Coverart for item
The Resource Leave it in the ground : the politics of coal and climate, John C. Berg

Leave it in the ground : the politics of coal and climate, John C. Berg

Label
Leave it in the ground : the politics of coal and climate
Title
Leave it in the ground
Title remainder
the politics of coal and climate
Statement of responsibility
John C. Berg
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Coal provided the energy to build modern civilization. This energy source raised standards of living, multiplied the earth's population, and enabled people in developed countries to enjoy leisure time. Today, we know that if we burn all the coal available, climate change will continue to increase. But the use of coal isn't purely an environmental issue; there are also political and economic forces at play. This book examines the politics and environmental impact of coal production and distribution, presenting a clear point of view--that we must shift away from coal use--backed by hard data and supplying specific prescriptions for opposing and regulating the coal industry. Author John C. Berg explains how ending the burning of coal (and of oil and natural gas) is a political problem rather than a technical one; explodes the "clean coal" myth, providing scientific documentation of how burning coal emits more greenhouse gases per unit of energy than any other fuel; and describes how controlling coal use in the United States will also serve to restore the possibility of a meaningful international climate agreement. Additionally, readers will understand the critical importance of activism--from local to international--in spurring government regulation to control the coal industry, which can only be defeated politically." --
Assigning source
Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Berg, John C
Dewey number
363.738/745610973
Index
index present
LC call number
HD9546
LC item number
.B47 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Coal trade
  • Coal trade
  • Coal mines and mining
  • Energy policy
  • Coal mines and mining
  • Coal trade
  • Coal trade
  • Energy policy
  • United States
Label
Leave it in the ground : the politics of coal and climate, John C. Berg
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 141-188) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The political history of coal -- Coal and air pollution -- The science of coal and climate -- Can we live with coal? : Can we live without it? -- The international politics of coal -- Coal and climate in the obama administration -- From President Trump to the future
Control code
1104908899
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 198 pages
Isbn
9781440839146
Lccn
2019014080
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40029447621
System control number
(OCoLC)1104908899
Label
Leave it in the ground : the politics of coal and climate, John C. Berg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 141-188) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The political history of coal -- Coal and air pollution -- The science of coal and climate -- Can we live with coal? : Can we live without it? -- The international politics of coal -- Coal and climate in the obama administration -- From President Trump to the future
Control code
1104908899
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 198 pages
Isbn
9781440839146
Lccn
2019014080
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40029447621
System control number
(OCoLC)1104908899

Library Locations

    • Ellis LibraryBorrow it
      1020 Lowry Street, Columbia, MO, 65201, US
      38.944491 -92.326012
Processing Feedback ...