Journalist Ross Gelbspan’s new book, Boiling Point (out in late July from Basic Books), reveals how politicians, big oil and coal, the media, and. Revisiting the consensus on global warming (The Heat Is On, ), Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Gelbspan finds the US strangely at odds. But Ross Gelbspan is no slave to fashion. The beauty of his book Boiling Point is how it reminds us that scientific facts are inescapable, even.

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In Boiling PointRoss Gelbspan reveals exactly how the fossil fuel industry is directing the Bush administration’s energy and climate policies.

Apologists gflbspan the administration have justified its climate policies by citing politically conservative principles — the withdrawal of onerous regulations, a belief in unencumbered free markets, and the appeal of corporate voluntarism. A country like China has done more, in my opinion, than a country like the United States to move forward in economic development while remaining environmentally sensitive. Bill McKibben wrote “Until you’ve read this book, boilimg ill-equipped to think about the planet’s future.

Markets don’t know what the safe limit on emissions is—governments have to decide that, guided by science. He tends to dismiss partial solutions. Inhofe received double the campaign contributions from energy companies during the election than from any other business sector.

Indeed, many environmentalists are heeding this call. As it turns out, the report by Baliunas and Soon was funded in part by the American Petroleum Institute. Our fossil fuels have brought us to a level of abundance and prosperity that was unimaginable a century ago.

Both perceptions will work in your favor if properly cultivated. Predictably, the study was seized upon by Sen. He has written two books relating to global warming: A passionate call-to-arms and a thoughtful roadmap for change, Boiling Point reveals what’s at stake for our fragile planet. One or more items could not be added because you are not logged in. Prior to his involvement in the climate issue, Roas worked as an editor and reporter at a number of newspapers, including The Philadelphia BulletinThe Washington Post and The Boston Globe.


Exceptional customer service Get specialist help and advice. There was an error while adding the following items. Browse titles from Basic Books. Papuan and Polynesian populations, for instance, are already being relocated by thousands from Pacific islands that simply will not be viable as sea levels rise, and researchers tie general warming not boilkng to death-dealing heat waves Europebut to droughts, crop failures, tornadoes, and other violent weather events.

An excerpt from Boiling Point by Ross Gelbspan | Grist

A passionate call-to-arms and a thoughtful roadmap for change, Boiling Point reveals what’s at stake for our fragile planet. It would dramatically reduce our reliance on oil, and with it our exposure to instability in the Middle East. Customer Reviews Review this book.

Chapter 3 is entitled “A Congressional Book Burning. Keep up-to-date with NHBS products, news and offers. Finally, he offers a concrete plan for averting a full-blown climate catastrophe.

Ross is merciless about the urgency of the science of global warming.

An excerpt from Boiling Point by Ross Gelbspan

I’m all for part two: Thank you for using the catalog. The industry-driven campaign goes far beyond traditional public relations spin. If the dream seems remote, consider this: Grist’s comments only work with JavaScript.

When Bush withdrew the U. Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert. In fact, the proposal itself is not so much a policy prescription as an anticipated harbinger of changing will. In fact, the Bush climate policies have nothing to do with political conservatism.


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In MayWatson announced that the U. This excerpt traces what Gelbspan describes as a corrupt relationship between the Bush administration and the fossil-fuel industry. About this book Related titles.

According to Gelbspan, a proper approach to climate change could solve many other problems in our social, political, and economic lives. They are the fossil fuel lobby, the current Bush administration, and journalism. The beauty of his book Boiling Point is how it reminds us that scientific facts are inescapable, even when they are out of vogue. ExxonMobil and the Bush administration have also united in sowing climate change disinformation and deception among U.


Two months later, in his State of the Union address, Bush revealed his own petroleum-based hydrogen initiative. Public investment is no substitute for a climate policy in which emission limits drive private investment in solutions. It exhibits respect rather than reckless indifference to human and natural systems that are elaborately adapted to the prevailing climate—respect, that is, for life. Moreover, a substantial number of developing countries that are not required to cut their emissions in the first round of the protocol have begun to do so anyway.

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