Eric Pooley on the Climate War

Monday, June 14, 2010

Eric Pooley, deputy editor of Bloomberg BusinessWeek, introduces us to the players and politics behind the battle over capping global warming pollution. In The Climate War: True Believers, Power Brokers, and the Fight to Save the Earth he looks at the powerful interests fighting the carbon cap and how they’ve succeeded in denying climate change and delaying any possible solutions.

Event: Eric Pooley will be speaking and signing books
Tuesday, June 15, at 7:00 pm
Barnes & Noble, Upper West Side
2289 Broadway, at 82nd Street


Eric Pooley

Comments [5]

Charles Beward from New York Cty

Pooley pooled global warming with the supposed dangers of secondhand smoke, as though they were comparable and both proven. But the two are NOT comparable. If secondhand smoke is such a menace, then why did Dr. Elizabeth Whelan at the time the New York city ban went into effect say that, "There is no simply no convincing evidence linking secondhand smoke to lung cancer and heart disease. Ms. Whelan, incidentally, is president of the American Council on Science and Health, speaks for her Council of 380 scientists as well as herself, is a world-class epidemiologist (Harvard/Yale), and, moreover, is an ANTI-TOBACCO CRUSADER. So does Pooley have any idea what he's talking about or is he simply reciting his lessons? And why didn't Mr. Lopate take him up on that?

Jun. 14 2010 02:22 PM
John Weber from Jersey Shore

Those concerns with offshore oil drilling should attend this event on June 26th which has the potential to change the course of climate history in this country.

Jun. 14 2010 01:06 PM
amalgam from Manhattan by day, NJ by night

Plus the amount of water necessary for carbon capture and the potential water contamination is a relatively unmentioned problem with this technology.

Jun. 14 2010 12:38 PM
amalgam from Manhattan by day, NJ by night

Does the guest think that a winning argument for cap-and-trade scheme here in the USA means one that expands to shows the negative externalities and the unpaid for costs of fossil fuel use (carbon-based), in general, and not just one that highlights GHG emissions?

Jun. 14 2010 12:29 PM
Tom Artin from NY

Please ask your guest to discuss the skepticism of Freeman Dyson of Princeton.

Jun. 14 2010 12:16 PM

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