Help spread the word on “Straight Up” review: “If you want to be culturally literate about climate change, there are two books that you must read.”

Here’s something you can do to help spread the word about the book and the blog:  Send out an email.  I have some text below that you can make use of, but ideally you’d explain in your own words why you read the blog and why someone should buy the book.


The review on the popular website says Straight Up is the “most scientifically well-informed book on the scope of and solutions to the problem of climate change there is.”

Christopher Mims writes the “two books that you must read” to be “culturally literate about climate change” are Mark Lynas’s Six Degrees and Straight Up.

I could use your help getting out the word on the book.  Here’s some material for an email:

“The Web’s most influential climate-change blogger” and “Hero of the Environment 2009” “”Time Magazine

“I trust Joe Romm on climate.”   “” Paul Krugman, New York Times

“America’s fiercest climate-change activist-blogger,” and one of “The 100 People Who Are Changing America”  “” Rolling Stone

“One of the most influential energy and environmental policy makers in the Obama era” “” U.S. News & World Report

“The indispensable blog” “”Thomas Friedman, New York Times

It’s the 40th anniversary of Earth Day.  With a bipartisan group of senators led by Lindsey Graham (R-SC) releasing their long-awaited climate and clean energy bill, the stage is set for the most important environmental debate of our time. Joe Romm, a climate expert, physicist, and former Department of Energy official, puts the core issues of this debate in perspective with his blog, a project of the Center for American Progress Action Fund.

Now, he has compiled the best 1% of his more than 4,000 blog posts with his new book, Straight Up: America’s Fiercest Climate Blogger Takes on the Status Quo Media, Politicians, and Clean Energy Solutions .

Nature recently editorialized that: “Scientists must now emphasize the science, while acknowledging that they are in a street fight.”  Van Jones says, “Straight Up is the war fighters manual for this coming carbon battle. If you want to be equipped to fight, you need this book.”

Al Gore just tweeted:  “Joe Romm has an important new book out. I recommend it.”

With Straight Up, Romm cuts through the crap, presenting the truth about clean energy, climate impacts, and global warming politics, written in a style everyone can understand.

While Romm “confronts the toughest of truths” at, he provides insight, unparalleled science, and a definitive voice on the issue of climate change while offering concrete solutions. Straight Up offers a way forward for us all to save a livable climate.

Get your copy of Straight Up today at Amazon.


3 Responses to Help spread the word on “Straight Up”

  1. Count Kata Loukan says:

    [snip] It is a waste of paper. It is selling poorly as expected. [snip]

    [JR: Actually, it has already done far better than any of my previous books on Amazon. But thanks for dropping by with your conserva-bot preprogrammed talking points! Don’t come back soon.]

  2. Leif says:

    Joe stated clearly the reason he did not use footnotes, etc. as it is all here for the checking. Count, which I am quiet sure is self appointed, you have had your opportunity for attention, feel free to return. Bring rational thought next time.

  3. Leif says:

    Joe, basically I like your new “comment” format and it is taking a bit of getting use to it. I find myself trying to construct my comments with catcher first impressions and it would probably have been best to let sleeping dogs lie in this case as the “Count” was about to drop off into the ether. So it goes. I was just tired of looking at him getting front page exposure. The best laid plans of mice and men…

    [JR: I missed Count, so your comment alerted me. Honestly, I’m not certain why some people bother coming to just peddle such nonsense. And you know, commenters should not “bury the lede” any more than post writers do.

    Maybe I should do separate comments, rather than inserted ones.]