Rigorous, passionate and totally surprising, this book could change the world.
We know that climate change is happening. We know it could, if the worst predictions come true, destroy the conditions which make human life possible. Only one question is now worth asking: can it be stopped?
In Heat, George Monbiot shows that it can. It is now clear that we need a 90% cut in our emissions by 2030 to prevent runaway climate change from ravaging the planet. For the first time, this book explains how the cut could be achieved without bringing industrial civilisation to an end. Combining his unique knowledge of political campaigning and environmental science, Monbiot analyses the potential of energy efficiency, renewable resources, carbon burial, nuclear power and new transport and building systems to discover what works, what doesn?t, what costs the least and what needs to be done to make change happen.
He is not afraid to attack anyone ? friend or foe ? whose claims are false or whose figures have been fudged. His original, sometimes shocking programme shows that we can reconcile our demands for comfort and security with the survival of the biosphere. Heat also contains a new and astonishing exposure of the climate change denial industry. It turns out to have been founded not by the oil companies but by an entirely different enterprise.