Losing Earth: The Decade We Could Have Stopped Climate Change

Author(s) : Nathaniel Rich

Losing Earth: The Decade We Could Have Stopped Climate Change

Book Details

  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Published : January 2020
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 256
  • Category :
    Environmental Studies
  • Category 2 :
    Climate Politics
  • Catalogue No : 96361
  • ISBN 13 : 9781529015843
  • ISBN 10 : 1529015847
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By 1979, we knew all that we know now about the science of climate change - what was happening, why it was happening, and how to stop it. Over the next ten years, we had the very real opportunity to stop it. Obviously, we failed. Nathaniel Rich tells the essential story of why and how, thanks to the actions of politicians and businessmen, that failure came about. It is crucial to an understanding of where we are today.

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"Rich's" gripping, depressing, revelatory book makes it clear that not only is climate change a tragedy, but that it is also a crime - a thing that bad people knowingly made worse, for their personal gain" ― John Lanchester, New York Times

"The excellent and appalling Losing Earth by Nathaniel Rich describes how close we came in the 70s to dealing with the causes of global warming and how US big business & Reaganite politicians in the 80s ensured it didn’t happen. Read it" - John Simpson

About the Author(s)

Nathaniel Rich is the author of the novels Odds Against Tomorrow and The Mayor’s Tongue. His short fiction has appeared in McSweeney’s, The Virginia Quarterly Review, and VICE, among other publications. He is a writer at large for The New York Times Magazine and a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books and The Atlantic. Rich lives with his wife and son in New Orleans.

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