Eugene Linden tells the story of climate change itself; the scientific consensus about it; public opinion and political will; and business and finance. Public will and even the science are downstream from the money, and Fire and Flood shows how effective moneyed climate-change deniers have been at slowing the progress of our collective awakening. Now, however, the seasons of fire and flood have crossed the threshold into plain view. The whole system is teetering on the brink. There is a path back from the cliff, but we must pick up the pace. Fire and Flood shows us why, and how.