The Booming Business of Global Warming

Book - 2014
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"An investigation into how entrepreneurial people and institutions around the globe are cashing in on the new world being created by global warming--and who will pay the price for it"-- Provided by publisher
Publisher: New York : The Penguin Press, 2014
ISBN: 9781594204012
Branch Call Number: 363.7387 Funk 2014
Characteristics: 310 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Wind fall


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Oct 24, 2017

There are quite a few books out there that follow the theme of how the corporate world is profiting from climate change. This is a good one. I probably wouldn’t have read it as an ordinary book, as it’s a bit dry and too detailed ain parts. But listening tit on audio while driving my car (and contributing to climate change!) I found it well-researched, very interesting.

Aug 05, 2017

This is probably the most terrifying book I've read in a very long time. If only half of the scenarios that Funk has set forth become realities (and the extent of his research suggests they will) none of us in the "western"world need worry about terrorists destroying our vital infrastructure or North Korea triggering WW3. Before any of that happens, we will have destroyed much of our world and/or rendered much of it unlivable, without any help from "failed states" or jihadists; and a few wildcatters, hedge fund operators, warlords and private for-hire militias will have gotten fabulously rich. One need only read 2 short chapters in the middle of this book, describing not what MAY happen but what is actually going on right NIOW in places like California and Australia to be convinced. As owner of a $1M+ home near San Diego, consider for a moment an offer from a mobile firefighting outfit to priority protect YOUR home against the next wildfires: $35,000 (financing available) and only $1600 per year thereafter. And then read Chapter 6 describing how water runs "uphill to money" and try to pretend you're not scared about the future!


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