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The Resource The heat is on : the high stakes battle over Earth's threatened climate, Ross Gelbspan

The heat is on : the high stakes battle over Earth's threatened climate, Ross Gelbspan

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The heat is on : the high stakes battle over Earth's threatened climate
Title
The heat is on
Title remainder
the high stakes battle over Earth's threatened climate
Statement of responsibility
Ross Gelbspan
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • In The Heat Is On, Ross Gelbspan exposes the deliberate campaign by oil and coal interests, teamed with conservative politicians, to confuse the public about global warming and the disruptive weather patterns that mark its initial stages. He shows how these fossil fuel proponents have supported the efforts of a small but highly vocal group of "scientific skeptics" whose statements distort the nature of scientific debate, raising doubts in the public mind about this
  • threat which is, in fact, a matter of solid scientific consensus. Gelbspan sets the record straight with contributions from four of the world's leading climate scientists. Ironically, The Heat Is On also shows that the news about climatic change is now so bad that it may well help to save us as it brings the worldwide insurance industry, saddled with billions in unprecedented claims from weather-related damage, into the battle against fossil fuels. The book explains what
  • this emerging alliance among the insurance industry, environmentalists, and a number of the world's most vulnerable nations must do to save the planet. Capturing both the global scope and the historical uniqueness of our dilemma, it shows that the price of inaction may extend well beyond flood-prone lowlands and drought-prone agricultural lands. One casualty could be democracy itself as nations faced with weather-related destabilization resort to totalitarian measures to
  • control their populations
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gelbspan, Ross
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Global warming
  • Energy industries
  • Greenhouse effect, Atmospheric
  • Global warming
  • Energy industries
  • Greenhouse effect, Atmospheric
Label
The heat is on : the high stakes battle over Earth's threatened climate, Ross Gelbspan
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Climate Change Is Here. Now -- 1. Of Termites and Computer Models -- 2. The Battle for Control of Reality -- 3. A Congressional Book Burning -- 4. The Changing Climate of Business: Boom or Bankruptcy -- 5. After Rio: The Swamp of Diplomacy -- 6. Headlines from the Planet -- 7. The Coming Permanent State of Emergency -- 8. One Pathway to a Future -- App. A. A Scientific Critique of the Greenhouse Skeptics
Control code
ocm35842564
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 278 pages
Isbn
9780201132953
Lccn
96037242
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)35842564
  • (Sirsi) a583347
Label
The heat is on : the high stakes battle over Earth's threatened climate, Ross Gelbspan
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Climate Change Is Here. Now -- 1. Of Termites and Computer Models -- 2. The Battle for Control of Reality -- 3. A Congressional Book Burning -- 4. The Changing Climate of Business: Boom or Bankruptcy -- 5. After Rio: The Swamp of Diplomacy -- 6. Headlines from the Planet -- 7. The Coming Permanent State of Emergency -- 8. One Pathway to a Future -- App. A. A Scientific Critique of the Greenhouse Skeptics
Control code
ocm35842564
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 278 pages
Isbn
9780201132953
Lccn
96037242
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)35842564
  • (Sirsi) a583347

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