The Carbon War

The Carbon War : Global Warming and the End of the Oil Era

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The oil industry's hold on economies and politics has dominated the 20th century. The oil industry expects no different in the next. Yet if oil and other fossil fuels continue to be used at the current rate, the world is heading for environmental disater. Since the end of the 1980s, global warming has grown to be widely accepted as the single biggest threat to a viable future. This work is an insiders account of the global warming crisis, beginning with Jeremy Leggetts days as a progressively guilt striken oil consultant in 1988, his turnaround and resignation, and his work as a senior campaigner for greenpeace, doing battle with the mighty "carbon club" - the fossil fuel lobbyists - for cuts in greenhouse emissions. This document reveals the main players and business intrests behind the scenes, and urges the reader to look to the future before its to late.show more

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  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 129.54 x 195.58 x 20.32mm | 226.8g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • 014028494X
  • 9780140284942

Table of contents

The early warning; the price of oil; the road to Rio; blown cover; burned by warming; excess of loss; a mandate delivered; a discernible human influence; cracks appear in the carbon club; a crime against humanity; the day of the atmosphere.show more

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