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The 100 Day Action Plan to Save the Planet: A Climate Crisis Solution for the 44th President

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Publisher Comments:

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:

  • Launch a “clean energy surge” and create a powerful new workforce of green manufacturing, supply, technology, management, and support jobs.
  • End carbon subsidies that make fossil fuels much cheaper than their actual cost.
  • Create a market by requiring all federal buildings, facilities, and transportation to be fueled by renewable green energy.
  • Reward innovation and early adoption of renewable energy in the private sector.
  • Work constructively with other nations for global solutions to the climate crisis.
It’s not too late; climate change can be dramatically reversed. Green energy is the key to America’s economic strength and independence — but the nation needs the president to act boldly and decisively, just as Franklin Delano Roosevelt did in his first 100 days in office, during a time of similar urgency.

Review:

"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

Review:

"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

Review:

"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

Synopsis:

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781429953573
Subtitle:
A Climate Crisis Solution for the 44th President
Publisher:
St. Martin's Griffin
Author:
Becker, William S
Author:
William S. Becker
Subject:
Nature : General
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection
Subject:
Environmental policy - United States
Subject:
Political Science : Public Policy - Environmental Policy
Subject:
Public Policy - Environmental Policy
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Subject:
POL044000
Subject:
Environmental policy
Subject:
Environmental management
Subject:
Environmental policy -- United States.
Subject:
Environmental management -- United States.
Subject:
Politics - General
Subject:
Environmental Conservation
Subject:
Protection
Subject:
Environmental Studies-Climate Change and Global Warming
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20081111
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
118

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Product details 118 pages St. Martin's Griffin - English 9781429953573 Reviews:
"Review" by , "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."
"Review" by , "Bar none, this is the most comprehensive strategy for U.S. engagement on climate change. A must read."
"Review" by , "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."
"Synopsis" by , 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.
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