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Heat How to Stop the Planet From Burning Heat How to Stop the Planet From Burning marks an important moment in our civilization s thinking about global warming The question is no longer Is climate change actually happening but What do we do

  • Title: Heat: How to Stop the Planet From Burning
  • Author: George Monbiot Matthew Prescott
  • ISBN: 9780896087798
  • Page: 478
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Heat: How to Stop the Planet From Burning By George Monbiot Matthew Prescott, Heat How to Stop the Planet From Burning marks an important moment in our civilization s thinking about global warming The question is no longer Is climate change actually happening but What do we do about it George Monbiot offers an ambitious and far reaching program to cut our carbon dioxide emissions to the point where the environmental scales start tipping back awaHeat How to Stop the Planet From Burning marks an important moment in our civilization s thinking about global warming The question is no longer Is climate change actually happening but What do we do about it George Monbiot offers an ambitious and far reaching program to cut our carbon dioxide emissions to the point where the environmental scales start tipping back away from catastrophe Though writing with a spirit of optimism, Monbiot does not pretend it will be easy The only way to avoid further devastation, he argues, is a 90% cut in CO2 emissions in the rich nations of the world by 2030 In other words, our response will have to be immediate, and it will have to be decisive In every case he supports his proposals with a rigorous investigation into what works, what doesn t, how much it costs, and what the problems might be He wages war on bad ideas as energetically as he promotes good ones And he is not afraid to attack anyone friend or foe whose claims are false or whose figures have been fudged.After all, there is no time to waste As Monbiot has said himself, we are the last generation that can make this happen, and this is the last possible moment at which we can make it happen George Monbiot is the best selling author of The Age of Consent and Captive State, as well as the investigative travel books Poisoned Arrows, Watershed, and No Man s Land In 1995, Nelson Mandela presented him with a United Nations Global 500 Award for outstanding environmental achievement He has held visiting fellowships or professorships at the universities of Oxford environmental policy , Bristol philosophy , Keele politics , and East London environmental science Currently visiting professor of planning at Oxford Brookes University, he writes a weekly column for the Guardian newspaper.

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    1. The most important teaching in these pages is that there is no coming technofix for climate change the tech is here, we have the tech, and further developments will only be made if economic pressure throws the awesome power of human ingenuity behind making them What is needed to create that pressure is political will, nothing else From economic perspective, Tim Jackson points out or less the same thing in Prosperity Without Growth.Monbiot exposes the sneaky tactics astroturfing, bribing famous [...]

    2. Quite probably the most important book currently on the market Only a few crackpots refuse to accept that global warming is happening, but it seems as though many who consider themselves environmentalists still refuse to believe that once a tipping point is reached, global catastrophe will occur Monbiot illustrates these scenarios with accurate science and none of the histrionics of certain films, and he even takes the bold step of calling people to task for flying, an activity that seems innocu [...]

    3. A well written, well informed and, crucially, well sourced book Hardly a point is made without a footnote, and this is essential as Monbiot has to convince his reader that everything he is saying is founded in reality To my knowledge he is one of very few who has made the assertion that it is not too late to tackle Climate Change AND demonstrate how it can be done It drives him to an unpalatable conclusion that government has to take control and force change upon society, something few politicia [...]

    4. This is the most important book I have ever read, and I encourage everyone to deeply consider the points Monbiot has exhaustively researched and lucidly described No issue today compares in importance to climate change everything else is made irrelevant if it is not tackled Monbiot illustrates why this is and what must be done to combat it He is deeply sympathetic to the condition of industrialized societies, yet appropriately harsh and realistic I honestly cannot stress enough the brilliance of [...]

    5. Monbiot argues emissions must be reduced 90% by 2030 and shows how we can do it in several areas Well written with passion and humor Cement was a surprise A ton of CO2 for a ton of cement cured Who knew Air travel was the only category with no constructive suggestions He gets at the core of the matter for those of us using than our share we need to learn to adapt voluntarily.

    6. An extremely well written book where Monbiot offers a plan to drastically cut our current carbon footprint by examining our transportation systems cars airplanes boats , houses and construction infrastructure, energy, and distribution of goods In all parts of the book, the author offers a fair and balanced review of the current technology on hand and the political and economical structures available Unfortunately, many of the solutions Monbiot offers is not currently being implemented, likely as [...]

