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The 100 Day Action Plan to Save the Planet: A Climate Crisis Solution for the 44th Presidentby William S. Becker
Synopses & Reviews
When the 44th President of the United States is elected, he will face urgent crises on three major fronts: the American economy, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the growing threat to the world environment caused by climate change.
This short, powerful book shows the way forward: a clear action plan for the new President’s first 100 days, that if implemented will set America on course for dynamic job creation and economic growth, reduce our conflicted dependence on foreign oil, and produce energy that is green, affordable, and renewable.
Backed by sound science and based on the best ideas of America’s experts, The 100 Day Action Plan to Save the Planet outlines practical steps that include:
"The next president has no time to waste in building a post-carbon economy. This book is a distillation of the best policy advice he will get from anyone on the most important issue of our time." David W. Orr, Paul Sears Distinguished Professor, Oberlin College
"Bar none, this is the most comprehensive strategy for U.S. engagement on climate change. A must read." Michael Northrop, program director, Sustainable Development, Rockefeller Brothers Fund
"Bill Becker's book is the go-to source for innovative and comprehensive climate policy proposals. Send a copy of this to your own Congressman and to anyone you know in the new Administration. This is "must reading" for every leader who recognizes that 2009 is going to be the pivotal year for turning this nation away from fossil fuels and towards a clean energy future." Betsy Taylor, president of the board of 1Sky
Proposes a list of executive actions and public policy changes that can be implemented by the 44th president in 2009 to deal with climate change issues, which could result in reduced dependency on foreign oil, economic growth, and the creation of alternative sources of renewable energy.
About the Author
William S. Becker is the Executive Director of the Presidential Climate Action Project, a non-partisan initiative to transform energy and climate policy. PCAP is based at the University of Colorado Denver School of Public Affairs, and its advisory committee includes leaders from science, business, government, environment, and major universities.
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