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作者 Pooley, Eric
書名 The climate war : true believers, power brokers, and the fight to save the earth / Eric Pooley
出版項 New York : Hyperion, c2010
國際標準書號 9781401323264 (hbk.)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 歐美所圖書館  363.738 P789 2010    在架上  -  30500101383571
版本 1st ed
說明 x, 481 p. ; 25 cm
附註 Includes bibliographical references and index
Bali, December 2007 -- The Deniers' Convention -- True believers -- An uneasy alliance -- Breaking the veto -- Disaster training -- Repower America -- Save the planet? Save the economy! -- The path -- Copenhagen, December 2009
In The Climate War, Eric Pooley-deputy editor of Bloomberg BusinessWeek-does for global warming what Bob Woodward did for presidents and Lawrence Wright did for terrorists. In this epic tale of an American civil war, Pooley takes us behind the scenes and into the hearts and minds of the most important players in the struggle to cap global warming pollution-a fight in which trillions of dollars and the fate of the planet are at stake. Why has it been so hard for America to come to grips with climate change? Why do so many people believe it isn't really happening? As President Obama's science advisor John Holdren has said, "We're driving in a car with bad brakes in a fog and heading for a cliff. We know for sure that cliff is out there. We just don't know exactly where it is. Prudence would suggest that we should start putting on the brakes." But powerful interests are threatened by the carbon cap that would speed the transition to a clean energy economy, and their agents have worked successfully to deny the problem and delay the solutions. To write this book, Pooley, the former managing editor of Fortune and chief political correspondent for Time, spent three years embedded with an extraordinary cast of characters: from the flamboyant head of one of the nation's largest coal-burning energy companies to the driven environmental leader who made common cause with him, from leading scientists warning of impending catastrophe to professional skeptics disputing almost every aspect of climate science, from radical activists chaining themselves to bulldozers to powerful lobbyists, media gurus, and advisors in Obama's West Wing-and, to top it off, unprecedented access to former Vice President Al Gore and his team of climate activists. Pooley captures the quiet determination and even heroism of climate campaigners who have dedicated their lives to an uphill battle that's still raging today. He asks whether we have what it takes to preserve our planet's habitability, and shows how America's climate war sends shock waves from Bali to Copenhagen. No other reporter enjoys such access to this cast of characters. No other book covers this terrain. From the trenches of a North Carolina power plant to the battlefields of Capitol Hill, Madison Avenue, and Wall Street, The Climate War is the essential read for anyone who wants to understand the players and politics behind the most important issue we face today
主題 Climatic changes -- Political aspects -- United States
Climatic changes -- Government policy -- United States
Climatic changes -- Government policy -- International cooperation
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