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Author Mann, Michael E., 1965- author.

Title The new climate war : the fight to take back the planet / Michael E. Mann.

Edition First edition.
Publication Info. New York : PublicAffairs, 2021.
1 hold on first copy returned of 3 copies
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Description xi, 351 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents The architects of misinformation and misdirection -- The climate wars -- The "crying Indian" and the birth of the deflection campaign -- It's YOUR fault -- Put a price on it. Or not. -- Sinking the competition -- The non-solution solution -- The truth is bad enough -- Meeting the challenge.
Summary "Recycle. Fly less. Eat less meat. These are some of the tactics that we've been told can slow climate change. But most of these recommendations are a result of a multi-pronged marketing campaign that has succeeded in placing the responsibility for fixing climate change squarely on the shoulders of individuals. Fossil fuel companies have followed the example of other industries deflecting blame (think "guns don't kill people, people kill people") or greenwashing (think of the beverage industry's "Crying Indian" commercials of the 1980s). Meanwhile, they've blocked efforts to regulate or price carbon emissions, run PR campaigns aimed at discrediting viable alternatives, and have abdicated their responsibility in fixing the problem they've created. The result has been disastrous for our planet. In The New Climate War, Mann argues that all is not lost. He draws the battle lines between the people and the polluters--fossil fuel companies, right-wing plutocrats, and petrostates. And he outlines a plan for forcing our governments and corporations to wake up and make real change, including: a common-sense, attainable approach to carbon tax-- an overhaul of the flawed Green New Deal; allowing renewable energy to compete fairly against fossil fuels debunking the false narratives and arguments that have worked their way into the climate debate and driven a wedge between even those who support climate change solutions how to combat climate doomism. With immensely powerful vested interests aligned in defense of the fossil fuel status quo, the societal tipping point won't happen without the active participation of citizens everywhere aiding in the collective push forward. This book will reach, inform, and enable citizens everywhere to join this battle for our planet"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-336) and index.
Subject Environmental policy -- Citizen participation.
Climatic changes -- Government policy -- Citizen participation.
Green New Deal.
ISBN 9781541758230 (hardcover)
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