Hope for a Heated Planet: How Americans Are Fighting Global Warming and Building a Better Future by Robert K. MusilHope for a Heated Planet: How Americans Are Fighting Global Warming and Building a Better Future by Robert K. Musil

Hope for a Heated Planet: How Americans Are Fighting Global Warming and Building a Better Future

byRobert K. Musil

Hardcover | December 2, 2008

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Rejecting cries of gloom and doom, Hope for a Heated Planet shows how the fight against global warming can be won by the grassroots efforts of individuals. Robert K. Musil, who led the Nobel Peace Prize-winning organization Physicians for Social Responsibility, explains that a growing new climate movement can produce unprecedented change-in the economy, public health, and home-while saving the planet.

Musil draws on personal experience and compelling data in this practical and rigorous analysis of the causes and cures for global warming. The book presents all the players in the most pressing challenge facing society today, from the massive fossil fuel lobby to the enlightened corporations that are joining the movement to "go green." Musil thoroughly explains the tremendous potential of renewable energy sources-wind, solar, and biofuel-and the startling conclusions of experts who say society can do away entirely with fossil fuels. He tells readers about the engaged politicians, activists, religious groups, and students who are already working together against climate change.

But the future depends, Musil insists, on what changes ordinary citizens make. Through personal choices and political engagement, he shows how readers can cut carbon emissions and create green communities where they live. With practical and realistic solutions, Hope for a Heated Planet inspires readers to be accountable and enables them to usher in an age of sustainability for future generations.

Title:Hope for a Heated Planet: How Americans Are Fighting Global Warming and Building a Better FutureFormat:HardcoverDimensions:264 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.98 inPublished:December 2, 2008Publisher:Rutgers University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0813544114

ISBN - 13:9780813544113

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"This work is intended to be read by everyone, and Musil hopes that it will inspire citizens to take action to reduce global warming. Throughout the book, Musil remains positive and optimistic about the future of the planet and avoids 'gloom and doom' warnings about our overheated future. Instead, he provides practical illustrations of how people can reduce their carbon emissions and help save the planet. Detailed chapter notes and a very complete index make this a very useful book to keep as a reference. Highly recommended."