Ignition: What You Can Do to Fight Global Warming and Spark a Movement (Google eBook)

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Jonathan Isham, Sissel Waage
Island Press, Sep 26, 2012 - Social Science - 304 pages
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The evidence is irrefutable: global warming is real. While the debate continues about just how much damage spiking temperatures will wreak, we know the threat to our homes, health, and even way of life is dire. So why isn’ t America doing anything? Where is the national campaign to stop this catastrophe? It may lie between the covers of this book. Ignition brings together some of the world’ s finest thinkers and advocates to jump start the ultimate green revolution. Including celebrated writers like Bill McKibben and renowned scholars like Gus Speth, as well as young activists, the authors draw on direct experience in grassroots organization, education, law, and social leadership. Their approaches are various, from building coalitions to win political battles to rallying shareholders to change corporate behavior. But they share a belief that private fears about deadly heat waves and disastrous hurricanes can translate into powerful public action. For anyone who feels compelled to do more than change their light bulbs or occasionally carpool, Ignition is an essential guide. Combining incisive essays with success stories and web resources, the book helps readers answer the most important question we all face: “ What can I do?”
  

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Contents

Introduction
3
Its Time
9
Finding Your Voice
57
Finding Your Allies
103
Getting Mobilized
145
Getting Results
183
Afterword
245
Endnotes
253
References
259
About the Editors
269
About the Authors
271
Index
279
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About the author (2012)

Jonathan Isham is Luce Professor of International Environmental Economics in the Department of Economics and Program in Environmental Studies at Middlebury College, Vermont.

Sissel Waage is an independent consultant who works on environmental and social aspects of sustainability issues in North America, Europe, and Africa.



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