Front Cover

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Title Page, Copyright, Dedication, About the Edition

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pp. i-vi

Table of Contents

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pp. vii-x

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The Accidental Experiment

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pp. 1-12

...the earth as a laboratory in which we have tinkered with the forces of nature. From taming fire and harnessing wind to developing antibiotics, the results have often advanced civilization. Yet for the past two centuries, we have been conducting...

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The Good News of Damnation

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pp. 13-23

...of dollars in military expenditures, a sustained combination of toughness and prudence as well as the indispensable element of luck to hold at bay the specter of a thermonuclear holocaust. The planet survived because the leaders responsible...

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Three Presidents and a Process

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pp. 24-45

...The answer is easy: slow, stop, and then reverse the rate at which we—all 6.8 billion of us—are emitting greenhouse gases. What sort of deal will it take to accomplish that goal, and who should broker it? For twenty years, the answer...

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Coalitions of the Willing

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pp. 46-57

...put energy and climate at the top of his list of domestic priorities, above health care and education. He promised to implement a comprehensive (or “economywide”) cap-and-trade program, reduce greenhouse gas emissions 83 percent...

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A Useful Disappointment

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pp. 58-75

...What actually happened in Copenhagen during the twelve days in the second and third weeks of December 2009 was a potential turning point. In dashing unrealistic hopes, the conference provided an incentive to fix, or at least improve...

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The Big Four

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pp. 76-94

...Moreover, the Big Four bridge the divide consecrated by the Berlin Mandate. The United States and the European Union clearly lead the developed world, with a combined population of over 800 million people, a combined GDP...

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The Shadow of the Future

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pp. 95-118

...of global warming, he must succeed as a national leader. During his first term, his effort to work with both parties in both houses of Congress to pass comprehensive climate and energy legislation has been stymied, leaving him to make as much as he can out of progress on investment in clean energy...

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Acknowledgments

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pp. 119-124

...advice of scholars from all five Brookings research programs as well as from several of our trustees. That is appropriate since the Institution has designated the subject of climate change and energy an All-Brookings Priority. Special thanks to colleagues...

Notes

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pp. 125-136

Index

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pp. 137-144

Back Cover

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