Journalist Ross Gelbspan’s new book, Boiling Point (out in late July from Basic Books), reveals how politicians, big oil and coal, the media, and. Revisiting the consensus on global warming (The Heat Is On, ), Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Gelbspan finds the US strangely at odds. But Ross Gelbspan is no slave to fashion. The beauty of his book Boiling Point is how it reminds us that scientific facts are inescapable, even.
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Journalists, he says, are culpable because they are minimizing the story; activists, while well-meaning, are so busy trying to form alliances and make compromises that they lose sight of a problem that Gelbspan believes could ultimately compromise the planet.
Ross is merciless about the urgency of the science of global warming. Exceptional customer service Get specialist help and advice. He has published op-ed articles in a number of major newspapers—as well as articles in a number of other outlets including Harper’sThe Atlantic MonthlyThe American ProspectSierra MagazineThe Nationand many others. This excerpt traces what Gelbspan describes as a corrupt relationship between the Bush administration and the fossil-fuel industry.
A passionate call-to-arms and a thoughtful roadmap for change, Boiling Point reveals what’s at stake for our fragile planet. We have to change what’s possible. Unlike what we call reality, Ross’ dream observes non-negotiable physical limits on the capacity of the atmosphere to safely absorb carbon.
The book is generally accurate, if a little selective, in its depictions of scientific evidence for evolution of Earth’s climate and, specifically, anthropogenic forcing of climate. That begs the question, how do we upend our political dynamics? It would also expand the global economy and lead to a far wealthier and more peaceful world. A passionate call-to-arms and a thoughtful roadmap for change, Boiling Point reveals what’s at stake for our fragile planet. Summary If left unchecked, climate change will ultimately swamp every other issue facing us today.
If left unchecked, climate change will ultimately swamp every other issue facing us today. The book ends in a rhapsody on how rising to the climate challenge can fundamentally change the human prospect: There was a problem adding your email address. There are some beneficiaries: He has written two books relating to global warming: He tends to dismiss partial solutions.
He lays out three of the plans being discussed to attack the problem, as well as one of his own which focuses on changing energy subsidies from fossil fuels to alternative energy sources, funding the transfer of renewable energy sources to developing countries and greatly tightening emission standards. Bill McKibben wrote “Until you’ve read this book, you’re ill-equipped to think about the planet’s future.
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Most telling, perhaps, was another piece of fallout from the Soon-Baliunas controversy that received little news coverage. In MayWatson announced that the U. Reading this book is at times like getting doused with a big bucket of cold water. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change: Fred Singer and Richard Lindzen.
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The ultimate hope is that—especially given the centrality of energy to our modern lives—a meaningful solution to the climate crisis could potentially be the beginning of a much larger transformation of our social and economic dynamics. The memo cited a quote from Robert Watson, chair of the U.
Several industrial nations have also committed themselves to carbon cuts greater than those mandated by the protocol. Library Locations and Hours.
Revisiting the consensus on global warming The Heat Is On, Pulitzer Prize—winning journalist Gelbspan finds the US strangely at odds with a vast majority of both scientists and governments.