Fools Rule

Fools Rule

Inside the Failed Politics of Climate Change

eBook - 2012
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This eloquent, rage-inciting polemic about the global failure to deal with climate change will appeal to readers of Tim Flannery, George Monbiot and Bill McKibben - and anyone concerned with the economic and environmental future of our planet.

Kyoto, 1997. Montreal, 2005. Copenhagen, 2009. Cancun, 2010. In Fools Rule , Marsden illustrates how inefficient and short-sighted political negotiations have become despite mounting scientific evidence that immediate action is essential to curb the effects of climate change. International climate change summits are now widely monitored events, attended by state leaders and crowded with journalists; yet somehow they have never been less productive. Treaties and action plans are smothered by economic self-interest, diplomatic errors and every nation's hungry scramble for its share of the remaining atmospheric space. Marsden takes us from inside the bungled negotiations at Copenhagen to the melting glaciers and untapped oil reserves of the Arctic; he shows us the paralyzing effect oil and gas companies have on green legal initiatives in the United States, and therefore on any international climate change treaty; and, with wit and penetrating insight, he asks the toughest question - will we be able to change before it's too late?


From the Hardcover edition.
Publisher: Toronto : Vintage Canada, 2012
ISBN: 9780307366733
0307366731
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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Sep 12, 2012

A heart breaking indictment of governments and the self interest of nations as we move ever more rapidly to the negative social and economic turmoil that peak oil, the end of cheap energy and climate change will bring. This is a book that will disrupt your sleep by providing you with vital information from a Canadian perspective. Highly recommended.

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