National Geographic : 2009 Dec
KNOWING is only HALF the battle. Available wherever books are sold or visit shopng.com/contactsport "Why haven't we halted global warming in the de- cades since it became recognized as a major threat to human well-being? What should we do to halt it now? In this crystal-clear, moving, funny book, Stephen Schneider makes a highly complex subject understandable." ---JARED DIAMOND, author of Guns, Germs, and Steel and Collapse "Science as a Contact Sport unfolds the incredible true story of the struggle to understand the science and focus the world's attention on the climate crisis." ---AL GORE Author Stephen H. Schneider has been an expert adviser to officials in the Nixon, Carter, Reagan, Clinton, both Bush, and Obama administrations. He received a collective Nobel Peace Prize along with his colleagues on the Intergovenmental Panel on Climate Change and Al Gore in 2007. A RIVETING INSIDE ACCOUNT OF THE BRUISING BACKROOM BATTLES OF ENVIRON- MENTAL POLITICS BY ONE OF THE WORLD'S FOREMOST AUTHORITIES ON CLIMATE CHANGE. WITH A POSITIVE STRATEGY TO INSPIRE ACTION AND PRACTICAL IDEAS TO BOOST THE GREEN ECONOMY, THIS BOOK IS ESSENTIAL READING FOR WORLD LEADERS---AND GLOBAL CITIZENS---IN THE CRITICAL MONTHS AND YEARS AHEAD.