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    DescriptionIn 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 & World Report "The indispensable blog"--Thomas Friedman, New York Times "One of the most influential energy and environmental policy makers in the Obama era"-- U.S. News & World Report "The indispensable blog"--Thomas Friedman, New York Times


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    Title
    Straight Up
    Subtitle
    America's Fiercest Climate Blogger Takes on the Status Quo Media, Politicians, and Clean Energy Solutions
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Joseph J Romm
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 233
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 340 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781597267168
    ISBN 10: 1597267163
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: JPQB, RNC
    BISAC V2.8: SOC052000
    B&T General Subject: 750
    BIC subject category V2: RBP
    DC22: 551.6
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: SE
    Libri: I-SE
    BISAC V2.8: SCI026000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26640
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: SCI042000, POL044000
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    BISAC region code: 4.0.1.0.0.0.0
    LC classification: QC903.2.U6 R66 2010
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    Thema V1.0: JPQB, RNC, RBP
    Edition
    1
    Publisher
    Island Press
    Imprint name
    Island Press
    Publication date
    15 April 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Washington
    Author Information
    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.
    Review quote
    "Important...I recommend you read this book."--Al Gore ""Huffington Post" "