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Hardcover books on climate change

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

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
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