Hell and High Water: How Global Warming Will Forever Change Reprint Edition, Kindle Edition

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“Urgent, reasoned, and informative ... America had better listen up--this may be our last chance to stop global warming.”

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Physicist Romm, a veteran of the Department of Energy and founder and director of the Center for Energy and Climate Solutions, presents a clear and effective primer on climate science. But the most salient aspects of this provocative expose involve Romm's documentation of what he calls the Bush administration's irresponsible and backward energy policies, the censorship of legitimate and urgent information pertaining to global warming, and the threats rising temperatures pose to "the health and well-being of this nation and the world." Romm explains that we already possess the technologies and know-how we need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions; what we lack is the will to act. As Romm analyzes the "miscoverage" of global-warming realities in the press, especially the facts pertaining to dire changes already affecting plants, animals, and humans, he laments the perversity and folly of politicizing a global crisis. We must recognize, Romm asserts, that "ideology trumps rationality" all too often in public discourse, preventing us from doing what needs to be done to avert still preventable catastrophes. Donna Seaman
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Product details

  • File Size : 613 KB
  • Publisher : HarperCollins e-books; Reprint Edition (October 13, 2009)
  • Publication Date : October 13, 2009
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Language: : English
  • ASIN : B000N2HCSI
  • Print Length : 306 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN : 0061172138
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • X-Ray : Not Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
  • Screen Reader : Supported
  • Lending : Not Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
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