"I trust Joe Romm on climate."
(Paul Krugman The New York Times
"'America's fiercest climate-change activist-blogger' and one of 'The 100 People Who Are Changing America'"
"One of the most influential energy and environmental policy makers in the Obama era"
(U.S. News & World Report
"The indispensable blog"
(Thomas Friedman The New York Times
"Important...I recommend you read this book."
(Al Gore Huffington Post
"Startlingly thoughtful and brutally blunt writing...[Joe Romm's] book is absolutely on point in its insistence that climate change long ago ceased to be a scientific issue and, instead, is most clearly a political one."
"Romm's forceful, impassioned blogging—and his book publishing—are a shining light...Simply put, if the 'nation' would read Straight Up and follow Romm's prescriptions, we would find ourselves moving away from decline into a new era of prosperity."
(Get Energy Smart
"A stiff drink of a book..In Straight Up: America's Fiercest Climate Blogger Takes on the Status Quo Media, Politicians, and Clean Energy Solutions, Romm distills his best work from the blog and honestly describes the catastrophic path humanity is on — and the clean energy solutions that offer hope for survival."
"If you want to be culturally literate about climate change… you must read… Straight Up… presented so accessibly that even veterans of [ClimateProgress.org] will find it informative. No one in the public eye understands climate change, its solutions and its detractors better than Romm."
"'The Web's most influential climate-change blogger' and 'Hero of the Environment 2009'"
About the Author
Joseph J. Romm is a climate expert, physicist, energy consultant, and author. He is executive director and founder of the Center for Energy and Climate Solutions; principal of the Capital E Group; fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science; senior fellow at the Center for American Progress and former acting assistant secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy. His previous books include Hell and High Water, The Hype About Hydrogen, and Cool Companies. He writes the blog ClimateProgress.org.