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The first book to offer a proven, fast, inexpensive, practical way to cut greenhouse gas emissions and prevent catastrophic climate change. As climate change quickly approaches a series of turning points that guarantee disastrous outcomes, a solution is hiding in plain sight. Several countries have already replaced fossil fuels with low-carbon energy sources, and done so rapidly, in one to two decades. By following their methods, we could decarbonize the global economy by midcentury, replacing fossil fuels even while world energy use continues to rise. But so far we have lacked the courage to really try. In this clear-sighted and compelling book, Joshua Goldstein and Staffan Qvist explain how clean energy quickly replaced fossil fuels in such places as Sweden, France, South Korea, and Ontario.

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Joshua S. Goldstein

Joshua S. Goldstein is professor emeritus at the School of International Service at American University, winner of the International Studies Association "Book of the Decade" award, among others, author of International Relations (10th edition) , and a research scholar at the University of Massachusetts. He lives in Amherst, Massachusetts. His book Winning the War on War (2011) , shows that despite the gory headlines the decade after 9/11 was the most peaceful worldwide in a century. His book The Wounds Within (2015) discusses veterans and PTSD. His 2019 book A Bright Future shows how to apply the successful model of Sweden and France to address climate change.

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