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How to harness the great forces of capitalism to save the world from catastrophe.
The forecasts are grim and time is running out, but that’s not the end of the story. In this book, Fred Krupp, longtime president of Environmental Defense Fund, brings a surprisingly hopeful message: We can solve global warming. And in doing so, we will build the new industries, jobs, and fortunes of the twenty-first century.In these pages the reader will encounter the bold innovators and investors who are reinventing energy and the ways we use it. These entrepreneurs are poised to remake the world’s biggest business and save the planetif America’s political leaders give them a fair chance to compete.
|Publisher:||Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.|
|Edition description:||Instructor edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.80(d)|
About the Author
Miriam Horn is the author of two previous books, including the New York Times best-selling Earth: The Sequel. She works at Environmental Defense Fund and lives in New York City.
In his twenty-three years as president of Environmental Defense Fund, Fred Krupp has been the foremost champion of harnessing market forces for environmental ends. He lives in Connecticut.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I've read a few books on alternative energy and global warming, so I'm beginning to get educated on the issues and solutions, but I'm far from a scientist or an engineer. Unfortunately, I would say about a third of this book is very difficult to trudge through unless you are one or the other. Here's a quote to make my point: "...sodium carbonate will combine with the carbon dioxide to become sodium bicarbonate; periodically, a liquid will flush the leaves, washing the bicarbonate into solution. That solution will go to a separator, where electrodialysis will turn it back into carbon dioxide and sodium carbonate." There is definitely some great insight in this book, but the science is discussed on a far more micro scale than I'm looking for. I've read others on the topic that do a better job explaining the solutions on a more macro level that I absorb better.
Earth: The Sequel does for global warming what captialism did for the "dismal science" of economics; Using well-researched, and focused chapters, the book transforms our pessimism, doubt, and otherwise numbing and over-politicized views of the problem into a credible, well-balanced foundation for advancement and solution. Krupp and Horn help us to arrive at a future now; a future where opportunities are plentiful and a win-win mindset finds a uncompromised fit. True, I have read better written books -- novels and biographies come to mind -- but rarely have I read a more important or pesuasive, forward- looking call to action. My only question now is why arent Krupp and Horn on CNN and MSNBC 24/7?? Many thanks!
This was recommended to me and I started it grudgingly--and then couldn't put it down, read it cover to cover on a flight cross country. Lots of interesting ideas and fabulous characters, plus a persuasive story of why we need to cap carbon NOW--both to stop global warming and for the US economy. A must read, especially if you're a skeptic!