Table of contents for Living well in an age of global warming : 10 strategies for boomers, bobos, and cultural creatives / Paul A. Delcourt and Hazel R. Delcourt.


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Figures and Tables                               viii
Preface                                           xi
P t I  CASHING IT ALL N                                  1
1   Quality of Life in a Changing World               5
The Stunning Scale of Environmental Change       6
Crises Ahead-Why Care?                           6
A Personal Checklist                             8
2   Baby Boomers                                      10
The Baby Boom Generation-Who Are We?            10
Boomer Breakpoints                              12
How Do We Boomers View Ourselves?               14
"Who Will Be the Biggest Losers?                17
Doomed because of Boomer Demographics?          19
3   Greenhouse Warming-Somebody Else's Problem?       24
The Greenhouse Effect                           25
Commonsense Talk About Climate Models           29
The BAU Scenario-Is It Really Business as Usual?  31
General Consequences of Greenhouse Warming      34
"It's Never Too Late and It's Already Too Late"  36
rt    IFESTYLE DESTINATIONS                             37
4   The Seaside                                       41
Our Oceanfront Homes at Risk                    41
Sea-Level Rise in Deep Time                     42
Sea-Level Rise in a Greenhouse World            42
How Will a Greenhouse World Affect Iurricanes?  49
Deal with It, Move it, or Lose It               58
Beachfront Homes: Paradise for Years to Come?   60
5   The Lakeshore                                     65
How Hot Is Hot?                                 66
The Resorters' Dilemma                          68
Forests in Peril?                               79
Boom and Bust in Great Lakes Forestry           82
A Hunter's Wild Card                            86
6   The Mountains                                     88
Wellness in the Back of Beyond                  88
Paradox of the Tourists                         95
The Dreaded E-Word, Extinction                 102
Elusive Ecotones                               103
Adapting to a Future Mountain Scenario         106
7   The Sunbdt                                       107
Ecological Refugees                            108
Water Wars                                     1 10
Birds, the Consummate Ecological Nomads        1 22
Part     FINDING YOUR SOLUTION                           127
8   Ecological Survival Kit                          131
Packing Your Ecological Survival Kit           131
Hard Decisions                                 142
Risk: Changing Perceptions or Changing Reaities  144
Financial Security                             145
Social Security                                146
Ecological Security                            148
9   Ten Best Strategies for Living Well
in the Age of Global Warming                  1 50
Priorities                                     150
Risk Takers in a Greenhouse World              153
Ecological Thrill Seekers: Adventurers         154
The Ecological Contrarian                   154
The Ecological Speculator                   156
The Cash Flow King                          157
Comfort Seekers: Ecological Nomads             159
The Snowbird                                159
The Perpetual Beach Walker                  160
The Time-Share Timer                        161
The Sun-Seeking Road Warrior                162
The Seafaring Vagabond                      163
Stability Seekers: Year-Rounders               164
The Homesteader                             165
The Sustainable Hedonist                    1 67
Winners in a Greenhouse World                  168
1    Legacy for Future Generations                    1 69
No Park Is an Island: Corridors and Buffer Zones  170
What Can the Concerned Citizen Do?             173
The Ecological Edge                            181
Notes                                           183
Resources                                       214
Reference Books                               214
Web Site Resources                            215



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Global warming Environmental aspects United States, Retirement United States Planning Effect of environment on