In our ever warming world, trillions of indigenous bark beetles are killing billions of mature conifers throughout the forests of western North America and around the world, as they embark on their largest and most destructive feeding frenzy in modern times In areas where cold temperatures traditionally prevented these insects from thriving, our once healthy but now water starved trees are becoming and vulnerable to the voracious appetites of these destructive pests With aspects of both our environment and the economy at stake, Dr Reese Halters second RMB Manifesto provides information on the various types of beetles negatively impacting trees, descriptions of the ecosystems they currently inhabit, and an accessible look at the future humanity may face if we do not find ways to control greenhouse gas emissions and climate change, which are contributing factors to the ongoing spread of bark beetles....
|Title||:||The Insatiable Bark Beetle (An RMB Manifesto) (RMB Manifestos)|
|Publisher||:||RMB Rocky Mountain Books October 15, 2011|
|Number of Pages||:||176 pages|
|File Size||:||597 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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The Insatiable Bark Beetle (An RMB Manifesto) (RMB Manifestos) Reviews
This is engaging, detailed, instructive, compelling....and tremendously concerning.
This is a very worthwhile read. The author gives a concise, yet comprehensive overview of the disease (beetle-kill) that is decimating our forests. I'm amazed, frankly, that this issue isn't making the headlines more. I kept thinking of Jared Diamond's book, COLLAPSE. One of the common denominators of societal collapses, if I recall from Diamond's book, is the systemic loss of trees. Our society may be heading towards such a fate.
This book is a waste of paper. 1/3 of the book is the same old climate change rage & rant with facts that do little more than regurgitate what most people already know. There is no doubt that the climate is changing and humans are contributing to the galactic cycles of change that will resurface the earth with new evolution's of critters. It is too late for Co2 control and humans will pay for their relentless greed by grossly miss managing all natural resources, as history is full of examples for 5,000 years. Humans are a 500,000 year+ alien experiment spiraling out of control. Eventually...Nature Wins !!
Dr. Reese Halter has prepared a book that should be a must-read for all politicians who still doubt that human-induced climate change is not affecting our planet. In particular the third chapter is an excellent summary of the current evidence for climate change. Throughout the rest of the book, Reese then takes us on a rather sobering exploration of the effect that climate change is having on the world's forest ecosystems. In particular, he explores the effect that bark beetles are having on North America's key forests due to warmer winter temperatures, less moisture and longer growing seasons.