Author(s): Ross Gelbspan
From a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, a shocking expose of the forces that perpetuate the crisis of global warming - with a prescription for saving the planet In Boiling Point, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ross Gelbspan argues that, unchecked, climate change will swamp every other issue facing us today. Indeed, what began as an initial response of many institutions - denial and delay - has now grown into a crime against humanity. Gelbspan's previous book, The Heat is On, exposed the financing of climate-change skeptics by the oil and coal companies. In Boiling Point, he reveals exactly how the fossil fuel industry is directing the Bush administration's energy and climate policies - payback for helping Bush get elected. Even more surprisingly, Gelbspan points a finger at both the media and environmental activists for unwittingly worsening the crises. Finally, he offers a concrete plan for averting a full-blown climate catastrophe. According to Gelbspan, a proper approach to climate change could solve many other problems in our social, political and economic lives. It would dramatically reduce our reliance on oil, and with it our exposure to instability in the Middle East.