Environmental Policy

Download Straight Up: America's Fiercest Climate Blogger Takes on the by Joseph J. Romm PDF

By Joseph J. Romm

In 2009, Rolling Stone named Joe Romm to its checklist of "100 those people who are altering America." Romm is a weather specialist, physicist, strength advisor, and previous respectable within the division of strength. yet it truly is his influential web publication, one of many "Top Fifteen eco-friendly web content" in accordance with Time journal, that is stuck nationwide awareness. weather switch is much extra pressing than humans comprehend, Romm says, and conventional media, scientists, and politicians are lacking the tale. directly Up attracts on Romm's most vital posts to provide an explanation for the hazards of and recommendations to weather swap that you just will not locate in newspapers, in journals, or on T.V. in comparison to assurance of Jay-Z or the most recent philandering flesh presser, weather swap makes up a pathetically small percentage of stories stories. And whilst newshounds do try and take on this complicated factor, they generally lack the heritage to inform the entire tale. regardless of the lack of reporting, polls express that in 5 american citizens imagine the clicking is de facto exaggerating the specter of weather switch. that provides immense Oil, and others with a vested curiosity within the established order, a massive chance to misinform the general public. Romm cuts in the course of the incorrect information and offers the reality approximately humanity's such a lot dire probability. His research relies on refined wisdom of renewable applied sciences, weather affects, and executive coverage, written in a method every body can comprehend. Romm indicates how a 20 percentage relief in worldwide emissions over the subsequent area century may possibly increase the economic climate; how we will exchange such a lot coal and with what applied sciences; why Sarah Palin wears a polar undergo pin; and why arguable, rising applied sciences like biochar must be a part of the answer. the last word answer, Romm argues, is greater than anyone know-how: it truly is citizen motion. with out public strain, Washington and do not budge. With it, our grandkids may perhaps simply have a liveable position to dwell.

Show description

Read Online or Download Straight Up: America's Fiercest Climate Blogger Takes on the Status Quo Media, Politicians, and Clean Energy Solutions PDF

Best environmental policy books

Straight Up: America's Fiercest Climate Blogger Takes on the Status Quo Media, Politicians, and Clean Energy Solutions

In 2009, Rolling Stone named Joe Romm to its checklist of "100 those people who are altering the United States. " Romm is a weather specialist, physicist, strength advisor, and previous professional within the division of strength. yet it really is his influential weblog, one of many "Top Fifteen eco-friendly web content" in line with Time journal, that is stuck nationwide consciousness.

Agricultural Policy Monitoring and Evaluation 2011: OECD Countries and Emerging Economies

For the 1st time, the tracking and review document of agricultural regulations covers OECD member nations (including the hot participants who joined in the course of 2010 Chile, Estonia, Israel and Slovenia) and chosen key rising economies: Brazil, China, Russia, South Africa and Ukraine. This variation indicates that, after a rise in 2009, manufacturer aid within the OECD zone declined in 2010, confirming the downward development in aid to farmers.

The Global Development of Policy Regimes to Combat Climate Change (Tricontinental Series on Global Economic Issues)

The 12 months 2015 might be a landmark yr for foreign weather swap negotiations. Governments have agreed to undertake a common criminal contract on weather swap on the twenty first convention of events (COP21) to the United international locations Framework conference on weather switch (UNFCCC) in Paris in 2015. The contract will come into strength no later than 2020.

Additional info for Straight Up: America's Fiercest Climate Blogger Takes on the Status Quo Media, Politicians, and Clean Energy Solutions

Example text

Is Palin a scientist? Does the Post simply allow anybody to make antiscientific assertions? org blog posts: • Washington Post Reporters Take Unprecedented Step of Contradicting Columnist George Will in a News Article • In a Blunder Reminiscent of Janet Cooke Scandal, the Washington Post Lets George Will Reassert All His Climate Falsehoods Plus Some New Ones • The Washington Post, Abandoning Any Journalistic Standards, Lets George Will Publish a Third Time Global Warming Lies Debunked on Its Own Pages • Will the Washington Post Ever Fact-Check a George Will Column?

In 28 THE S TATU S QU O MEDIA general, global warming is still being shoved into the “environment” pigeonhole, along with the spotted owls and delta smelt, when it is clearly to society’s detriment to think about the subject that way. It is time for editors to treat climate policy as a permanent, important beat: tracking a mobilization for the moral equivalent of war. Precisely. Pooley is one of the few major American journalists who understands that global warming is the story of the century—and if we don’t reverse our emissions path soon, it will likely be the story of the millennium, with irreversible impacts lasting for many, many centuries.

So, you’re going to be hearing the IPCC estimate for another several years, until the IPCC does a new report and puts in a more realistic estimate. That said, while the disinformers never acknowledge it, even the 2007 IPCC report “was the first to acknowledge that the melting of the Greenland ice sheet from rising temperature [which would raise the oceans 23 feet] could result in sea-level rise over centuries rather than millennia,” as the New York Times put it. S. ” Dust-Bowlification Then we have moderate drought over half the planet, plus the loss of all inland glaciers that provide water to a billion people.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.74 of 5 – based on 4 votes