Science as a Contact Sport: Inside the Battle to Save Earth's Climate

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National Geographic Books, 2009 - Nature - 295 pages
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Itís been nearly four decades since scientists first realized that global warming posed a potential threat to our planet. Why, if we knew of the threats way back in the Carter Administration, canít we act decisively to limit greenhouse gases, deforestation, and catastrophic warming trends? Why are we still addicted to fossil fuels? Have we all just been fiddling for 40 years as the world burns around us?

Schneider, part of the Nobel PrizeĖwinning 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 precisely--and 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 oil--and thus ensure a future for ourselves and our planet thatís as rich with promise as our past.
  

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Review: Science as a Contact Sport: Inside the Battle to Save Earth's Climate

User Review  - Alison Dellit - Goodreads

The story Schneider describes is probably on of the most important stories of our era - the story of how climate scientists first figured out there was something wrong, and how climate science evolved ... Read full review

Review: Science as a Contact Sport: Inside the Battle to Save Earth's Climate

User Review  - Amanda Short - Goodreads

Stephen Schneider is kind of a career role model for me, so I had to read his book. He was a smart man and climate scientist who understands that the science alone isn't going to affect change in our ... Read full review

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Stephen H. Schneider, PhD, winner of a MacArthur "genius grant," also won a joint Nobel Prize in 2007 with his colleagues on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. He has been an expert adviser to the Nixon, Carter, Reagan, Clinton, and both Bush administrations.

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