Award-winning journalist Eric Pooley will discuss and sign copies of his new book “The Climate War: True Believers, Power Brokers, and the Fight to Save the Earth” Saturday, Aug. 14 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the Owl & Turtle Bookshop, 32 Washington St.

In “The Climate War,” Pooley delivers an engrossing blow-by-blow description of the political and economic battle over climate change and gives a revealing look at the power players on both sides of the struggle. This environmental battle, the one all eyes should be on, is now raging in America from Capitol Hill to K Street; from corporate C-suites to Madison Avenue; and from the offices of the big-time environmental groups to camps of scruffy activists who chain themselves to the bulldozers at coal-fired power plants. “The Climate War” demonstrates how the battle for our planetary existence hinges on a fight over the almighty dollar.

Pooley is the deputy editor of Bloomberg Businessweek, the former managing editor of Fortune and the former national editor, chief political correspondent and White House correspondent for Time. His political and business expertise informs this narrative as he explains both the progress and the obstacles in the struggle to cap global warming pollution. In the three years he researched this book, Pooley had unprecedented access to Al Gore and his Alliance for Climate Protection; the climate policy experts at the Environmental Defense Fund; the enlightened corporate leaders of the U.S. Climate Action Partnership; and a range of elite scientists, grassroots activists, powerful legislators from both parties; and members of the Obama Administration.

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