Heat: how to stop the planet burning
, 2006 - Nature
- 276 pages
In HEAT, George Monbiot shows that it can. It now seems certain that we need a 90% cut in our emissions by 2030 to prevent runaway climate change from taking place. For the first time, this book explains how the cut could be achieved without bringing the civilization we know to an end. Combining his unique knowledge of political campaigning and environmental science, Monbiot analyses the potential of energy efficiency, renewable resources, carbon burial, nuclear power and new transport and building systems to discover what works, what doesn't, what costs the least and what needs to be done to make change happen. Is individual abstinence futile when others are lighting their houses with a million lightbulbs every Christmas? How much can be done when the climate change deniers are so vocal?