Buy my new book, Straight Up

Straight Up FrontMy new book is now In Stock at, so you can buy it today (click here).  You know you want to after getting all these Climate Progress posts for free for so long.

And if you have already bought a copy (thank you very much), buy one for a friend.  Or a frenemy!

The journal Nature editorialized in March: “Scientists must now emphasize the science, while acknowledging that they are in a street fight.”  Say what you will about Climate Progress, I figured that out a few years before Nature.

The timing couldn’t be better for Straight Up:  America’s Fiercest Climate Blogger Takes on the Status Quo Media, Politicians, and Clean Energy Solutions.  It’s the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, and Graham, Kerry, and Lieberman are going to introduce their bipartisan climate and clean energy jobs bill a week from today.

The bill will tee off the most important environmental and energy debate of our time.  In the book, I put the core issues of the debate “” climate science, clean energy solutions, and environmental politics “” in perspective.  Here’s the back jacket:

Straight Up Back

The book is the best 1% of my more than 4000 blog posts — arranged thematically. And I did take many of your suggestions (see “What is your favorite Climate Progress post?“).  Here’s the table of contents:

Table of Contents:

Why I Blog
The Status Quo Media
Uncharacteristically Blunt Scientists
The Clean Energy Solution
Peak Oil? Consider It Solved
The Clean Energy New Deal
The Bush-Cheney Reign of Error
The Right-Wing Disinformation Machine
Diagnosing Someone with Anti-Scientific Syndrome (ASS)
Why Are Progressives So Lousy at Messaging?
Is the Global Economy a Ponzi Scheme?

Plus there’s an Afterword that discusses Copenhagen and frames the forthcoming Senate debate.

So do order it on (click here).

This post is meant to be the “medium sell.”  In a day or two, I’ll have one more favor to ask of readers.

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14 Responses to Buy my new book, Straight Up

  1. ATHiker says:

    What about a Kindle or other eBook ver?

  2. Jon says:

    Can’t wait to read this. You’re the man, Joe!

  3. Bill W says:

    Joe, I’m with ATHiker. Your audience cares about the environment. We don’t want to buy a “dead trees” edition. Give us bits and bytes.

  4. Jobst says:

    I would really like to read the book — but of course not on climate-killing paper but on my e-book reader. Why is it not available as a Kindle edition, for example?

  5. ChicagoMike says:

    Congrats on the book release, Joe! I think an audiobook or podcast version would also be well received.

  6. I already ordered my copy but via and last I heard I’ll get it sometime between May 4 and 11. I’m sure it will be worth the wait, though!

  7. Susanne Day says:

    Congrats Uncle!! See you soon : )

  8. a very useful volume, and congrats on getting it out there

  9. Joe says:

    E-book is coming!

  10. Will have to wait till May 14th here in the UK for my copy.

    Naomi Oreskes book estimated early June.

  11. Joe @9: “E-book is coming!”

    Woot! My DX is ready!

  12. Russ H says:

    Well I’ve just pre-ordered it on, I hope it is a good read and not just USA orientated!! :)

  13. Lulu DeSevilla says:

    I’d love to buy your book. But the bank won’t loan me the money for it because it’s “green”. Guess I’ll have to wait until someone recycles it.

  14. PeterW says:

    Hi Joe, You should post Al Gore’s blog post on your book. It’s quite a good one.