A former energy official under President Bill Clinton has released a new book
on global warming, calling on the country to address the issue by changing how
-- and which -- energy sources are consumed.
"Hell and High Water: Global Warming, the Solution and the Politics," by Joseph
Romm, Clinton's assistant secretary of energy for renewables and energy
efficiency, comes as global warming has received attention unseen before.
Congress, too, is starting to press the issue, while the debate over costs and
benefits is likely to play a major role.
In the book, Romm outlines strategies which he says can help avoid possible
global catastrophe. Included in his proposals are: creating more fuel efficient
cars through hybrid technology, constructing 1 million wind turbines and
capturing and storing the carbon dioxide from coal plants.
Speaking recently at the Center for American Progress, in Washington, Romm ...