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Straight Up America's Fiercest Climate Blogger Takes on Status Quo Media, Politicians, and Clean Energy Solutions

By: Joseph J Romm
Publisher: Island Press
Straight Up
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  • Straight Up ISBN: 9781597267168 Paperback May 2010 Usually dispatched within 6 days
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About this book

In 2009, Rolling Stone added 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 that's caught national attention.

This book draws on his most important posts to explain the dangers of and solutions to climate change. He 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 an easy-to-understand style.


CHAPTER 1: The Status Quo Media
CHAPTER 2: Uncharacteristically Blunt Scientists
CHAPTER 3: The Clean Energy Solution
CHAPTER 4: Peak Oil? Consider It Solved
CHAPTER 5: The Clean Energy New Deal
CHAPTER 6: End of the Bush-Cheney Error
CHAPTER 7: The Right-Wing Disinformation Machine
CHAPTER 8: Diagnosing Someone with Anti-Scientific Syndrome (ASS)
CHAPTER 9: Why Are Progressives So Lousy at Messaging?
CONCLUSION: Is the Global Economy a Ponzi Scheme?

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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
By: Joseph J Romm
Publisher: Island Press
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Important...I recommend you read this book. --Al Gore "Huffington Post "
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