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Boiling Point: How Politicians, Big Oil and Coal, Journalists, and Activists Are Fueling the Climate Crisis-and What We Can Do to Avert Disaster

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In Boiling Point, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ross Gelbspan argues that, unchecked, climate change will swamp every other issue facing us today. Indeed, what began as an initial response of many institutions — denial and delay — has now grown into a crime against humanity. Gelbspan's previous book, The Heat Is On, exposed the financing of climate-change skeptics by the oil and coal companies. In Boiling Point, he reveals exactly how the fossil fuel industry is directing the Bush administration's energy and climate policies — payback for helping Bush get elected. Even more surprisingly, Gelbspan points a finger at both the media and environmental activists for unwittingly worsening the crisis. Finally, he offers a concrete plan for averting a full-blown climate catastrophe.

According to Gelbspan, a proper approach to climate change could solve many other problems in our social, political, and economic lives. It would dramatically reduce our reliance on oil, and with it our exposure to instability in the Middle East. It would create millions of jobs and raise living standards in poor countries whose populations are affected by climate-driven disease epidemics and whose borders are overrun by environmental refugees. It would also expand the global economy and lead to a far wealthier and more peaceful world. A passionate call-to-arms and a thoughtful roadmap for change, Boiling Point reveals what's at stake for our fragile planet.

Review:

"Gelbspan, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, offers no less than a call to arms in this treatise on how global warming is a threat and how it can be avoided. Gelbspan expands the argument about global warming: not only is the current U.S. administration to blame, but journalists and activists are as well. Journalists, he says, are culpable because they are minimizing the story; activists, while well-meaning, are so busy trying to form alliances and make compromises that they lose sight of a problem that Gelbspan believes could ultimately compromise the planet. Gelbspan writes clearly, and he argues that Republican members of Congress have latched onto theories of the few scientists who don't believe that global warming is a major problem. He lays out three of the plans being discussed to attack the problem, as well as one of his own (which focuses on changing energy subsidies from fossil fuels to alternative energy sources, funding the transfer of renewable energy sources to developing countries and greatly tightening emission standards). But at times, he adopts an apocalyptic tone — the first sentence of his first chapter contains the words, 'global climate change is threatening to spiral out of control' — and that may limit this work to true believers. Agent, Ike Williams." Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

"Predictably scary and shocking, but still rises to the level of reference." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"The blend of passionate advocacy and lucid analysis that Ross Gelbspan brings to...his second book...is extremely readable because the author's voice is so authentic....Gelbspan's point is a powerful one and is well argued." Al Gore, The New York Times Book Review

Book News Annotation:

Gelbspan (a former journalist with The Washington Post and The Boston Globe) warns that we ignore the realities of global warming at our own peril. He reports on how the U.S. Government, especially under the administration of George W. Bush, is ignoring scientific evidence of global warming and sabotaging global efforts to address the crisis. He also criticizes large energy companies and other corporations for funding distorted global warming science, journalists for failing to report on the facts properly, and US environmental activists for operating with outmoded and limited assumptions regarding how to combat the problem.
Annotation 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

From a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist comes a shocking expos of the forces that perpetuate the crisis of global warming--with a prescription for saving the planet.

About the Author

Ross Gelbspan was a longtime reporter and editor at the Philadelphia Bulletin, the Washington Post, and the Boston Globe, where he won a Pulitzer Prize for a series he conceived and edited. He covered the United Nations Conference on the Environment in Stockholm in 1972 and addressed the World Economic Forum in Davos in 1998. The author of The Heat Is On, he lives in Brookline, Massachusetts.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780465027613
Subtitle:
How Politicians, Big Oil and Coal, Journalists, and Activists Have Fueled a Climate Crisis -- And What We Can Do to Avert Disaster
Author:
Gelbspan, Ross
Publisher:
Basic Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
Environmental Science
Subject:
Global warming
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Subject:
Public Policy - Environmental Policy
Subject:
Journalism
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
20040720
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.50 in 14.50 oz

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Gelbspan, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, offers no less than a call to arms in this treatise on how global warming is a threat and how it can be avoided. Gelbspan expands the argument about global warming: not only is the current U.S. administration to blame, but journalists and activists are as well. Journalists, he says, are culpable because they are minimizing the story; activists, while well-meaning, are so busy trying to form alliances and make compromises that they lose sight of a problem that Gelbspan believes could ultimately compromise the planet. Gelbspan writes clearly, and he argues that Republican members of Congress have latched onto theories of the few scientists who don't believe that global warming is a major problem. He lays out three of the plans being discussed to attack the problem, as well as one of his own (which focuses on changing energy subsidies from fossil fuels to alternative energy sources, funding the transfer of renewable energy sources to developing countries and greatly tightening emission standards). But at times, he adopts an apocalyptic tone — the first sentence of his first chapter contains the words, 'global climate change is threatening to spiral out of control' — and that may limit this work to true believers. Agent, Ike Williams." Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "Predictably scary and shocking, but still rises to the level of reference."
"Review" by , "The blend of passionate advocacy and lucid analysis that Ross Gelbspan brings to...his second book...is extremely readable because the author's voice is so authentic....Gelbspan's point is a powerful one and is well argued."
"Synopsis" by , From a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist comes a shocking expos of the forces that perpetuate the crisis of global warming--with a prescription for saving the planet.
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