Buy my new book, Straight Up

My 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:

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:

INTRODUCTIONWhy I BlogCHAPTER 1The Status Quo MediaCHAPTER 2Uncharacteristically Blunt ScientistsCHAPTER 3The Clean Energy Solution CHAPTER 4Peak Oil? Consider It Solved CHAPTER 5The Clean Energy New Deal CHAPTER 6The Bush-Cheney Reign of ErrorCHAPTER 7The Right-Wing Disinformation Machine CHAPTER 8Diagnosing Someone with Anti-Scientific Syndrome (ASS) CHAPTER 9Why Are Progressives So Lousy at Messaging? CONCLUSIONIs 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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