Horsemen of the Apocalypse: The Men Who Are Destroying the Planet-And How They Explain Themselves to Their Own Children

Horsemen of the Apocalypse: The Men Who Are Destroying the Planet-And How They Explain Themselves to Their Own Children

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Overview

Two New York Times–bestselling authors team up to name names in “a must read for anyone concerned with climate and energy issues” (Leonardo DiCaprio).
 
The science is overwhelming; the facts are in. The planet is heating up at an alarming rate and the results are everywhere to be seen. Yet, as time runs out, climate progress is blocked by the men who are profiting from the burning of the planet: energy moguls like the Koch brothers and former Exxon Mobil CEO and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, along with powerful politicians like Senator Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Jim Inhofe, who receive massive contributions from the oil and coal industries. Most of these men are too intelligent to truly believe that climate change is not a growing crisis. And yet they have put their profits and careers ahead of the health and welfare of the world’s population—and even their own children and grandchildren. How do they explain themselves to their offspring, to the next generations that must deal with the environmental havoc that these men have wreaked? Horsemen of the Apocalypse takes a personal look at this global crisis, literally bringing it home.
 
“This may be the most important book yet on the climate crisis . . . and by the way, it’s fun to read. Dick Russell’s keen research and sharp writing unpacks the complex sordid tale of fossil fuel corporations and their henchmen, from the Koch brothers to Exxon to Peabody coal, who have systematically held us back from solving climate change, using denial, deception, and ruthless power.” —Kert Davies, director, Climate Investigations Center

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781510721760
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date: 05/02/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 212,841
File size: 866 KB

About the Author

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. is the board president of the Waterkeeper Alliance and author of several books, including Framed and the New York Times bestseller Crimes Against Nature. He has been named by Time as one of the "Heroes for the Planet.” Kennedy lives in Los Angeles, California and Bedford, New York.

Dick Russell is an acclaimed environmental writer, with a special expertise on the crisis that is confronting the world’s oceans and fisheries. He is the author of Striper Wars: An American Fish Story and Eye of the Whale. He divides his time between Boston, Massachusetts and Los Angeles, California.

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