Isaac Asimov Explains The Carbon Tax

Thirty years ago Isaac Asimov together with Frederik Pohl explained […]

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March 6, 2014

Thirty years ago Isaac Asimov together with Frederik Pohl explained the need and benefits of taxing carbon dioxide emissions, to address climate change causing pollution.


Our Angry Earth: A Ticking Ecological Bomb, (1991) is a non-fiction book and polemic against the effects humankind is having on the environment by the science fiction writers Isaac Asimov and Frederik Pohl. In his last non-fiction book, Asimov co-writes with his long-time friend science fiction author Frederik Pohl, and deals with elements of the environmental crisis such as global warming and the destruction of the ozone layer.

It suggests monumental disasters are threatening to destroy humankind and argues that “it is too late to save our planet from harm”. The book has four sections: “The Background”, “The Problems”, “The Technocures” and “The Way to Go”. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Our_Angry_Earth

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5 Comments

  1. ClimateState March 6, 2014 at 11:39 pm - Reply
  2. Nathanael Newton March 7, 2014 at 6:32 am - Reply

    So sad that solutions have been so well presented for so long yet ignored..

  3. Maggie @ Coral Leeds March 7, 2014 at 5:42 pm - Reply

    Fascinating, but any good policy shouldn’t take this much explaining!

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