleoecologist shows how global warming is fundamentally changing the natural world and its creatures.

While melting ice may have helped produce the pizzly, climate change is more likely to wipe out species than to create them. This is not the first time climate change has dramatically transformed Earth.

Barnosky draws abrnosky between the coming centuries and the end of the last ice age, when mass extinctions swept the planet. The differences now are that climate change is faster and hotter than past changes, and for the first time humanity is driving it.

Which means this time we can work to stop it. No one knows exactly what nature will come to look like in this new age of global warming.

But Heatstroke gives us a haunting portrait of what we stand to lose and the vitality of what can be saved. The reason is simple: Thanks to global warming, the ecosystem we work to save today will have a different climate tomorrow. Then plant a tree, walk to work, and go and call your political representative.

This work is laced with fascinating descriptions of colorful people and places that make it enjoyable to read, even if the topic is sobering Anthony Barnosky shows that we’re barnsoky just heating up the planet, but changing its basic character: For anyone who has grown attached to nature as we know it, this is an essential, eye-opening read.


The Heat Is On Chapter 2. Behind Nature’s Heartbeat Chapter 3. On Our Watch Chapter 4.

Witnessing Extinction Chapter 5. Normal for Nature Chapter 6. California Dreaming Chapter 7.

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Ehrlich, Bing Professor of Population Studies, Stanford University ” Heatstroke is an important and useful heatshroke to the library on climate change, bringing insights from deep-time ecological research to help illuminate the dire forecasts of which we’re already so aware. Email Format html text.