Science as a Contact Sport

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-11-03
  • Publisher: National Geographic

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We've known about global warming for four decades, so why has it taken so long for the world to agree on effective action to combat one of the biggest threats facing mankind? The answers are both simple and complicated, and Dr. Stephen Schneider addresses them all in the blockbuster scientific "tell-all" Science as a Contact Sport: Inside the Battle to Save Earth's Climate. Blending the fascinating story of the scientific discoveries that built the case for global warming with blow-by-blow accounts of the infighting and backroom negotiations and delays have brought us to the brink of disaster, Schneider reveals the shadowy history of the decades-long struggle to bring credible global warming science to the world s attention and offers realistic but hopeful prescriptions for how we can take positive action to avert many dangerous outcomes.

Author Biography

Stephen H. Schneider, PhD, winner of a MacArthur "genius grant," also won a joint Nobel Prize in 2007 with his colleagues on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. He has been an expert adviser to the Nixon, Carter, Reagan, Clinton, and both Bush administrations.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. VII
Introduction: The Global Playing Fieldp. 1
Smoke-On the Horizonp. 0
Drawing Up the Battle Linesp. 29
Deep Inside the Battle to Save Earth's Climatep. 71
A Fragile Planet Grows Alarmedp. 109
The Battle Heats Up and So Does the Worldp. 131
Awareness Dawns on Planet Earthp. 177
The Media Wars: The Stores behind Persistent Distortionp. 203
Hahitats For Humanity and Othersp. 233
What Should Keep Us Awake at Nightp. 257
Acknowledgmentsp. 283
Notesp. 285
Indexp. 291
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