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Main Title Boiling point : how politicians, big oil and coal, journalists, and activists are fueling the climate crisis--and what we can do to avert disaster /
Author Gelbspan, Ross.
Publisher Basic Books,
Year Published 2004
OCLC Number 54454848
ISBN 046502761X; 9780465027613; 0465027628; 9780465027620
Subjects Global warming--Political aspects ; Broeikaseffect ; Milieubeleid ; Politieke manipulatie ; Anthropogene Klimaänderung ; Umweltpolitik ; Energiewirtschaft ; Climatology ; Climate ; Human ecology ; Pollution ; Greenhouse effect, Atmospheric ; Climatic changes
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ELDM  QC981.8.G56G44 2004 CCTE/GLTED Library/Duluth,MN 07/22/2005
ERAM  QC981.8.G56G44 2004 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 03/04/2005
Edition 1st ed.
Collation xvii, 254 pages ; 22 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Notes
Not Just Another Issue -- Snapshots of the Warming No. 1 -- The Sum of All Clues -- Snapshots of the Warming No. 2 -- Criminals Against Humanity -- Snapshots of the Warming No. 3 -- Bad Press -- Snapshots of the Warming No. 4 -- Three Fronts of the Climate War -- Snapshots of the Warming No. 5 -- Compromised Activists -- Snapshots of the Warming No. 6 -- Thinking Big: Three Beginnings Snapshots of the Warming No. 7 -- Rx for A Planetary Fever. 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. Gelbspan's previous book, The Heat Is On, exposed the financing of climate-change skeptics by the oil and coal companies. In Boiling Point, he reveals exactly how the fossil fuel industry is directing the Bush administration's energy and climate policies as payback for helping Bush get elected. Even more surprisingly, Gelbspan points a finger at both the media and environmental activists for unwittingly worsening the crisis. Finally, he offers a concrete plan for averting a full-blown climate catastrophe.