Science as a Contact Sport: Inside the Battle to Save Earth's Climate (Hardcover)
Inside the Battle to Save Earth's Climate
National Geographic Society, 9781426205408, 295pp.
Publication Date: November 3, 2009
Schneider, part of the Nobel Prize winning team that shared the accolade with Al Gore in 2007, had a front-row seat at this unfolding environmental meltdown. Piecing together events like a detective story, Schneider reveals that as expert consensus grew, well-informed activists warned of dangerous changes no one knew how to predict preciselyand special interests seized on that very uncertainty to block any effective response. He persuasively outlines a plan to avert the building threat and develop a positive, practical policy that will bring climate change back under our control, help the economy with a new generation of green energy jobs and productivity, and reduce the dependence on unreliable exporters of oiland thus ensure a future for ourselves and our planet that's as rich with promise as our past.
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Praise For Science as a Contact Sport: Inside the Battle to Save Earth's Climate…
"Science As A Contact Sport unfolds the incredible true story of the struggle to understand the science and focus the world’s attention on the climate crisis. I have worked with Steve Schneider on the scientific and policy aspects of climate change for decades, and find him adept at bringing scientific clarity to this critical issue--explaining its many facets to concerned policymakers and the public." -Al Gore
"Why haven’t we halted global warming in the decades since it became recognized as a major threat to human well-being? What should we do to halt it now? In this crystal-clear, moving, funny book, Stephen Schneider makes a highly complex subject understandable." - Jared Diamond, author of "Guns, Germs, and Steel," and "Collapse"
"Stephen Schneider is masterful at translating enormously complex scientific principles into a language that we can all comprehend."—Robert Redford
"Give Stephen Schneider points for prescience...The ominous warnings that he and other climatologists sounded...are coming true