By Eric Pooley

In The weather War, Eric Pooley--deputy editor of Bloomberg BusinessWeek--does for worldwide warming what Bob Woodward did for presidents and Lawrence Wright did for terrorists. during this epic story of an American civil battle, Pooley takes us behind the curtain and into the hearts and minds of crucial avid gamers within the fight to cap international warming pollution--a struggle within which trillions of greenbacks and the destiny of the planet are at stake.
Why has it been so difficult for the United States to come back to grips with weather swap? Why accomplish that many of us think it isn't quite taking place? As President Obama's technological know-how consultant John Holdren has acknowledged, "We're using in a automobile with undesirable brakes in a fog and heading for a cliff. we all know needless to say that cliff is obtainable. We simply don't understand precisely the place it truly is. Prudence might recommend that we should always commence placing at the brakes." yet strong pursuits are threatened via the carbon cap that may pace the transition to a fresh strength economic climate, and their brokers have labored effectively to disclaim the matter and hold up the suggestions.
To write this ebook, Pooley, the previous dealing with editor of Fortune and leader political correspondent for Time, spent 3 years embedded with a unprecedented forged of characters: from the fancy head of 1 of the nation's greatest coal-burning strength businesses to the pushed environmental chief who made universal reason with him, from major scientists caution of drawing close disaster to expert skeptics disputing virtually each point of weather technology, from radical activists chaining themselves to bulldozers to robust lobbyists, media professionals, and advisors in Obama's West Wing--and, to most sensible it off, exceptional entry to former vice chairman Al Gore and his workforce of weather activists.
Pooley captures the quiet decision or even heroism of weather campaigners who've committed their lives to an uphill conflict that's nonetheless raging at the present time. He asks even if we've what it takes to maintain our planet's habitability, and indicates how America's weather warfare sends surprise waves from Bali to Copenhagen. No different reporter enjoys such entry to this solid of characters. No different e-book covers this terrain. From the trenches of a North Carolina energy plant to the battlefields of Capitol Hill, Madison street, and Wall highway, The weather War is the fundamental learn for an individual who desires to comprehend the avid gamers and politics at the back of crucial factor we are facing this present day.
PRAISE FOR THE weather conflict
"Eric Pooley has written a riveting story, the first actual account of the epic American crusade to get enthusiastic about international warming. This tale has heroes, like my pal Al Gore, and it has a few villains. What it doesn't have is an finishing; that half remains to be as much as us. that's why an individual who concerns in regards to the way forward for our nation--or wonders why it's been so demanding for us to accommodate weather change--should learn this book."
--President invoice Clinton
"The weather War bargains a behind-the-scenes examine the main consequential political conflict of our time. It's a compelling--and frequently disturbing--read."
--Elizabeth Kolbert, writer of Field Notes from a Catastrophe
"In the ever-expanding literature on weather swap, this can be the 1st booklet to place a human face at the challenge via moving into the heads of the folk who're attempting to remedy it, deftly revealing the messy entanglement of idealism and realism that eventually ends up in progress."
--Michael Oppenheimer, Albert G. Milbank Professor of Geosciences and overseas Affairs, Princeton collage
"If the technological know-how is so transparent and compelling--the method we use power is dangerously overheating the planet--the how come it's so agonizingly tricky for the United States to stand proof and cleared the path towards an international answer? ultimately, i've got a good suggestion why, due to Eric Pooley's lucid chronicle of the long-running struggles--political, own and certainly, economic--to outline the area that our kids and grandchildren will inhabit."
--Kurt Andersen, writer of Heyday and Reset and Host of public radio's "Studio 360"
"The first nice crusade publication concerning the political conflict over weather switch. Eric Pooley brings us within this epic fight during which technology, company, and politics all come jointly. The characters are attention-grabbing and the stakes are enormous."
--Walter Isaacson, President and CEO, The Aspen Institute and writer of Einstein: His existence and Universe
"The legislative procedure published: Eric Pooley paints the personalities, the recommendations, and the intrigue of weather politics in vibrant aspect. A web page turner and a must-read for somebody who cares concerning the weather, and approximately America's endured skill to take on difficulties and lead."
--Katie McGinty, Former Chair, White residence Council on Environmental caliber
"Eric Pooley's The weather War is a painstakingly researched account of ways weather swap became one of many defining political problems with a iteration. As progressives in the US and around the globe struggle to go off weather catastrophe, Pooley's booklet offers a much-needed heritage of the crusade for weather security, and reminds us, once more, why pressing motion is so necessary."
--John Podesta, President and CEO middle for American growth
"The weather War is a brilliant publication not only since it chronicles the bloody political struggle to save lots of the planet, yet simply because it's the easiest argument I've ever learn for the way a unmarried coverage idea--cap and trade--can switch the world."
--Jeff Goodell, writer of the way to chill the Planet
"Journalism with ideas: epic in scale, masterful in narrative and aspect, with well-paced winks on the tragic absurdity of it all."
--Eric Roston, writer of The Carbon Age

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