Here is the book that exposes the true status of the world's energy supplies, revealing both the scale of the disaster looming over our planet, and the action each and every one of us must take - right now - if we are to stand a chance of averting it. No previous book on the oil trade has had such unprecedented access to the boardrooms of the mightiest oil companies, or such insider knowledge of geology and engineering. And none has made such a persuasive and inspiringcall for immediate individual action.
Jeremy Leggett taught earth sciences at Imperial College London, and worked as a new-oilfields consultant for Shell, before in 1989 joining Greenpeace as Chief Scientist. He is now CEO of Solarcentury, the UK's leading solar energy company, a member of the UK government's Renewables Advisory Board, and director of the world's first investment fund in renewable energy. He is also the author of The Carbon War, a regular blogger for the Guardian and a columnist in Sublime.