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Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change

6 minutes
The causes and effects of climate change and what can be done to avert disaster.

In “Field Notes from a Catastrophe,” Elizabeth Kolbert sets out to illustrate how climate change is disrupting life in meaningful and personal ways. Increasingly unpredictable and extreme weather events, natural disasters, and rising sea levels are affecting humans around the world. Climate change is also damaging global ecosystems in unprecedented ways. World governments could prevent these effects from becoming catastrophic, but will they act before it’s too late?

Read this Snapshot if you:

  • Are wondering how climate change is already affecting humans and nature
  • Want to learn about how weather patterns and ecosystems are interconnected
  • Are looking for evidence-based research into the current and future impacts of climate change
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