Fools Rule: Inside the Failed Politics of Climate Change
This eloquent, rage-inciting polemic about the global failure to deal with climate change will appeal to readers of Tim Flannery, George Monbiot and Bill McKibben - and anyone concerned with the economic and environmental future of our planet.
Kyoto, 1997. Montreal, 2005. Copenhagen, 2009. Cancun, 2010. InFools Rule, Marsden illustrates how inefficient and short-sighted political negotiations have become despite mounting scientific evidence that immediate action is essential to curb the effects of climate change. International climate change summits are now widely monitored events, attended by state leaders and crowded with journalists; yet somehow they have never been less productive. Treaties and action plans are smothered by economic self-interest, diplomatic errors and every nation's hungry scramble for its share of the remaining atmospheric space. Marsden takes us from inside the bungled negotiations at Copenhagen to the melting glaciers and untapped oil reserves of the Arctic; he shows us the paralyzing effect oil and gas companies have on green legal initiatives in the United States, and therefore on any international climate change treaty; and, with wit and penetrating insight, he asks the toughest question - will we be able to change before it's too late?
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Review: Fools Rule: Inside the Failed Politics of Climate ChangeUser Review - Andrea McDowell - Goodreads
one of the many climate change books that has made me ashamed to be Canadian. Read full review
Review: Fools Rule: Inside the Failed Politics of Climate ChangeUser Review - Corey - Goodreads
The bad part: unproductive international summits. Disappearing nation-states. Oil mongers continued natural resource exploitation in the name of greed. No pun intended, this is just the tip of the ... Read full review
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