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The carbon war : global warming and the end of the oil era

Author: Jeremy K Leggett
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Routledge edView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeremy K Leggett
ISBN: 0415931029 9780415931021 0415931010 9780415931014
OCLC Number: 45806411
Notes: Previously published: London : Allen Lane, 1999. With new epilogue.
Includes index.
Description: xiii, 341 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: The Early Warning --
The Price of Oil --
The Road to Rio --
Blown Cover --
Burned by Warming --
Excess of Loss --
A Mandate Delivered --
A Discernible Human Influence --
Cracks Appear in the Carbon Club --
A Crime Against Humanity --
The Day of the Atmosphere.
Responsibility: Jeremy Leggett.
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"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.

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