Author(s): Geoffrey Maslen
NASA recently released data showing that the planet has just seen seven straight months of not just record-breaking, but record-shattering heat, and 2016 will likely be the largest increase in global temperature a single year has ever seen. An increasing number of climate change scientists now fear that our situation is already so serious, and so many self-reinforcing feedback loops are already in play, that we are in the process of causing our own extinction. But if it is agreed that climate change mitigation is essential, why does it not happen? How did we lose the battle for serious global progress and citizen activism on this most crucial issue? Author Geoffrey Maslen argues that the key to addressing climate change is political change - breaking the deadlock of corporate power, particularly the interests of the fossil fuel industry and powerful pro-business states. No economic, social and technological solution is possible without it. In this searing account, scientist and journalist Geoffrey Maslen examines the critical state our planet is in, and how successive governments are responsible in their refusal to stand up to global corporates and vested interests.Too Late: How We Lost The Battle With Climate Change is a call to arms for the people to take action, demand their governments are held to account and begin the crucial and difficult steps that are needed to save the planet from extinction.
Geoffrey Maslen is a former industrial chemist, a teacher and lecturer in maths and science and a journalist for some 40 years. Geoffrey was education editor at TheAge newspaper for 12 years and edited and wrote on education for a range of international publications including the US Chronicle of Higher Education, the London Times Higher Education and Times Education supplements, and the South China Morning Post. He was also founding editor of the global online University World News. Geoffrey has written eight previous books largely on education. He is author of the forthcoming book, An Uncertain Future: Australian Birdlife in Danger.