In Hot, Mark Hertsgaard approaches global warming through the prism of a parent concerned about the world his little girl will inhabit by 2050. A disappointed Melody Wilson hoped to read more solid advice.
In his “call to arms” for environmental NGOs, Feng Yongfeng criticises the government and examines green groups’ inadequacies. But Wang Shengnan perceives a strongly held ideology and love of nature behind the author’s words.
In Merchants of Doubt, Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway expose the right-wing scientists hell-bent on destroying the cause of environmentalism. Robin McKie says they’ve written 2010’s best volume on science.