Excessive burning of oil, gas, and coal is raising our planet's thermostat to unacceptable levels -- a problem which has already resulted in increased natural catastrophes: storms, floods, droughts, and fires. Yet big oil companies have repeatedly hijacked efforts to slow global carbon emissions. THE CARBON WAR is a major call-to-arms for the safety of our planet. Throughout the last decade, Jeremy Leggett, a distinguished scientist at Oxford University and former director for Greenpeace, has worked doggedly to alert human kind to the threat of ecological catastrophe. With the grace of a novelist and the precision of a scientist, Leggett recounts his maddening interactions with scientific councils, international governmental meetings, and business leaders. Still, despite the government's backpedaling on eco-promises, the media's laziness, and fossil fuel company rhetoric, the transition to solar energy is coming, he argues. THE CARBON WAR is a riveting read and a critical contribution to the fight for sustainable energy.
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1. The Early Warning 2. The Price of Oil 3. The Road to Rio 4. Blown Cover 5. Burned by Warming 6. Exess of Loss 7. A Mandate Delivered 8. A Discernible Human Influence 9. Cracks Appear in the Carbon Club 10. A Crime Against Humanity 11. The Day of the Atmosphere Epilogue Index
"A racy account of a key time for the environmental movement, when the battle between big-time, carbon-belching corporations and adamant greens was at its hottest . . . powerful and highly readable". -- New Scientist
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