The Climate War: True Believers, Power Brokers, and the Fight to Save the Earth

The Climate War: True Believers, Power Brokers, and the Fight to Save the Earth

Eric Pooley

In The weather War, Eric Pooley—deputy editor of Bloomberg BusinessWeek—does for international warming what Bob Woodward did for presidents and Lawrence Wright did for terrorists. during this epic story of an American civil warfare, Pooley takes us behind the curtain and into the hearts and minds of crucial gamers within the fight to cap international warming pollution—a struggle within which trillions of bucks and the destiny of the planet are at stake.

Why has it been so not easy for the USA to come back to grips with weather swap? Why achieve this many of us think it is not particularly taking place? As President Obama’s technological know-how consultant John Holdren has acknowledged, “We’re riding in a automobile with undesirable brakes in a fog and heading for a cliff. we all know needless to say that cliff is on the market. We simply don’t recognize precisely the place it's. Prudence could recommend that we should always begin placing at the brakes.” yet robust pursuits are threatened via the carbon cap that may velocity the transition to a fresh strength economic system, and their brokers have labored effectively to disclaim the matter and hold up the solutions.

To write this ebook, Pooley, the previous coping with editor of Fortune and leader political correspondent for Time, spent 3 years embedded with a rare solid of characters: from the fancy head of 1 of the nation's greatest coal-burning strength businesses to the pushed environmental chief who made universal reason with him, from top scientists caution of forthcoming disaster to specialist skeptics disputing nearly each point of weather technological know-how, from radical activists chaining themselves to bulldozers to strong lobbyists, media professionals, and advisors in Obama's West Wing—and, to best it off, extraordinary entry to former vp Al Gore and his crew of weather activists.

Pooley captures the quiet selection or even heroism of weather campaigners who've devoted their lives to an uphill conflict that’s nonetheless raging this present day. He asks no matter if we've got what it takes to maintain our planet’s habitability, and indicates how America’s weather struggle sends surprise waves from Bali to Copenhagen. No different reporter enjoys such entry to this forged of characters. No different ebook covers this terrain. From the trenches of a North Carolina strength plant to the battlefields of Capitol Hill, Madison street, and Wall road, The weather War is the fundamental learn for an individual who desires to comprehend the avid gamers and politics at the back of crucial factor we are facing at the present time.

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