Heat: how to stop the planet burning

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Allen Lane, 2006 - Nature - 276 pages
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In HEAT, George Monbiot shows that it can. It now seems certain that we need a 90% cut in our emissions by 2030 to prevent runaway climate change from taking place. For the first time, this book explains how the cut could be achieved without bringing the civilization we know to an end. Combining his unique knowledge of political campaigning and environmental science, Monbiot analyses the potential of energy efficiency, renewable resources, carbon burial, nuclear power and new transport and building systems to discover what works, what doesn't, what costs the least and what needs to be done to make change happen. Is individual abstinence futile when others are lighting their houses with a million lightbulbs every Christmas? How much can be done when the climate change deniers are so vocal?

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User Review  - eastpole - LibraryThing

This is a thorough and careful book, but also amusing in places. Monbiot manages this well. He is unafraid to call a spade a spade, and correctly diagnoses the wishful thinking that sometimes afflicts ... Read full review

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User Review  - Libra500 - LibraryThing

A book both inspiring, as it shows practical solutions, yet depressing, as it doesn't seem likely that any of them will be put into practice. I think he may have been asking the wrong questions. Read full review

Contents

A Faustian Pact
1
The Denial Industry
20
A Ration of Freedom
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