Thermageddon: Countdown to 2030
In 2000, Time magazine named Robert Hunter one of the 10 eco-heroes of the 20th century, recognizing him--along with the likes of Rachel Carson and ... Show synopsis In 2000, Time magazine named Robert Hunter one of the 10 eco-heroes of the 20th century, recognizing him--along with the likes of Rachel Carson and Jacques Cousteau--as a pioneer in ecological activism and a cofounder of Greenpeace. In this book, Hunter draws on the experience of a lifetime to argue that time is running out for the Earth. He and many respected scientists believe that all environmental lines will be crossed around the year 2030, when climate change will be so extreme as to be irreversible and Thermageddon may ensue. Reviewing the evidence amassed by scientists around the world and cogently analyzing the politics surrounding the issue of climate change, Hunter also underscores the role each of us plays in global warming by virtue of the way we live as "energy mammoths." Part apology, part record of environmental activism, part indictment of the Carbon Club of energy interests, THERMAGEDDON is also a stirring call for individuals and nations to change our climate-damaging habits. Hunter outlines why we should care about the future of our planet, and he shows how, if we act, we can stop our slide into catastrophe. -A dire warning about the potentially catastrophic environmental consequences of climate change and a galvanizing call to action. -In urgency and scope, comparable to Rachel Carson's Silent Spring, Jonathan Schell's The Fate of the Earth, and Al Gore's Earth in the Balance--all bestsellers. -Global warming is an issue that is not going away, and the Bush administration's schizophrenia on the subject will only help keep it in the news. -Publication coincides with Earth Day, April 22, 2003.