Fools Rule: Inside the Failed Politics of Climate Change

Fools Rule: Inside the Failed Politics of Climate Change

William Marsden


From the nationwide enterprise booklet Award-winning writer of Stupid to the final Drop, a charming polemic at the international failure to house weather change.
 
Kyoto, 1997. Montreal, 2005. Copenhagen, 2009. Cancun, 2010. In Fools Rule, Marsden illustrates how inefficient and short-sighted political negotiations became regardless of mounting clinical facts that rapid motion is vital to lessen the results of weather swap. overseas weather swap summits at the moment are generally monitored occasions, attended by means of nation leaders and crowded with reporters; but one way or the other they've got by no means been much less effective. Treaties and motion plans are smothered by way of monetary self-interest, diplomatic mistakes and each nation's hungry scramble for its percentage of the remainder atmospheric space.
 
Marsden takes us from contained in the bungled negotiations at Copenhagen to the melting glaciers and untapped oil reserves of the Arctic; he indicates us the paralyzing impact oil and gasoline businesses have on eco-friendly felony tasks within the usa, and for that reason on any foreign weather switch treaty; and, with wit and penetrating perception, he asks the hardest question--will we have the ability to switch earlier than it truly is too late?

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