    7. This is an essential book for anyone who cares about the planet and social justice so that should be everyone.

    8. MONBIOT S MANIFESTO George Monbiot s Guardian columns are always well worth reading, as was his well received and best selling book on the links between big business and the state in Britain Captive State Heat , whose subject matter is global warming, is likewise a well written, and informative read, dealing with some of the issues thrown up by the dangers of climate change.The book begins by summarising the state of scientific knowledge at the time of its initial publication in 2006, and how th [...]

    9. Having read quite a few books on the subject I approached this book thinking that I would reinforce what I already knew and while there was definitely some familiar subject matter I was pleasantly surprised to find that within it s pages are detailed steps to curtail global warming by addressing the greatest contributors to the warming of the planet.The author acknowledges that much of what he proposes must be broached by the political leaders of the world through rigid policies strong leadershi [...]

    10. We ve got to do something about global warming This book outlines the high carbon producing sectors of our daily lives, from industry, transportation, farming, and the costs associated with cutting CO2 emissions by 90%.The author calls for improved home insulation heating systems, an end to air travel, local and seasonal farming, carbon rationing , wind power generation, mass transport and carbon sequestration.The final technology has been proven in limited cases to extract oil from rock , so [...]

    11. Well written coverage of a number of behavioural, cultural and political changes that could be made to combat a uncomfortable level of climate change Monbiot suggests that a 90% reduction in C02 emissions is needed to stop global warming from taking off to unsuitable levels I tend to agree, but the stats and science he used or at least how he showed it didn t quite seem to provide as much statistical evidence for that position as I would have liked Similarly all of his ideas on how to cut emissi [...]

    12. Following the dismissal attempts by the world s politicians to reach some kind of agreement at last year s 2009 climate change summit, this book makes very interesting reading Not only does Monbiot address what needs to be done on a global scale to reduce carbon dioxide in the atmosphere below 450ppm parts per million , which is the level needed to prevent run away global warming and a unmitigated ecological and global disaster, he also addresses why governments are so slow to actually take acti [...]

    13. One of Cambridge Sustainability s Top 50 Books for Sustainability, as voted for by our alumni network of over 3,000 senior leaders from around the world To find out , click here.Heat begins by making a powerful and compelling case that climate change is a threat to be taken extrememly seriously and is caused by human made emissions Exacerbating the problem is what Monbiot calls the denial industry an active campaign of dissuasion by certain sectors of business, wealthy classes, media and governm [...]

    14. Monbiot on top form, and really quite worrying predictions about the lack of political will to tackle climate change Monbiot is exhaustive in his pursuit of seeking solutions to reduce carbon emissions by 90% by 2030 And frankly, we re not going to make it The section on nuclear power was surprising, as was the analysis on coal and carbon capture technologies My favourites though were his prescriptions for the transport sector The notion of using Storkey s coach network was inspired, as was the [...]

    15. Monbiot says we must reduce global carbon release by 90 percent by 2030 in order to stop catastrophic climate change and he shows how we can do it He relentlessly tears down the arguments of those people many from industry who say we can stop climate change through technological quick fixes He shows that biofuels, for example, are an ecological disaster, and actually are one of the most carbon intensive fuels you could burn He also owns up to the real limits to wind and solar power Using Britain [...]

    16. Heat is not a fun book to read, but I believe it is an important one While the statistics and fact driven narrative can be dull and difficult to slog through, this book would not be nearly as persuasive without it Monbiot has a good sense of humour and seems to have a gift for explaining difficult concepts well.The book was written in 2006, but rather than this detracting from its importance it makes me wish there was a follow up with recent stats.

    17. I read this book several years ago On one hand, it is a very pragmatic and in depth approach to what can actually be done to reach carbon emission targets something I ve seen in few books and even documents on the topic On the other, perhaps precisely because of its objectivity the book gives, overall, a very pessimistic message that preventing climate change is virtually impossible It is also very much focussed on UK data Just bear those things in mind.

    18. Making the choiceAfter reading on the internet a number of unsatisfactory articles about climate change, I decided to read a good book on this essential topic I compared them basing my choice on the information I could find about the three books I d been proposed, and on the need to verify some of my opinions first, the opinion I had since thirty years ago that the industrial revolution has an important negative effect on climate this lead me to easily trust those who fifteen years later said th [...]

