Leave It in the Ground: The Politics of Coal and Climate

by
John C. Bergauthor

John C. Berg is professor of government and director of environmental studies at Suffolk University.

Leave It in the Ground: The Politics of Coal and Climate

20190831

Praeger

Pages 208
Topics Activism;Clean Air Act;"Clean Coal";Exploitation of Mining Labor;Greenhouse Gas Emissions;Kyoto Protocol;Regulation of Coal;Smog and Acid Rain;Politics, Law, and Government;Environment

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Leave It in the Ground: The Politics of Coal and Climate

Author(s): Berg, John;
Contributors: Berg, John;
Abstract:

Employing scientific explanations and hard data, this book shows why coal is such a problem, how the pro-coal forces got to be so powerful, and how those forces might be defeated through political activism.


• Examines scientific data to provide a clear explanation—in layman's terms—of the relation of coal to climate change

• Illustrates how activism can lead to meaningful government policy change

• Provides non-expert readers with a clear understanding of the political issues surrounding coal mining and coal burning as well as the domestic and international politics of coal and climate

• Shows the interconnection of coal's role in labor exploitation, the environmental destruction of Appalachia and other coal areas, and the acceleration of climate change

SortTitle: leave it in the ground: the politics of coal and climate
Keyword(s): Activism; Clean Air Act; "Clean Coal"; Exploitation of Mining Labor; Greenhouse Gas Emissions; Kyoto Protocol; Regulation of Coal; Smog and Acid Rain; Politics, Law, and Government; Environment
Author Info:
John C. Bergauthor

John C. Berg is professor of government and director of environmental studies at Suffolk University.

eISBN-13: 9781440839153
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Print ISBN-13: 9781440839146
Imprint: Praeger
Pages: 208
Publication Date: 20190831