Cooling a Fevered Planet: An Information-Packed Picture Book for Grownups
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Cooling a Fevered Planet is a lively, irreverent, and information-packed picture book for grownups. It shows how to break through the political bottlenecks preventing us from solving the climate crisis, as part of tackling diverse issues.
Cooling a Fevered Planet draws a path for the 99%, and for the planet we live on, to escape the crushing weight of the 1%.
Technical replacements for today's polluting processes exist now, and are often less expensive than conventional practices.
That money-saving options are overlooked will surprise nobody who has day-to-day business experience. It is not news that modern corporations will step over a dollar to pick up a dime. The social and structural causes of this tendency and the role inequality and injustice play in creating this kind of waste are less well known.
Discussion of social waste in Cooling a Fevered Planet spans subjects ranging from the gallant failed labor campaign led by Walter Reuther and aided by Buckminster Fuller for peacetime conversion of war industry after WW II, to paths not taken in early business computing, to a decades-long fight in the lettuce fields of California, to today's wars in the Middle East.
The Dymaxion car never got past the prototype stage. Light rail exists all over the world; but most nations build far less than needed to meet demand.
This book uses pictures and simple language to discuss peer reviewed studies, known policy solutions, and the politics of winning positive change.