The Climate Fix

The Climate Fix

What Scientists and Politicians Won't Tell You About Global Warming

Book - 2010
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Baker & Taylor
Argues that the answer to global warming is a shift away from meaningless targets and venomous politics, and a revolution in how the world's economy is powered.

Perseus Publishing
The world’s response to climate change is deeply flawed. This book is where we begin to get it on track.

Why has the world been unable to address global warming? Science policy expert Roger Pielke, Jr., says it’s not the fault of those who reject the Kyoto Protocol, but those who support it, and the magical thinking that the agreement represents. In The Climate Fix, Pielke offers a way to repair climate policy, shifting the debate away from meaningless targets and toward a revolution in how the world’s economy is powered, while de-fanging the venomous politics surrounding the crisis. The debate on global warming has lost none of its power to polarize and provoke in a haze of partisan vitriol. The Climate Fix will bring something new to the discussions: a commonsense perspective and practical actions better than any offered so far.

Book News
Pielke Jr., a political scientist who teaches environmental studies at the U. of Colorado, explores the flaws in current approaches to climate change and discusses the decarbonization of the global economy. He discusses key aspects of climate science important for climate policy, the assumptions that have lead to policy failure, the math behind decarbonization, the domestic decarbonization policies of several countries and how they will fall short of their goals, the different proposals to dealing with them, policy approaches to disasters, the politicization of climate science, and how to collectively decide which route to take in decarbonization. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

& Taylor

Argues that the Kyoto Protocol is not the answer to global warming, but rather what is needed is a shift away from meaningless targets and venomous politics and a move toward a revolution in how the world's economy is powered.

Publisher: New York : Basic Books, c2010
ISBN: 9780465020522
Characteristics: xi, 276 p. : ill. ; 25 cm


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Nov 19, 2011

Best book on climate change I've read so far.


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