Heat: How to Stop the Planet Burning

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Allen Lane, 2006 - Climatic changes - 276 pages
We know that climate change is happening. We know that it could, if the worst predictions come true, destroy the conditions that make human life possible. Only one question is now worth asking: can it be stopped?" "In HEAT, George Monbiot shows that it can. By revealing how we can save the planet without losing our comfort and security, Monbiot exposes the cowardice of our politicians and sweeps away their perpetual excuse for doing nothing: that it would be too painful and expensive to sustain life on earth." "For the first time, he demonstrates that we can achieve the necessary cut - a 90 per cent reduction in carbon emissions by 2030 - without bringing civilization to an end. Combining his unique knowledge of campaigning and environmental science, he shows how we can transform our homes, our power and our transport systems. But he also shows that this can happen only with a massive programme of action, which no government has yet been prepared to take." "In every case, he supports his proposals with a rigorous investigation into what works, what doesn't, how much it costs and what the problems might be. He is not afraid to attack anyone - friend or foe - whose claims are false or whose figures have been fudged. HEAT also contains a breathtaking new exposure of the corporations trying to stop us from taking action. --BOOK JACKET.

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User Review  - Edward Kidder - Goodreads

Monbiot argues emissions must be reduced 90% by 2030 and shows how we can do it in several areas. Well written with passion and humor. Cement was a surprise. A ton of CO2 for a ton of cement cured ... Read full review

Contents

A Faustian Pact
1
The Denial Industry
20
A Ration of Freedom
43
Copyright

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George Monbiot is one of Britain's foremost environmental and political thinkers and activists. He has been named by the Evening Standard as one of the 25 most influential people in Britain, and by the Independent on Sunday as one of the 40 international prophets of the 21st Century. He writes a weekly column for the Guardian, and his website, www.monbiot.com, currently receives some 40, 000 hits a month. In 1995 Nelson Mandela presented him with a United Nations Global 500 Award for outstanding environmental achievement.

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