A journalist who has been covering climate change since the 1980s explains how and why we have arrived at our current dire pass, arguing that the same forces that have confused the public's mind and slowed the policy response are poised to pivot with astonishing speed, as long-term risks have become present-day realities and the cliff's edge is now within view.
In his urgent new book...journalist Eugene Linden gravely explains why the world has failed to stop the ongoing catastrophe of climate change ... Although this is a deeply serious subject, there is still much to be hopeful about, and Linden ends Fire and Flood on a positive note ... If you’ve ever wondered how we got here, this sobering and accessible history deftly outlines government failures, missed opportunities and the steps we can take to turn the tide.
It hurts to read...this book and yet this in-depth, expertly researched, but eminently readable title should be on every person’s bookshelf. Linden combines his analysis with solutions as to where humanity should and may go, and those solutions should surprise, enrage, and enlighten readers ... Of the many books written on climate change and how humanity has gotten to where it is and where it needs to go, this is one of the most essential.