From the book jacket:
brilliant examination of the most challenging
environmental and political crisis this civilization has
ever faced; Gelbspan shows not only the seriousness of
climate disruption, but also how it could be deflected
at huge savings to the public.
To see that global warming is effecting
our weather patterns, look at the insurance industry.
During the 1980s insurance companies in the USA lost an
average of $2 billion a year to weather extremes, but
this rose to an average of $12 billion a year in the
Beyond the Book
"We are all adrift in the
same boat. And there is no way half the boat is
going to sink."
Raul Estrada Oyuela, Argentine climate negotiator,
Kyoto, Japan, December 1997.