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The World in 2050 by Laurence C. Smith
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Oct 25, 2011 | ISBN 9780452297470

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“[The World in 2050] is a lively and impressive book, among the first in what promises to be an important publishing category, the explication of how the human landscape will be altered by artificially triggered climate change.”
Wall Street Journal

“Smith’s planetary palm-reading would be impressive enough, but he also managed to pull it off with literary gusto. He combines a wide-angle-lens analysis reminiscent of Jared Diamond with a knack for narrative, including tales of numerous visits to the Arctic.”
New Scientist

“Cleverly executed.”
Mother Jones

“One of the most head-turning books I’ve ever come across recently.”
-Thomas PM Barnett, World Politics Review

“A charismatic rising star vividly relates the big challenges facing the world.”
-Jared Diamond, author of the Pulitzer Prize winner Guns, Germs, and Steel and Collapse

“This is a blockbuster of clear argument, sophisticated use of multiple empirical sources, and cogent writing that makes a convincing case for the emergence of the deep Global North as the main beneficiary of emerging climatic and economic trends. Intelligently discussing the future requires exactly the balance of discerning empirical analysis and wise interpretive judgment to be found here.”
-John Agnew, Professor of Geography UC, Los Angeles

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