Title: Carbon Club, The
Author: WILKINSON MARIAN
Publication date: 01/09/2020
Imprint: ALLEN & UNWIN
Publishing status: Active
How a network of influential climate sceptics, politicians and business leaders fought to control Australia’s climate policy.
As the climate crisis threatens more extreme bushfire seasons, droughts and floods, many Australians are demanding their leaders explain, ‘Why didn’t you do something?’ This book answers that question.
The Carbon Club is the story of how influential climate science sceptics, politicians and business leaders sought to control Australia’s response to the climate crisis. They shared a fear that dealing with climate change would undermine the nation’s wealth, jobs and competitive advantage – and the power of the carbon club.
Central to their strategy was an international campaign to undermine climate science and the urgency of climate crisis. The more the climate science was questioned, the more politicians lost the imperative to act. The sustained success of the carbon club over two decades explains why Australian governments failed to deal with the challenge of climate change. But at what cost to us and the next generation?
One of Australia’s most respected investigative journalists, Marian Wilkinson has tracked the rise and rise of the Australia’s carbon club in brilliant detail with extraordinary access to key players on all sides. The result is a book that is both essential and disturbing reading.
Dimension: 234mm X 153mm