THE COMING ECLIPSE
The Triumph of Climate Mitigation Over Solar Revolution
Canberra: IGDS Books, August 2010
Available now from Amazon.com/books US $12.99
"By quantifying the dynamic costs of delaying the Solar Revolution, Professor Snooks underscores the enormous shortcomings of the static approach that is currently informing policy making in the climate change arena. This book makes a unique and essential contribution to the climate mitigation debate". Huw McKay, Senior International Economist, Westpac Bank
"The Coming Eclipse is a significant book, one that should be read by politicians, economists, business people, policymakers and citizens alike. Indeed, the world cannot afford not to apprehend what he has to say...
The Coming Eclipse should make policymakers (and anyone concerned with how to address anthropogenic climate change) rethink the sancity of current policies, whether those policies be carbon pricing and emissions trading mechanisms, carbon taxes or other forms of regulation. Snooks brings into question the validity of static analyses of the costs of dealing with climate change over time (in reports such as the Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change and the Garnaut Climate Change Review) by revealing the longrun dynamic costs involved. Snooks' espousal of the dynamic compared with the static costs of climate change mitigation is unique in the field of climate change economics. ... Snooks' work is of the sort that the Nobel Prize committee for economics ought to be looking at. ...
The following comment is not made lightheartedly: Professor Graeme Donald Snooks is a genius. ... I must also encourage readers to span the full breadth and profundity of his oevre. Although I tend to be cautious of broad encompassing theories as anything beyond metaphorical, Professor Graeme Donald Snooks' realistic general dynamic theory is a theory of life in the most expansive materialist sense possible. It renders much of modern economic theory and Darwin's evolutionary theory feeble by comparison. This profound theory is both realistic and radical. It is radical in the best sense because its explanatory and predictive powers continue to be unveiled as Professor Snooks applies theory to real world problems and affairs - this time to the conundrum of climate change."
Anton Roux, Director of Programs, Australian Davos Connection (ADC) Forum (Originally posted on Amazon.com)
"Professor Snooks' work is ambitious, brilliant, and suggestive"
Warren J. Samuels (Michigan State University), Journal of Economic Literature.