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Straight Up free pdf In 2009, "Rolling Stone" named Joe Romm to its list of "100 People Who Are Changing America." Romm is a climate expert, physicist, energy consultant, and former official in the Department of Energy. But it's his influential blog, one of the "Top Fifteen Green Websites" according to "Time" magazine, that's caught national attention. Climate change is far more urgent than people understand, Romm says, and traditional media, scientists, and politicians are missing the story."Straight Up" draws on Romm's most important posts to explain the dangers of and solutions to climate change that you won't find in newspapers, in journals, or on T.V. Compared to coverage of Jay-Z or the latest philandering politician, climate change makes up a pathetically small share of news reports. And when journalists do try to tackle this complex issue, they often lack the background to tell the full story. Despite the dearth of reporting, polls show that two in five Americans think the press is actually exaggerating the threat of climate change. That gives Big Oil, and others with a vested interest in the status quo, a huge opportunity to mislead the public.Romm cuts through the misinformation and presents the truth about humanity's most dire threat. His analysis is based on sophisticated knowledge of renewable technologies, climate impacts, and government policy, written in a style everyone can understand. Romm shows how a 20 percent reduction in global emissions over the next quarter century could improve the economy- how we can replace most coal and with what technologies- why Sarah Palin wears a polar bear pin- and why controversial, emerging technologies like biochar have to be part of the solution.The ultimate solution, Romm argues, is bigger than any individual technology: it's citizen action. Without public pressure, Washington and industry don't budge. With it, our grandkids might just have a habitable place to live."The Web's most influential climate-change blogger" and "Hero of the Environment 2009"--Time Magazine "I trust Joe Romm on climate."--Paul Krugman, New York Times "America's fiercest climate-change activist-blogger" and one of "The 100 People Who Are Changing America"-- Rolling Stone "One of the most influential energy and environmental policy makers in the Obama era"-- U.S. News

About Joseph J Romm

Joseph J. Romm is a climate expert, physicist, energy consultant, and author. He is executive director and founder of the Center for Energy and Climate Solutions- principal of the Capital E Group- fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science- senior fellow at the Center for American Progress and former acting assistant secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy. His previous books include "Hell and High Water," "The Hype About Hydrogen," and "Cool Companies." He writes the blog ClimateProgress.org.

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Author : Joseph J Romm
Publisher : Island Press
Data Published : 14 May 2014
ISBN : 1597267953
EAN : 9781597267953
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 247 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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