How to harness the great forces of capitalism to save the world from catastrophe.
The forecasts are grim and time is running out, but that's not the end of the story. In this book, Fred Krupp, longtime president of the Environmental Defense Fund, brings a stirring and hopeful call to arms: We can solve global warming. And in doing so we will build the new industries, jobs, and fortunes of the twenty-first century.
In Earth: The Sequel, listeners will encounter the bold innovators and investors who are reinventing energy and the ways we use it. Among them: a frontier impresario who keeps his ice hotel frozen all summer long with the energy of hot springs; a utility engineer who feeds smokestack gases from coal-fired plants to voracious algae, then turns them into fuel; and a tribe of Native Americans, fishermen in the roughest Pacific waters for 2,000 years, who are now harvesting the fierce power of the waves themselves.
These entrepreneurs are poised to remake the world's biggest business and save the planet-if America's political leaders give them a fair chance to compete.
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by Larry Bond
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"Fred Krup, president of the Environmental Defense Fund, and writer Marian Horn have a solution to defeat global warming and ultimately save the Earth as we know it. It's all presented here in a fascinating account of contemporary entrepreneurs who are taking matters into their own hands. Subjects include Native American fishermen who have managed to harness wind power and an ice hotel operator who keeps his building running all summer long through unconventional means. Narrator Dick Hill delivers a powerful blow against environmental decline with a spirited yet slightly underplayed performance that acts to inform first and to entertain second. The result gives listeners valuable insights into the current global threat and a means to save our planet. L.B. (c) AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine"
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