The New Climate War: the fight to take back our planet (Paperback)Michael E. Mann (author)
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Highlighting the shameful record on pollution of corporate monoliths and right-wing populists, Mann calls for an effective movement to redress the balance between individuals and businesses in the ongoing campaign to end climate change.
Shortlisted for the Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award 2021
Longlisted for the Wainwright Prize for Writing on Global Conservation 2021
Recycle. Fly less. Eat less meat. These are some of the ways that we've been told we can save the planet. But are individuals really to blame for the climate crisis?
Seventy-one per cent of global emissions come from the same hundred companies, but fossil-fuel companies have taken no responsibility themselves. Instead, they have waged a thirty-year campaign to blame individuals for climate change. The result has been disastrous for our planet.
In The New Climate War, renowned scientist Michael E. 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 petro-states - and outlines a plan for forcing our governments and corporations to wake up and make real change.
Publisher: Scribe Publications
Number of pages: 368
Dimensions: 234 x 153 x 26 mm
'Fossil fuel companies have, for decades longer than I have been alive, been the largest contributors to the climate crisis that affects my generation today - all in pursuit of profits and growth. In The New Climate War, Michael Mann holds them to account, and shows us how we can take the bold steps we must all take together to win the battle to save this planet.' - Greta Thunberg
'The main focus of Mann's book is a call to arms in the new war against "inactivists" who are using new tactics of "deception, distraction and delay" to prevent the phase-out of fossil fuels. Mann is a robust character ... Mann does not pull his punches, but his aim is usually strong and true. This book will no doubt prove controversial for some climate campaigners, as well as the deniers, but I hope it will be read by everybody who is engaged in making the case for action.' - Bob Ward, The Observer
'Mann is the genuine article ... his prose rattles along, entertaining and horrifying us in equal measure as he exposes scientists, politicians, the conservative media and other supposed experts who have slowed climate action by caring more about the interests of big industry.' - Philippa Nuttall Jones, The New Statesman
'Mann's call to get serious about climate change couldn't be more timely.' - Richard Schiffman, The New Scientist
'The New Climate War is a punchy, provocative, informed ... deeply personal take on the crisis, by a respected voice in the climate science and communications field.' - John Gibbons, The Irish Times
'A strategic, wide-ranging overview of humanity's present predicament and an exploration of possible pathways out of it.' - Jonathan Watts, The Guardian
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