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The size of the: 520 KB
Edition: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Date of issue: April 15th 2010
ISBN: 0618990615
The author of the book: Jeff Goodell
Language: English
Format files: PDF
ISBN 13: 9780618990610

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Right now, a group of scientists is working on ways to minimize the catastrophic impact of global warming. But they’re not designing hybrids or fuel cells or wind turbines. They’re trying to lower the temperature of the entire planet. And they’re doing it with huge contraptions that suck CO2 from the air, machines that brighten clouds and deflect sunlight away from the earth, even artificial volcanoes that spray heat-reflecting particles into the atmosphere.

This is the radical and controversial world of geoengineering, which only five years ago was considered to be "fringe." But as Jeff Goodell points out, the economic crisis, combined with global political realities, is making these ideas look sane, even inspired. 

Goodell himself started out as a skeptic, concerned about tinkering with the planet’s thermostat. We can’t even predict next week’s weather, so how are we going to change the temperature of whole regions? What if a wealthy entrepreneur shoots particles into the stratosphere on his own? Who gets blamed if something goes terribly wrong? And perhaps most disturbing, what about wars waged with climate control as the primary weapon? There are certainly risks, but Goodell believes the alternatives could be worse. In the end, he persuades us that geoengineering may just be our last best hope—a Plan B for the environment. His compelling tale of scientific hubris and technical daring is sure to jump-start the next big debate about the future of life on earth.

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Ebook How to Cool the Planet: Geoengineering and the Audacious Quest to Fix Earth's Climate read Online! Jeff Goodell's latest book is How to Cool the Planet: Geoengineering and the Audacious Quest to Fix Earth's Climate, published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in 2010.

His previous book, Big Coal: The Dirty Secret Behind America's Energy Future, was chosen as one of the best nonfiction books of 2006 by Kirkus Reviews. The New York Times called it, “a compelling indictment of one of the country’s biggest, most powerful and most antiquated industries…well-written, timely, and powerful.”

Goodell is the author of three other books, including Sunnyvale, a memoir about growing up in Silicon Valley that was selected as a New York Times Notable Book. Our Story, an account of the nine miners trapped in a Pennsylvania coal mine, was a New York Times bestseller. He is a Contributing Editor at Rolling Stone, and his work has appeared in many publications, including The New Republic, The Washington Post, The New York Times Magazine, and Wired.




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