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Losing earth : the decade we could have stopped climate change / Nathaniel Rich.

By: Rich, Nathaniel, 1980-.
Publisher: London : Picador, 2019Description: 206 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.ISBN: 9781529015843.Subject(s): Global warming -- Popular works | Climatic changes -- Popular worksDDC classification: 363.73874
Contents:
Introduction : the reckoning -- Part I. Shouts in the street : 1979-1982. The whole banana : spring 1979 -- Mirror worlds : spring 1979 -- Between clambake and chaos : July 1979 -- Enter Cassandra, raving : 1979-1980 -- A very aggressive defensive program : 1979-1980 -- Tiger on the road : October 1980 -- A deluge most unnatural : November 1980-September 1981 -- Heroes and villains : March 1982 -- The direction of an impending catastrophe : 1982 -- Part II. Bad science fiction : 1983-1988. Caution not panic : 1983-1984 -- The world of action : 1985 -- The ozone in October : fall 1985-summer 1986 -- Atmospheric scientist, New York, N.Y. : fall 1987-spring 1988 -- Part III. You will see things that you shall believe : 1988-1989. Nothing but bonfires : summer 1988 -- Signal weather : June 1988 -- Woodstock for climate change : June 1988-April 1989 -- Fragmented world : fall 1988 -- The great includer and the old engineer : spring 1989 -- Natural processes : May 1989 -- The White House effect : spring-fall 1989 -- Skunks at the garden party : November 1989 -- Afterword : glass-bottomed boats.
Summary: By 1979, we knew all that we know now about the science of climate change - what was happening, why it was happening, and how to stop it. Over the next ten years, we had the very real opportunity to stop it. Obviously, we failed. Nathaniel Rich tells the essential story of why and how, thanks to the actions of politicians and businessmen, that failure came about. It is crucial to an understanding of where we are today.
List(s) this item appears in: New Acquisitions August-October 2020 | Acquisitions 2019-2020
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Introduction : the reckoning -- Part I. Shouts in the street : 1979-1982. The whole banana : spring 1979 -- Mirror worlds : spring 1979 -- Between clambake and chaos : July 1979 -- Enter Cassandra, raving : 1979-1980 -- A very aggressive defensive program : 1979-1980 -- Tiger on the road : October 1980 -- A deluge most unnatural : November 1980-September 1981 -- Heroes and villains : March 1982 -- The direction of an impending catastrophe : 1982 -- Part II. Bad science fiction : 1983-1988. Caution not panic : 1983-1984 -- The world of action : 1985 -- The ozone in October : fall 1985-summer 1986 -- Atmospheric scientist, New York, N.Y. : fall 1987-spring 1988 -- Part III. You will see things that you shall believe : 1988-1989. Nothing but bonfires : summer 1988 -- Signal weather : June 1988 -- Woodstock for climate change : June 1988-April 1989 -- Fragmented world : fall 1988 -- The great includer and the old engineer : spring 1989 -- Natural processes : May 1989 -- The White House effect : spring-fall 1989 -- Skunks at the garden party : November 1989 -- Afterword : glass-bottomed boats.

By 1979, we knew all that we know now about the science of climate change - what was happening, why it was happening, and how to stop it. Over the next ten years, we had the very real opportunity to stop it. Obviously, we failed. Nathaniel Rich tells the essential story of why and how, thanks to the actions of politicians and businessmen, that failure came about. It is crucial to an understanding of where we are today.

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