How Politicians, Big Oil and Coal, Journalists, and Activists Have Fueled a Climate Crisis - and What We Can Do to Avert Disaster New edition
By (author) Ross Gelbspan
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Boiling Point by Ross Gelbspan
Book DescriptionFrom a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, a shocking expose of the forces that perpetuate the crisis of global warming - with a prescription for saving the planet In Boiling Point, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ross Gelbspan argues that, unchecked, climate change will swamp every other issue facing us today. Indeed, what began as an initial response of many institutions - denial and delay - has now grown into a crime against humanity. Gelbspan's previous book, The Heat is On, exposed the financing of climate-change skeptics by the oil and coal companies. In Boiling Point, he reveals exactly how the fossil fuel industry is directing the Bush administration's energy and climate policies - payback for helping Bush get elected. Even more surprisingly, Gelbspan points a finger at both the media and environmental activists for unwittingly worsening the crises. Finally, he offers a concrete plan for averting a full-blown climate catastrophe. According to Gelbspan, a proper approach to climate change could solve many other problems in our social, political and economic lives. It would dramatically reduce our reliance on oil, and with it our exposure to instability in the Middle East. It would create millions of jobs and raise living standards in poor countries whose populations are affected by climate-driven disease epidemics and whose borders are overrun by environmental refuges. It would also expand the global economy and lead to a far wealthier and more peaceful world. A passionate call-to-arms and a thoughtful roadmap for change, Boiling Point reveals what's at stake for our fragile planet.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780465027620
(204mm x 127mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Basic Books
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 18-Oct-2005
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Ross Gelbspan
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This book not only brings home the imminence of climate change but also examines the campaign of deception by big coal and big oil that is keeping the issue off the public agenda. It examines the vari
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Author Biography - Ross Gelbspan
Ross Gelbspan was a longtime reporter and editor at the Philadelphia Bulletin, The Washington Post, and the Boston Globe, where he won a Pulitzer Prize for a series he conceived and edited. He covered the United Nations Conference on the Environment in Stockholm in 1972 and addressed the World Economic Forum in Davos in 1998. He is the author of The Heat is On (Basic Books).
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