Thermageddon: Countdown to 2030

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Arcade Pub., 2003 - Nature - 276 pages
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In 2000, Time magazine named Robert Hunter one of the 10 eco-heroes of the 20th century, recognizing him--along with the likes of Rachel Carson and Jacques Cousteau--as a pioneer in ecological activism and a cofounder of Greenpeace. In this book, Hunter draws on the experience of a lifetime to argue that time is running out for the Earth. He and many respected scientists believe that all environmental lines will be crossed around the year 2030, when climate change will be so extreme as to be irreversible and Thermageddon may ensue. Reviewing the evidence amassed by scientists around the world and cogently analyzing the politics surrounding the issue of climate change, Hunter also underscores the role each of us plays in global warming by virtue of the way we live as "energy mammoths." Part apology, part record of environmental activism, part indictment of the Carbon Club of energy interests, THERMAGEDDON is also a stirring call for individuals and nations to change our climate-damaging habits. Hunter outlines why we should care about the future of our planet, and he shows how, if we act, we can stop our slide into catastrophe.
-A dire warning about the potentially catastrophic environmental consequences of climate change and a galvanizing call to action.
-In urgency and scope, comparable to Rachel Carson's Silent Spring, Jonathan Schell's The Fate of the Earth, and Al Gore's Earth in the Balance--all bestsellers.
-Global warming is an issue that is not going away, and the Bush administration's schizophrenia on the subject will only help keep it in the news.
-Publication coincides with Earth Day, April 22, 2003.

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THERMAGEDDON: Countdown to 2030

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A credible warning of imminent ecological catastrophe, a nightmare brought about by greed, lies, denial, and inertia—to say nothing of SUVs.You can be forgiven for assuming, thanks to the title, that ... Read full review

About the author (2003)

Robert Hunter has been involved in writing and activism since the early 1960s. In the year 2000, "Time" magazine named him one of the ten eco-heroes of the previous century for his role as a pioneer in ecological activism and as a co-founder of Greenpeace. As a recognized figure in the field -and as a "grand old man" of ecological activism - he was also a speaker at a climate-change conference in The Hague.
Hunter is the author of a number of books (including co-author of "Occupied Canada," which won a Governor General's Award) written between forays into politics and attempts to raise awareness about climate crisis.

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