Earth: The Sequel - The Race to Reinvent Energy and Stop Global Warming

Earth: The Sequel - The Race to Reinvent Energy and Stop Global Warming

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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 the Environmental Defense Fund, brings a stirring and hopeful call to arms: We can solve global warming. And in doing so we will build the new industries, jobs, and fortunes of the twenty-first century.

In Earth: The Sequel, listeners will encounter the bold innovators and investors who are reinventing energy and the ways we use it. Among them: a frontier impresario who keeps his ice hotel frozen all summer long with the energy of hot springs; a utility engineer who feeds smokestack gases from coal-fired plants to voracious algae, then turns them into fuel; and a tribe of Native Americans, fishermen in the roughest Pacific waters for 2,000 years, who are now harvesting the fierce power of the waves themselves.

These entrepreneurs are poised to remake the world's biggest business and save the planet—if America's political leaders give them a fair chance to compete.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781400137084
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc.
Publication date: 04/14/2008
Edition description: Library - Unabridged CD
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 6.40(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Miriam Horn writes for U.S. News and World Report and is the author of Rebels in White Gloves.

Fred Krupp has been president of the Environmental Defense Fund for twenty-three years.

Reader of over 400 audiobooks, Dick Hill has won three coveted Audie awards and been nominated numerous times. He is also the recipient of several AudioFile Earphones Awards. AudioFile includes Dick on their prestigious list of "Golden Voices."

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 A New Industrial Revolution 3

Chapter 2 Harnessing the Sun, Part I 15

Chapter 3 Harnessing the Sun, Part II 45

Chapter 4 Fuels from Living Creatures 74

Chapter 5 New Sources of Biofuels 92

Chapter 6 Ocean Energy 119

Chapter 7 Power from the Earth 145

Chapter 8 Reconsidering Coal 166

Chapter 9 Today's Solutions 197

Chapter 10 A World of Possibility 240

Afterword 262

Acknowledgments 271

Resources 273

Index 275

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"Highly informative.... A welcome contribution to an increasingly heated discussion." —-Los Angeles Times

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Earth: The Sequel: The Race to Reinvent Energy and Stop Global Warming 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
jotoole81 More than 1 year ago
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.
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Bob-a-louie More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!