Heat: How to Stop the Planet BurningHardback
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- Publisher: ALLEN LANE
- Format: Hardback | 304 pages
- Dimensions: 142mm x 218mm x 30mm | 499g
- Publication date: 28 September 2006
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 0713999233
- ISBN 13: 9780713999235
- Sales rank: 548,091
This is a hugely important book. It highlights why we must reduce CO2 emmissions by 90% by 2030 and how we should go about it. 'Heat' shows that the massive reductions required can be achieved without comprimising our quality of life. We just need the political will to tackle the problem properly. Monbiot deals in facts, not wishful thinking, and this book is the most comprehensive overview of the global warming problem to date.
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A few years ago, George Monbiot was persona non grata in seven countries and had a life sentence in absentia in Indonesia. He is now a best-selling author, columnist for the Guardian and Visiting Professor at the School of the Built Environment at Oxford Brookes University. In 1995 Nelson Mandela presented him with a United Nations Global 500 Award for outstanding environmental achievement. He has been named by the Evening Standard as one of the 25 most influential people in Britain, and by the Independent on Sunday as one of the 40 international prophets of the 21st Century. His books include Captive State: the Corporate Takeover of Britain and, most recently, The Age of Consent: A Manifesto for a New World Order. He has held visiting fellowships or professorships at the universities of Oxford (environmental policy), Bristol (philosophy), Keele (politics) and East London (environmental science). His weekly column for the Guardian is syndicated in the US, France, Italy, Canada, Australia, India, Pakistan, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Holland, Belgium and Russia, and he appears frequently on radio and television. His website, www.monbiot.com , is the world's seventh-ranked comment site and holds an archive of his articles.