|A FREE Lecture by Ross Gelbspan:
Rewiring the World with Clean Energy: One Response to Nature's Challenge
April 19, 2006 at 5:00pm in 10-250.
Author Ross Gelbspan gives a talk on global climate change -- in particular, he explains the problems involved and offers a set of three macro-level, global-scale policy solutions to the challenge, as described in his book
Boiling Point: How Politicians, Big Oil and Coal, Journalists, and Activists are Fueling the Climate Crisis -- and What We Can Do to Avert Disaster. Join us for a question-and-answer session after his presentation.
Ross Gelbspan is a retired editor and reporter with The Philadelphia Bulletin, The Washington Post and The Boston Globe. At the Globe he conceived, directed and edited a series of articles that won a Pulitzer Prize in 1984. In 1998, he published The Heat Is On: The Climate Crisis, The Cover-Up, The Prescription. The book received a good deal of attention when President Clinton told the press he was reading it. That year, Gelbspan and Dr. Paul Epstein convened a group of energy company presidents, economists and energy policy experts to refine a set of three interactive "macro-level" policy strategies to address the climate crisis. Those ideas formed the core of Gelbspan's latest book, Boiling Point: How Politicians, Big Oil and Coal, Journalists, and Activists are Fueling the Climate Crisis -- and What We Can Do to Avert Disaster, which was published in 2004. The book received the lead review in the New York Times Sunday Book Review, which was written by former Vice President Al Gore. It was also honored as one of the best science books of 2004 by Discover Magazine. The "strategy solutions" spelled out in Boiling Point have been endorsed by a number of developing country NGOs. [motherjones.com]