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Climate Solutions: A Citizen's Guide

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In 2006, NASA's top climate scientist warned that we have at most a decade to turn the tide on global warming. After that, James Hansen said, all bets are off. Temperature rises of 3 to 7 degrees Farenheit will produce a different planet. If Hansen is right--and most scientists think he is--then every year lost is a year closer to the precipice. In more positive terms, we ...more
Paperback, 93 pages
Published April 15th 2008 by Chelsea Green Publishing Company
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Jared Davis
Mar 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Clear, concise, and well-balanced, with a strong "can do" attitude. You'll gain some wisdom about climate and energy politics, as well as a solid sense that something, many things actually, can be done to mitigate environmental catastrophe.

Barnes presents the available options for reducing CO2 emissions and evaluates each according to three core criteria:

1. How effective does the policy solve the problem?
2. Whose interests does the policy serve?
3. What principles does the policy advance?

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Victoria Klein
Aug 01, 2010 rated it really liked it
With all the excitement of bringing your own bags to the grocery story, buying organic cotton clothing and carrying your own water bottle, it is easy to forget that the United States government does not have a plan in place for dealing with the main cause of climate change: carbon. After all the efforts we continue to put for in order to make out personal lives more green, how do we get companies to follow suit?

Establishing an effective and long-term plan for government sanctioned carbon reducti
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Jennifer
Jun 08, 2009 rated it really liked it
This is a great intro book to the current environmental issue of climate change. My environmental economics 102 class covered most of the policies like cap-and-trade, carbon caps, carbon taxes, investments, regulations, etc, but it's nice to read more details about it in this short and easy to understand book. I really like how author Robert Barnes lay out all the pros and cons, as well as adding humor, pictures, and additional resources (like Evangelical Call to Action http://christiansandclima ...more
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