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Book Talk: Fire and Flood by Eugene Linden

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April 7, 2022

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Last month the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a report finding that climate change is already causing widespread damage, with much worse to come in the decades ahead if emissions continue to climb. UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres called the report “a damning indictment of failed climate leadership.”
 
In the first paragraph of his new book Fire and Flood, award-winning journalist Eugene Linden echoes Secretary General Guterres, asking “What were the decisions, or lack thereof, the missed opportunities, the political failures that caused a technologically advanced civilization to continue to alter earth’s climate even as its leaders knew better?” Linden explores climate policy from 1979 to the present, recounting the growth in scientific understanding, political forces that shaped decision making, and more. Based on this history, he concludes with recommendations for “a livable future.” 
 
The Center on Global Energy Policy hosted Eugene Linden for a discussion on his new book, Fire and Flood, followed by a dialogue between Linden and CGEP Inaugural Fellow David Sandalow.

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