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Heat: How to Stop the Planet From Burning marks an important moment in our civilization's thinking about global warming. The question is no longer IS climate change actually happening, but What do we do about it? George Monbiot offers an ambitious and far-reaching program to cut our carbon dioxide emissions to the point where the environmental scales start tipping back — away from catastrophe.

Though writing with a "spirit of optimism," Monbiot does not pretend it will be easy. The only way to avoid further devastation, he argues, is a 90% cut in CO2 emissions in the rich nations of the world by 2030. In other words, our response will have to be immediate, and it will have to be decisive.

In every case he supports his proposals with a rigorous investigation into what works, what doesn't, how much it costs, and what the problems might be. He wages war on bad ideas as energetically as he promotes good ones. And he is not afraid to attack anyone — friend or foe — whose claims are false or whose figures have been fudged. After all, there is no time to waste. As Monbiot has said himself, "we are the last generation that can make this happen, and this is the last possible moment at which we can make it happen."

Review:

"George Monbiot's new book Heat picks up where Al Gore left off." David Morris, AlterNet

Review:

"Avoiding disastrous climate change is the central challenge of our time. George Monbiot addresses it with wit, verve, and rigor. He shows that all of our excuses for inaction are just that — excuses. If you care about the future of the planet, you should read Heat, and then give a copy to a friend." Elizabeth Kolbert, author of Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change

Review:

"George Monbiot is one of the real heroes of the fight against global warming; he has faced the reality of climate change much more squarely than most, and written a book that offers true hope precisely because it deals with the true facts, not a make-believe set that would be easier to work around. A courageous and a necessary book!" Bill McKibben, author of The End of Nature and Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future

Review:

"Fighting climate change will take more than facing off against oil companies, airlines and governments, Monbiot claims. It will mean fighting ourselves. We've grown too comfortable and have too much to lose. We've run out of time to think someone or something will save us from having to make tough choices and sacrifices." San Diego Union-Tribune

Synopsis:

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

Synopsis:

Heat: How to Stop the Planet From Burning marks an important moment in our civilization's thinking about global warming. The Question is no longer is climate change actually happening but what do we do about it? George monbiot offers an ambitious and far-reaching program to cut our carbon dioxide emissions to the point where the environmental scales start tipping back - away from catastrophe.

Synopsis:

Heat: How to Stop the Planet From Burningmarks an important momentin our civilization's thinking about global warming. The question is no longer Isclimate change actually happening?but What do we do about it?George Monbiot offers an ambitious and far-reaching program to cut our carbondioxide emissions to the point where the environmental scales start tippingback-away from catastrophe.

Though writing with a "spirit of optimism," Monbiot does notpretend it will be easy. The only way to avoid further devastation, he argues,is a 90% cut in CO2emissions in the rich nations of the world by2030. In other words, our response will have to be immediate, and it will haveto be decisive.

In every case he supports his proposals with a rigorous investigation intowhat works, what doesn't, how much it costs, and what the problems might be. Hewages war on bad ideas as energetically as he promotes good ones. And he is notafraid to attack anyone-friend or foe-whose claims are false or whose figureshave been fudged.
After all, there is no time to waste. As Monbiot has said himself, "weare the last generation that can make this happen, and this is the lastpossible moment at which we can make it happen."

George Monbiot
is thebest-selling author of The Age of Consentand Captive State, aswell as the investigative travel books Poisoned Arrows, AmazonWatershed, and No Man's Land. In 1995, Nelson Mandela presented himwith a United Nations Global 500 Award for outstanding environmentalachievement. He has held visiting fellowships or professorships at theuniversities of Oxford (environmental policy), Bristol (philosophy), Keele(politics), and East London (environmental science). Currently visitingprofessor of planning at Oxford Brookes University, he writes a weekly columnfor the Guardiannewspaper.

