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The Age of Global Warming

Global warming defines our age. Understanding it in the context of the history of ideas offers a mirror to our times…

The Age of Global Warming answers these questions and more:

  • Why nineteenth-century predictions of eco-doom, which turned out to be wrong, are still believed
  • How the First Environmental Wave came crashing down during the economic crisis of the 70s
  • Why, amid renewed economic growth in the 80s, a Second Wave emerged – global warming finding an unlikely political champion in Margaret Thatcher as a result
  • How science became the spear-carrier of the environmental movement and global warming its most powerful argument
  • Why politics came to settle the science in the 90s, the world’s governments agreeing to the UN climate change convention at the Rio Earth Summit – and why the developing world’s opposition resulted in an unprecedented humiliation for the West at the Copenhagen climate summit in 2009

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  1. James Delingpole

    ‘A total masterpiece’

  2. Jon Snow

    ‘This is a brilliant piece of work that every climate change negotiator should have in his front pocket’

  3. The Mail on Sunday

    Beautifully written, and imbued with a tinge of mordant humour, this book is a tour de fource

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