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Main Title The carbon war : global warming and the end of the oil era /
Author Leggett, Jeremy K.
Publisher Routledge,
Year Published 2001
OCLC Number 45806411
ISBN 0415931029; 9780415931021; 0415931010; 9780415931014
Subjects Global warming--Government policy. ; Fossil fuels--Environmental aspects. ; Changement climatique. ; Combustibles fossiles. ; Développement durable. ; Groupes d'intérãet. ; Biographies. ; Politique de l'environnement. ; Kohlendioxidemission ; Treibhauseffekt ; Anthropogene Klimaänderung ; Energiepolitik ; Geschichte 1989-2001.
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ERAM  QC981.8.C5L45 2001 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 06/15/2001
Edition 1st Routledge pbk. ed.
Collation xiii, 341 pages ; 21 cm
Previously published: London : Allen Lane, 1999. With new epilogue. Includes index.
Contents Notes
"Excessive burning of oil, gas, and coal is raising our planet's thermostat to unacceptable levels--a problem which as already resulted in increased natural catastrophes: storms, floods, droughts, and fire. Yet big oil companies have repeatedly hijacked efforts to slow global carbon emissions. The Carbon War is a major call-to-arms for the safety of our planet. Throughout the last decade, Jeremy Leggett, a distinguished scientist at Oxford University and former director for Green Peace, has worked doggedly to alert human kind to the threat of ecological catastrophe. He contends that the main enemies--Arab countries, the United States government, oil companies, and automobile manufacturers--have used junk science, an army of lobbyists, and outright lies to ensure that their profits stayed safer than the planet's future. With the grace of a novelist and the precision of a scientist, Leggett recounts his maddening interactions with scientific councils, international governmental meetings, and business leaders. Still, despite the government's backpedaling on eco-promises, the media's laziness, and the fossil fuel company rhetoric, the transition to solar energy is coming, he argues"--Publisher description.