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Science as a Contact Sport: Inside the Battle to Save Earth's Climate

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Science as a Contact Sport: Inside the Battle to Save Earth's Climate Cover

 

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Publisher Comments:

Its been nearly four decades since scientists first realized that global warming posed a potential threat to our planet. Why, if we knew of the threats way back in the Carter Administration, cant we act decisively to limit greenhouse gases, deforestation, and catastrophic warming trends? Why are we still addicted to fossil fuels? Have we all just been fiddling for 40 years as the world burns around us?

Schneider, part of the Nobel Prize-winning team that shared the accolade with Al Gore in 2007, had a front-row seat at this unfolding environmental meltdown. Piecing together events like a detective story, Schneider reveals that as expert consensus grew, well-informed activists warned of dangerous changes no one knew how to predict precisely—and special interests seized on that very uncertainty to block any effective response. He persuasively outlines a plan to avert the building threat and develop a positive, practical policy that will bring climate change back under our control, help the economy with a new generation of green energy jobs and productivity, and reduce the dependence on unreliable exporters of oil—and thus ensure a future for ourselves and our planet thats as rich with promise as our past.

Book News Annotation:

A member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that won the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, Schneider (interdisciplinary environmental studies and biology, Stanford U.) draws on his own participation and other sources to trace the campaign to recognize and address climate change over the past four decades. His topics include smoke on the horizon, a fragile planet grows alarmed, the battle heats up and so does the world, the stories behind persistent distortion in the media, and what should keep people awake at night. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Climatologist Schneider persuasively outlines a plan to avert the building threat of global warming and develop a positive, practical policy that will ensure a future for ourselves and our planet that's as rich with promise as our past.

About the Author

Stephen H. Schneider, PhD, winner of a MacArthur "genius grant," also won a joint Nobel Prize in 2007 with his colleagues on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. He has been an expert adviser to the Nixon, Carter, Reagan, Clinton, and both Bush administrations.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781426205408
Author:
Schneider, Stephen H
Publisher:
National Geographic Society
Introduction:
Flannery, Tim
Author:
Schneider, Stephen H.
Author:
Flannery, Tim
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Subject:
Public Policy - Environmental Policy
Subject:
Earth Sciences - Meteorology & Climatology
Subject:
Greenhouse effect, atmospheric
Subject:
Global temperature changes.
Subject:
Environmental Science
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection
Subject:
Physics-Meteorology
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20091131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
12 BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPHS 4 DIAGRAM
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
9.3 x 6.2 x 1.1 in 1.12 lb

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