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.
|Publisher:||Tantor Media, Inc.|
|Edition description:||Library - Unabridged CD|
|Product dimensions:||6.70(w) x 6.40(h) x 0.90(d)|
About the Author
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
What People are Saying About This
"Highly informative.... A welcome contribution to an increasingly heated discussion." -Los Angeles Times
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!