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How to harness the great forces of capitalism to save the world from catastrophe.

The forecasts are grim and time is running out, but that's not the end of the story. In this book, Fred Krupp, longtime president of Environmental Defense Fund, brings a stirring and hopeful call to arms: We can solve global warming, And in doing so we will build the new industries, jobs, and fortunes of the twenty-first century.

In these pages the reader will encounter the bold innovators and investors who are reinventing energy and the ways we use it. Among them: a frontier impresario who keeps his ice hotel frozen all summer long with the energy of hot springs; a utility engineer who feeds smokestack gases from coal-fired plants to voracious algae, then turns them into fuel; and a tribe of Native Americans, for two thousand years fishermen in the roughest Pacific waters, who are now harvesting the fierce power of the waves themselves.

These entrepreneurs are poised to remake the world's biggest business and save the planet — if America's political leaders give them a fair chance to compete.

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"Environmental Defense Fund president Krupp and journalist Horn proffer a business-centric prescription for alleviating climate change, coupling the market force of capitalism with technological innovation and entrepreneurial inventiveness. The authors argue in favor of strict federal carbon caps, which would induce innovators to explore new ways to control carbon dioxide emissions. The book notes the global and historical successes of cap and trade mechanisms, such as the Clean Air Act of 1990. Designed specifically to control sulfur dioxide (which causes acid rain), the Clean Air Act cut emissions 30% more than the law required by providing coal plant operators with a financial incentive to modernize. New technologies that would benefit from such a 'logical, elegant, market-based approach' include one as basic as an Arizona natural gas power plant that vents its smokestack waste into a vast greenhouse, where it nourishes algae used for manufacturing biodiesel, and one as a radical as harnessing the kinetic energy of molecules as a power source. This optimistic book brims with similar ideas, balancing jargon-heavy science with engaging profiles of individuals who are blending business and science in an attempt to save the planet." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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Krupp, who is President of the Environmental Defense Fund, has joined with Horn, an EDF staffer, to describe what the global community needs to achieve in order to reduce the effects of global warming. The authors exhibit a cautious but optimistic tone, maintaining that it is not too late to prevent a disastrous climate change through the development of new energy sources. Alternative energy sources are discussed at length, along with the specific innovations that will ultimately provide solutions. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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How to harness the great forces of capitalism to save the world from catastrophe.

Synopsis:

The forecasts are grim and time is running out, but that's not the end of the story. In this book, Fred Krupp, longtime president of Environmental Defense Fund, brings a stirring and hopeful call to arms: We can solve global warming. And in doing so we will build the new industries, jobs, and fortunes of the twenty-first century.

In these pages the reader will encounter the bold innovators and investors who are reinventing energy and the ways we use it. Among them: a frontier impresario who keeps his ice hotel frozen all summer long with the energy of hot springs; a utility engineer who feeds smokestack gases from coal-fired plants to voracious algae, then turns them into fuel; and a tribe of Native Americans, for two thousand years fishermen in the roughest Pacific waters, who are now harvesting the fierce power of the waves themselves.

These entrepreneurs are poised to remake the world's biggest business and save the planet--if America's political leaders give them a fair chance to compete.

About the Author

In his twenty-three years as president of Environmental Defense Fund, representing 500,000 members, Fred Krupp has been the foremost champion of harnessing market forces for environmental ends. Miriam Horn has written for Vanity Fair and the New York Times.

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Richard Yarnell, January 1, 2010 (view all comments by Richard Yarnell)
One of the most important books of the decade, ranking, in my view, ahead of the unreasonably maligned contributions of Gore.
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wcrblack, April 24, 2008 (view all comments by wcrblack)
Muy interesante en la actualidad ya que detener el calentamiento global nos interesa a todos.
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jasminnie, March 17, 2008 (view all comments by jasminnie)
I was definitely surprised when I read this book. I thought it would kind of have the same aproach that Al Gore took in the well known An Inconvenient Truth, but it has a differnet angle and goes more in depth of what people are actually doing( such as companiesand investors) I really enjoyed reading this book and found it catchy for even the more stubborn readers, so go ahead and pick it up!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780393066906
Author:
Fred Krupp and Miriam Horn
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Author:
Krupp, Fred
Author:
Horn, Miriam
Subject:
Environmental Science
Subject:
Power Resources - Alternative & Renewable
Subject:
Energy conservation
Subject:
Global warming
Subject:
Industries - Energy Industries
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Subject:
Energy conservation -- United States.
Subject:
General-General
Copyright:
Publication Date:
March 2008
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
12 illustrations
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9.6 x 6.4 x 1 in 1.28 lb

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Environmental Defense Fund president Krupp and journalist Horn proffer a business-centric prescription for alleviating climate change, coupling the market force of capitalism with technological innovation and entrepreneurial inventiveness. The authors argue in favor of strict federal carbon caps, which would induce innovators to explore new ways to control carbon dioxide emissions. The book notes the global and historical successes of cap and trade mechanisms, such as the Clean Air Act of 1990. Designed specifically to control sulfur dioxide (which causes acid rain), the Clean Air Act cut emissions 30% more than the law required by providing coal plant operators with a financial incentive to modernize. New technologies that would benefit from such a 'logical, elegant, market-based approach' include one as basic as an Arizona natural gas power plant that vents its smokestack waste into a vast greenhouse, where it nourishes algae used for manufacturing biodiesel, and one as a radical as harnessing the kinetic energy of molecules as a power source. This optimistic book brims with similar ideas, balancing jargon-heavy science with engaging profiles of individuals who are blending business and science in an attempt to save the planet." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , How to harness the great forces of capitalism to save the world from catastrophe.
"Synopsis" by , The forecasts are grim and time is running out, but that's not the end of the story. In this book, Fred Krupp, longtime president of Environmental Defense Fund, brings a stirring and hopeful call to arms: We can solve global warming. And in doing so we will build the new industries, jobs, and fortunes of the twenty-first century.

In these pages the reader will encounter the bold innovators and investors who are reinventing energy and the ways we use it. Among them: a frontier impresario who keeps his ice hotel frozen all summer long with the energy of hot springs; a utility engineer who feeds smokestack gases from coal-fired plants to voracious algae, then turns them into fuel; and a tribe of Native Americans, for two thousand years fishermen in the roughest Pacific waters, who are now harvesting the fierce power of the waves themselves.

These entrepreneurs are poised to remake the world's biggest business and save the planet--if America's political leaders give them a fair chance to compete.

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