Thursday 27th October 2016                 Change text size:

Seismic headlines from the ongoing Carbon War


Jeremy Leggett is in the Bay Area, San Francisco, talking to clean-energy companies, investors, regulators, foundations and NGOs. He writes;” While I have been out here, the pace of the unfolding climate-and-energy drama has been at its fastest yet:

– “Fossil fuel companies risk plague of ‘asbestos’ lawsuits as tide turns on climate change.”

– “Paris climate deal to ignite a $90 trillion energy revolution”.

– “The old fossil order is on borrowed time as China and even India join the drive for dramatic cuts in CO2 emissions.”

– “It (the Paris climate deal) is unstoppable. No amount of lobbying is going to change the direction.”

“These are just a few of the seismic headlines and quotes this month. The “unstoppable” one is from the UN!

“I have really enjoyed writing about the experiences I am having in California in global context this weekend – and the visit isn’t over yet! I hope you will enjoy it too. The free download of the latest edition is here.”

Tom Carnac, Senior Advisor To The Executive Secretary Of The UNFCCC: “If you are interested in @COP21 and are not reading Winning the Carbon War by @JeremyLeggett you should be.”

Jeremy continues: “You can also pre-order the finished book now, and have it delivered in January. (The last scene will be the last night of the Paris climate summit, a pivot point in the history of civilisation – in the right direction we must hope!).

“My colleagues at SolarAid have prepared a Christmas offer, so that you can buy a copy or copies (with all profits going to SolarAid) for which you will receive an e-card to present to your friends and family at Christmas explaining what you have bought them and that their book will be delivered early in the new year (if it is a present).

“That said, I do appreciate how many good causes there are to support at Christmas, so worry not if you are focusing your giving elsewhere.”

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