The Climate War: A View From the Trenches
The great American argument over global warming continues to rage on Capitol Hill and beyond. What is it like to devote your career to passing a climate bill — a decade-long struggle that’s hotter than ever today? Why has it been so difficult for the U.S. to come to grips with this problem, and why do so many Americans still believe it’s not really happening? In The Climate War: True Believers, Power Brokers, and the Fight to Save the Earth, award-winning journalist Eric Pooley describes the political and economic battle surrounding climate change legislation, offering a revealing look at the power players who are working to either make or break transformative energy policy.
In a rare panel discussion, Pooley interviews key players of the Environmental Defense Fund’s National Climate Campaign, the most passionate advocates for a mandatory declining cap on carbon emissions. These unsung heroes from the trenches of the Climate War include Steve Cochran, Director; Tony Kreindler, Media Director; Melissa Carey, Climate Change Policy Specialist; and Mark MacLeod, Director of Special Projects. Together, they will lead a tour of the climate battleground, from the backrooms of Capitol Hill to the corporate C-suites to the West Wing of the Obama White House.
Pooley, deputy editor of Bloomberg Businessweek, is also the former managing editor of Fortune and the former national editor, White House correspondent and chief political correspondent at Time.
“Eric Pooley has written a riveting tale, the very first account of the epic American campaign to get serious about global warming. This story has heroes, like my friend Al Gore, and it has some villains. What it doesn’t have is an ending; that part is still up to us. Which is why anyone who worries about the future of our nation—or wonders why it has been so hard for us to deal with climate change—should read this book.” —President Bill Clinton
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