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Heat : How To Stop the Planet From Burning (07 Edition)

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“A dazzling command of science and a relentless faith in people.”—Naomi Klein

“The most powerful treatise yet on the gravity of global warming. . . . I defy you to read this book and not feel motivated to change.”—The Times (London)

“If you care about the future of the planet, you should read Heat, and then give a copy to a friend.”—Elizabeth Kolbert

Today virtually none of us ask, “Is climate change actually happening?” Only one question is worth asking, “Can it be stopped?”

George Monbiot thinks it can. And with Heat: How to Stop the Planet From Burning, he offers us a book that just might save our world. For the first time, Heat demonstrates that we can achieve the necessary cut—a 90 percent reduction in carbon emissions by 2030—without bringing civilization to an end. Though writing with a “spirit of optimism,” Monbiot does not pretend it will be easy. Our response will have to be immediate, and it will have to be decisive.

With dazzling intellect and ample wit, Monbiot supports his proposals with a rigorous investigation into what works, what doesn’t, how much it costs, and what the problems might be. And he is not afraid to attack anyone—friend or foe—whose claims are false or whose figures have been fudged. There is no time to waste, Monbiot observes, “We are the last generation that can make this happen, and this is the last possible moment at which we can make it happen.”

George Monbiot is one of the world’s most influential thinkers. Nelson Mandela presented Monbiot with a United Nations Global 500 Award for outstanding environmental achievement. He is a weekly columnist for the Guardian.

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Monbiot is a noted and influential radical thinker in environmental issues, and he offers this analysis of current government programs for climate change to reveal the failures and shortcomings of global mitigation policies. Written for general audiences, this volume provides specific recommendations for reducing carbon emissions through transformations in sustainable home design, energy policies and modes of transportation. The author, while relatively optimistic, also emphasizes the need for immediate and decisive action. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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A brilliant and terriying book that forces us to move beyond denial and into action.

About the Author

George Monbiot writes a weekly column for the Guardian. He is the author of the bestselling books Captive State and The Age of Consent, as well as the investigative travel books Poisoned Arrows, Amazon Watershed and No Man's Land. Among many prizes he has won is the UN Global 500 award, presented to him by Nelson Mandela.

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Gustavus Student, May 13, 2010 (view all comments by Gustavus Student)
Overall, George Monbiot’s book, Heat: How to Stop the Planet from Burning, is a good read for those who may not be as well versed in the subject of climate change. He does a great job of scientifically describing our circumstance on Earth as well as helping us see the political and personal side of climate change that is important to understand. Monbiot doesn’t just leave the problems on the page, but puts possible solutions into his reader’s hands. Monbiot advocates for starting the change at home which is something that everyone can do. Whether the change is in your choice of transportation, updating your home, writing to your politicians, or simply educating your children, Monbiot makes solutions for climate change accessible. One downfall of the writing is that he does not address how to deal with what he calls the “envirosceptics”, or those who are slower to believe in climate change. He is quick to attack those he does not agree with, which at times makes his statement less powerful. However, Monbiot writes passionately and boldly which in turn truly makes the reader feel passionate and bold about making changes in their lives. Drastic climate change is just around the corner. What are you going to do about it?
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780896087873
Author:
Monbiot, George
Publisher:
South End Press
With:
Prescott, Matthew
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Subject:
Environmental Science
Subject:
Earth Sciences - Meteorology & Climatology
Subject:
Environmental Studies-Environment
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20090331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
10 BandW illustrations
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.30x5.40x.80 in. .80 lbs.

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