About the Author

George Monbiot is the best-selling author of The Age of Consent and Captive State, as well as the investigative travel books Poisoned Arrows, Amazon Watershed, and No Man's Land. In 1995, Nelson Mandela presented Monbiot with a United Nations Global 500 Award for outstanding environmental achievement. He has held visiting fellowships or professorships at the universities of Oxford (environmental policy), Bristol (philosophy), Keele (politics), and East London (environmental science). Currently visiting professor of planning at Oxford Brookes University, Monbiot writes a weekly column for the Guardian newspaper.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780896087798
Publisher:
South End Press
Subject:
Climatic changes
With:
Prescott, Matthew
Author:
Monbiot, George
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection
Subject:
Earth Sciences - Meteorology & Climatology
Subject:
Environmental Science
Subject:
Environmental Studies-Environment
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20070531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
10 BandW illustrations
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.00 x 5.00 in

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Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » Climate Change and Global Warming
Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » Environment
Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » General
Science and Mathematics » Physics » Meteorology

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Product details 304 pages South End Press - English 9780896087798 Reviews:
"Review" by , "George Monbiot's new book Heat picks up where Al Gore left off."
"Review" by , "Avoiding disastrous climate change is the central challenge of our time. George Monbiot addresses it with wit, verve, and rigor. He shows that all of our excuses for inaction are just that — excuses. If you care about the future of the planet, you should read Heat, and then give a copy to a friend."
"Review" by , "George Monbiot is one of the real heroes of the fight against global warming; he has faced the reality of climate change much more squarely than most, and written a book that offers true hope precisely because it deals with the true facts, not a make-believe set that would be easier to work around. A courageous and a necessary book!" Bill McKibben, author of The End of Nature and Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future
"Review" by , "Fighting climate change will take more than facing off against oil companies, airlines and governments, Monbiot claims. It will mean fighting ourselves. We've grown too comfortable and have too much to lose. We've run out of time to think someone or something will save us from having to make tough choices and sacrifices."
"Synopsis" by ,
A brilliant and terrifying book that forces us to move beyond denial and into action.
"Synopsis" by , Heat: How to Stop the Planet From Burning marks an important moment in our civilization's thinking about global warming. The Question is no longer is climate change actually happening but what do we do about it? George monbiot offers an ambitious and far-reaching program to cut our carbon dioxide emissions to the point where the environmental scales start tipping back - away from catastrophe.
"Synopsis" by , Heat: How to Stop the Planet From Burningmarks an important momentin our civilization's thinking about global warming. The question is no longer Isclimate change actually happening?but What do we do about it?George Monbiot offers an ambitious and far-reaching program to cut our carbondioxide emissions to the point where the environmental scales start tippingback-away from catastrophe.

Though writing with a "spirit of optimism," Monbiot does notpretend it will be easy. The only way to avoid further devastation, he argues,is a 90% cut in CO2emissions in the rich nations of the world by2030. In other words, our response will have to be immediate, and it will haveto be decisive.

In every case he supports his proposals with a rigorous investigation intowhat works, what doesn't, how much it costs, and what the problems might be. Hewages war on bad ideas as energetically as he promotes good ones. And he is notafraid to attack anyone-friend or foe-whose claims are false or whose figureshave been fudged.
After all, there is no time to waste. As Monbiot has said himself, "weare the last generation that can make this happen, and this is the lastpossible moment at which we can make it happen."

George Monbiot
is thebest-selling author of The Age of Consentand Captive State, aswell as the investigative travel books Poisoned Arrows, AmazonWatershed, and No Man's Land. In 1995, Nelson Mandela presented himwith a United Nations Global 500 Award for outstanding environmentalachievement. He has held visiting fellowships or professorships at theuniversities of Oxford (environmental policy), Bristol (philosophy), Keele(politics), and East London (environmental science). Currently visitingprofessor of planning at Oxford Brookes University, he writes a weekly columnfor the Guardiannewspaper.
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