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Hell and High Water

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Rated #13 in Books

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Pros: super informative and interesting

This is really a great book about climate change.  It covers some politics like the censorship of climate science, how we can solve the problem, the basic science of global warming, etc.  Joseph Romm was acting assistant secretary of energy for energy efficiency and renewable energy during the Clinton Administration, so he's a very informed on the subject.  I highly recommend it - it's one of my favorites!

Hell and High Water
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Physicist Romm, a veteran of the Department of Energy and founder and director of the Center for Energy and Climate Solutions, presents a clear and effective primer on climate science. But the most salient aspects of this provocative expose involve Romm's documentation of what he calls the Bush administration's irresponsible and backward energy policies, the censorship of legitimate and urgent information pertaining to global warming, and the threats rising temperatures pose to "the health and well-being of this nation and the world." Romm explains that we already possess the technologies and know-how we need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions; what we lack is the will to act. As Romm analyzes the "miscoverage" of global-warming realities in the press, especially the facts pertaining to dire changes already affecting plants, animals, and humans, he laments the perversity and folly of politicizing a global crisis. We must recognize, Romm asserts, that "ideology trumps rationality" all too often in public discourse, preventing us from doing what needs to be done to avert still preventable catastrophes.

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