9780465020522

The Climate Fix: What Scientists and Politicians Won't Tell You About Global Warming

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  • ISBN13:

    9780465020522

  • ISBN10:

    0465020526

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 9/28/2010
  • Publisher: Perseus Books Group

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Summary

Why has the world been unable to address global warming? Science policy expert Roger Pielke, Jr., says it's not the fault of those who reject the Kyoto Protocol, but those who support it, and the magical thinking that the agreement represents. InThe Climate Fix, Pielke offers a way to repair climate policy, shifting the debate away from meaningless targets and toward a revolution in how the world's economy is powered, while de-fanging the venomous politics surrounding the crisis. The debate on global warming has lost none of its power to polarize and provoke in a haze of partisan vitriol.The Climate Fixwill bring something new to the discussions: a commonsense perspective and practical actions better than any offered so far.

Author Biography

Roger Pielke, Jr., is a professor of environmental studies at the University of Colorado. The author of The Honest Broker, he lives in Boulder, Colorado.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Dinner Table Climate Science for Commonsense Climate Policyp. 1
What We Know for Sure, but Just Ain't Sop. 35
Decarbonization of the Global Economyp. 61
Decarbonization Policies Around the Worldp. 81
Technological Fixes and Backstopsp. 117
How Climate Policy Went Off Course and the First Steps Back in the Right Directionp. 143
Disasters, Death, and Destructionp. 161
The Politicization of Climate Sciencep. 191
Obliquity, Innovation, and a Pragmatic Future for Climate Policyp. 217
Acknowledgmentsp. 239
Notesp. 243
Indexp. 267
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