    19. I have a interesting personal relationship with this book The year of the publication of the 2007 edition I graduated with a Bachelors Degree from Cardiff University in Modern History and Politics, where George Monboit introduced as the author of this book received a honourary doctorate at my graduation In his speech he urged us all to follow the path we wanted in life, and not the path we should take because when we have the money to enable us to follow our dreams we are too old and tied down t [...]

    20. With Heat, George Monbiot has moved past the obfuscating arguments being slung like mud back and forth across the globe, and faces not just the alarming truth of global warming but the seemingly impossible task of actually doing something about it.This book is, as he points out in the introduction, a manifesto It is a plan of action The goal is to cut our carbon dioxide emissions by 90% by 2030 This is the seemingly impossible aspect, especially when you look at Canada s current situation this C [...]

    21. Upon finishing George Monbiot s Heat, I am reminded by what a public affairs executive at the Singapore office of an oil major whispered over at a conference that the debate on global warming seems confusing because it involves so many issues What do you think we can do he said.For a start, read Monbiot s book Not because Heat will answer questions, or make them simpler, but it will help frame the issues.Actually, global warming is easy to understand the world is getting warmer as a result of hu [...]

    22. This book starts with a simple premise Since a two degree centigrade increase in global temperatures by 2030 will have devastating effects on the climate, the world has to reduce it s carbon footprint drastically and Britain s fair share in this regard is a 90% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions The rest of the book is an exercise in seeing if there is any way for Britain to do this and still maintain a modern economy Monbiot writes clearly The arguments are laid out well with lots of footnot [...]

    23. Wow This book is filled with so much awesomeness I m having difficulty deciding how describe it.Alright, well this is a book that promises the solution to climate change, by the wicked George Monbiot In a world where environmentalists are continually faced with depressing statistics and few real solutions, this seemed like an intriguing prospect, and I was not disappointed.The things I liked most about the book are The facts The reason I found this book so useful is that Monbiot writes it in suc [...]

    24. How many light bulbs do we need to change in order to save the planet None, points out Monbiot, so its too late, we re doomed Unless we reduce carbon emissions by 90% by 2030 which is of course completely unthinkable The US war machine will probably still be on overdrive all over Mesopotamia in 2030 George positions himself as a somewhat fanciful alchemist coming up with lots of totally implausible measures like no flying to put a break on global warming There are a few good diehards who are pr [...]

    25. Monbiot is an evangelist and this is sermon on the evils of climate change That may sound off putting, but it isn t Really This is one earnest message that engages the reader I read this shortly after seeing An Inconvenient Truth, and this book backs up the documentary with a few persuasive stats.Monbiot writes a column for the Guardian he s well versed at sounding the alarm His approach is comprehensive and well researched It s also a bit na ve because he often tries extrapolate what might pos [...]

    26. Monbiot examines the different ways in which we might reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 90% in a economically practical way He admits from the beginning that it will not be easy, but states that if we begin immediately, reducing carbon emissions to a level that will stop the planet from burning is possible Monbiot seems to a have masterful handle on the science, which actually made it difficult for me to read since I am not a science minded person However, I understood enough to understand his [...]

    27. George Monbiot provides well researched and indisputable arguments about climate change and how human activities and specific industries can cut back in order to prevent global collapse He also provides a scathing assessment of human inaction, delving into the psychology, politics and greed behind our inability to take initiative He occasionally pours scorn on ignorant individuals or corporations but, in the end, points the fingers at ourselves for our compliance with inaction in exchange for ou [...]

    28. Rating 8.5 10 Probably the most important book I ll read this year Global warming is a fact He s English and approaches the topic from that perspective but his approach to solving the problems of global warming are universal And guess what folks You re not going to have to reduce by 10% or 20% or even 50% Nope All of us have to reduce by 90% and pretty damn soon or else the shit hits the fan I ve got news for you, George Na ga ha To Monbiot s credit, he actually tries to show how, in the UK, 90% [...]

    29. This is a thorough and careful book, but also amusing in places Monbiot manages this well He is unafraid to call a spade a spade, and correctly diagnoses the wishful thinking that sometimes afflicts environmental activists Rooftop wind turbines are no solution to anything He makes a compelling case that that we should all demand that our economic system be issued new rules Like NHL hockey players, no one country individual business wants to be the first to put on the helmet, yet we all wish we c [...]

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