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Oct 25, 2007 Christian rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Someone who wants to know the late '80s through Kyoto history of the global warming debate
I was initially a little disappointed when I looked at the publication date (months after I bought it, of course) and realized that this book was written in 1999, and thus probably wouldn't do much to bring me further up to date on the topics of peak oil or climate change. However, it turned out to be a rather lively page-turner written by an oil industry consultant-turned-Greenpeace scientist-turned-college professor-turned-solar energy CEO. This is a first-person firsthand account of the seque ...more
Jeremy Leggett has done great things for our planet by bringing the climate warming issues we face to the attention of the business community. He will be remembered for it. While the book says what it does on the tin, it's quite a dry read about a list of climate change conferences and you need to have a real interest in climate change (as I do!) to get through it. I wouldn't say it's aimed at a mass readership but worth the read if you are worried about the oil lobby and their attempts to deny ...more
Jul 01, 2008 gary pollack rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: public policy/environmentalist hacks
rock on. picked this book up for a buck, thought i'd put it down before i reached its midpoint, but i ate it up, being the public policy junkie that i am. i don't think painting the oil and coal lobbyists as bad guys will ever be dull.