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Fools Rule by William Marsden

Finalist for The Mavis Gallant Prize for Non-Fiction in 2012

Fools

Kyoto, 1997. Montreal, 2005. Copenhagen, 2009. Cancun, 2010. In Fools Rule, Marsden illustrates how inefficient and short-sighted political negotiations have become despite mounting scientific evidence that immediate action is essential to curb the effects of climate change. International climate change summits are now widely monitored events, attended by state leaders and crowded with journalists; yet somehow they have never been less productive. Treaties and action plans are smothered by economic self-interest, diplomatic errors and every nation’s hungry scramble for its share of the remaining atmospheric space.

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English

Non-Fiction

Inside the failed politics of climate change

2011

978-0-307-39824-6

Alfred A. Knopf

Toronto

2011

307

hardcover