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Waking the Frog : Solutions for Our Climate Change Paralysis Hardcover – 22 May 2014


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"Provocative ... [Rand's] intellectual argument is compelling, and he raises questions well-worth considering." -- "Columbus Dispatch" --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Tom Rand is managing partner of the privately backed MaRS Cleantech Fund, and senior advisor to the MaRS Discovery District. Tom was a successful entrepreneur in the global telecommunications sector, and now focuses his efforts on carbon mitigation as a venture capitalist, author, and speaker. His first book, Kick the Fossil Fuel Habit, was shortlisted for the White Pine non-fiction award in 2012. He lives in Toronto, Ontario. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Fabulous book. Focused my thinking on the real roots ... 6 Mar. 2015
By Zeds - Published on Amazon.com
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Fabulous book. Focused my thinking on the real roots of the problem. Made me feel confident about what role I can play as we move quickly towards solutions.
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He critiques a libertarian view of free markets as unable to accept the change needed while realizing that market-based solution 19 Oct. 2014
By David Thatcher - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Tom Rand's work is a strong case for the kind of intervention needed to steer our country and our world away from climate catastrophe. He avoids being too technical as he argues for carbon pricing and the development alternative baseline power sources. The book is accessible and his solutions are practical and doable given that we have the will to work towards reducing global warming.
He critiques a libertarian view of free markets as unable to accept the change needed while realizing that market-based solutions are some of the best ways to achieve a low carbon future.
My major technical criticism of the book would be the complete lack of mention of EROI/EROEI. If getting away from carbon means that our combined EROI from all energy sources drops into the toilet (20 or less), that's not the kind of energy source that's going to power anything close to the economy we've got now. Only breeder reactors and coal plants with CCS fit the bill of environmentally friendly AND high EROI. And Fukushima just killed nuclear for another generation, so... we're back to coal.
This leads to my major policy criticism, that major initiatives called for my global warming experts ignore the fact that the majority of the world, and a significant portion of US citizenry, are already suffering economically and can't handle carbon being priced in at this point. Our current economy recovery is questionable, and it seems like the ones who are most calling for this kind of change sit in a socioeconomic stratum of our society that have economic room to give. Unlike many people I know. Heck, unlike me! And then you throw in the push for low EROI energy sources and it becomes the perfect storm for those struggling economically.
To be fair, Tom mentioned that there are potential social justice implications, but he declined to discuss them. Maybe he thought he would only have upper-middle class readers?
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