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How to Save Our Planet is call to action that aims to equip everyone with the knowledge needed to make change. We need to deal with climate change, environmental destruction and global poverty, and ensure everyone’s security.
How to Save Our Planet
Mark A Maslin
How to Save Our Planet is call to action that aims to equip everyone with the knowledge needed to make change. We need to deal with climate change, environmental destruction and global poverty, and ensure everyone’s security. We have the technology. We have the resources. We have the money. We have the scientists, the entrepreneurs and the innovators – but we lack the politics and policies to make a better world happen, so we need a plan to save our planet.
Saving Us: A Climate Scientist’s Case for Hope and Healing in a Divided World
A Canadian climate scientist living in Texas, Katharine Hayhoe negotiates distrust of data, indifference to imminent threats, and resistance to proposed solutions. She argues that when it comes to changing hearts and minds, facts are only one part of the equation. We need to find shared values in order to connect our unique identities to collective action.
Climate Adaptation: Accounts of Resilience, Self-Sufficiency and Systems Change
An unflinching look at climate change, drawing upon the latest data to analyse the eminent threat it poses to life as we know it. As international climate change experts gather in Glasgow for COP26, this vital new book examines the unimaginable magnitude of the challenge ahead. It offers workable case studies and models from communities around the globe to help confront the issues head-on, develop positive adaptations, and build resilience and self-sufficiency, while never underestimating the danger of ‘maladaptations’ or complacency about the current emergency and the desperate need for action.
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