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The Resource Losing Earth, Nathaniel Rich, (electronic resource)

Losing Earth, Nathaniel Rich, (electronic resource)

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Losing Earth
Title
Losing Earth
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Nathaniel Rich
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eng
Summary
By 1979, we understood nearly everything we know today about climate change—including how to stop it. Over the next decade, a handful of scientists, politicians, and strategists, led by two unlikely heroes, risked their careers in a desperate, escalating campaign to convince the world to act before it was too late. Losing Earth is their story, and ours. The New York Times Magazine devoted an entire issue to Nathaniel Rich's groundbreaking chronicle of this decade, which became an instant journalistic phenomenon—the subject of news coverage, editorials, and commentary all over the world. In its emphasis on the lives of the people who grappled with the great existential threat of our age, it made vivid the moral dimensions of our shared plight. Now expanded into book form, Losing Earth tells the human story of climate change in even richer, more intimate terms. It reveals, in previously unreported detail, the birth of climate denialism and the genesis of the oil and gas industry's coordinated effort to thwart climate policy through misinformation propaganda and political influence. The book carries the story into the present day, wrestling with the long shadow of our past failures and asking crucial questions about how we make sense of our past, our future, and ourselves. Like John Hersey's Hiroshima and Jonathan Schell's The Fate of the Earth , Losing Earth is the rarest of achievements: a riveting work of dramatic history that articulates a moral framework for understanding how we got here, and how we must go forward
Summary
A groundbreaking account of the failures that prevented the world from committing to taking measures against climate change documents key negotiations against a backdrop of 1980s history while explaining what the choices of the past mean for today's world
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BT
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1980-
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Rich, Nathaniel
Dewey number
551
Literary form
non fiction
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  • History
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  • Nonfiction
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adult
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a recent history
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Losing Earth, Nathaniel Rich, (electronic resource)
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unknown
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online
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9780374721138
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Label
Losing Earth, Nathaniel Rich, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780374721138
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2f1ebda5-db3b-4f94-836c-bfdd9b906b73
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System details
  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Kindle Book
  • OverDrive Read

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