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Boiling Point : How Politicians, Big Oil and Coal, Journalists, and Activists Have Fueled a Climate Crisis--And What We Can Do to Avert Disaster - Ross Gelbspan

Boiling Point

How Politicians, Big Oil and Coal, Journalists, and Activists Have Fueled a Climate Crisis--And What We Can Do to Avert Disaster

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In "Boiling Point," Ross Gelbspan argues that, unchecked, climate change will swamp every other issue facing us today. Indeed, what began as an initial response of many institutions--denial and delay--has now grown into a crime against humanity. The fossil fuel industry is directing the Bush administration's energy and climate policies-payback for helping Bush get elected. But they're not the only ones to blame: the media and environmental activists are unwittingly worsening the crisis.In his new introduction, Gelbspan reveals that the outlook isn't getting better. The climate continues to change with increasing acceleration: hurricanes devastated Florida; rainfall patterns left two million people starving in Kenya; 2004 was the fourth hottest year on record. At the same time, the coal industry was planning to sabotage an effort in the Senate to begin to regulate carbon dioxide. Officials of Switzerland, France, and Canada said last year that, when the Kyoto Protocol takes effect, they intend to take the United States to court under the World Trade Organization, reasoning that the U.S.'s refusal to lower their carbon emissions amounts to an illegal subsidy-a "carbon subsidy"-on its exports. With the reelection of George W. Bush and a Republican-controlled congress, "Boiling Point" is more imperative than ever. Both a passionate call-to-arms and a thoughtful roadmap for change, Gelbspan reveals what's at stake for our fragile planet.

Preface to the Paperback Editionp. ix
Prefacep. xvii
Acknowledgmentsp. xxiii
Not Just Another Issuep. 1
Snapshots of the Warming No. 1p. 19
The Sum of All Cluesp. 23
Snapshots of the Warming No. 2p. 33
Criminals Against Humanityp. 37
Snapshots of the Warming No. 3p. 63
Bad Pressp. 67
Snapshots of the Warming No. 4p. 87
Three Fronts of the Climate Warp. 93
Snapshots of the Warming No. 5p. 119
Compromised Activistsp. 127
Snapshots of the Warming No. 6p. 147
Thinking Big: Three Beginningsp. 153
Snapshots of the Warming No. 7p. 171
Rx for a Planetary Feverp. 175
Notesp. 207
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ISBN: 9780465027620
ISBN-10: 0465027628
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 254
Published: 18th October 2005
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.96 x 13.97  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: New edition