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How We Can Save the Planet Preventing Global Climate Catastrophe

Mayer Hillman with Tina Fawcett and Sudhir Chella Rajan

St. Martin's Griffin

0312352069

9780312352066

Trade Paperback

336 Pages

$19.99

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Climate change is a problem that humankind faces on a global scale, unlike any challenge or conflict before. The world's most powerful nations have the most impact on climate, but they also have the most influence when it comes to policy changes that could stop the damage. Mayer Hillman explains the real issues: what role technology can play, how individuals and communities can make changes, and why governments must act now to protect the planet for later generations. This book gives an objective, yet ardent explanation of the problem and turns the reader's focus toward a solution of this global crisis.

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Praise for How We Can Save the Planet

“If anyone knows a better way to save the planet from runaway global warming, they should speak up.”—Fred Pearce, author of When the Rivers Run Dry

“A clear-eyed and well-documented overview of global warming, and an optimistic but practical plan for avoiding the worst of the damage . . . a comprehensive, concise, and beautifully organized overview of an undeniably important issue. A must-read for anyone even slightly concerned about our future on this planet.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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Introduction
Climate change is the most important issue of our age, perhaps of any age. If we—individually and collectively—do not act resolutely, extensively, and urgently, the prospects are grim. Average worldwide temperatures could be 10°F above current levels by the end of the century. But even if half of this increase is reached, which is now becoming increasingly probable, this will set in motion a series of devastating effects. Sea levels will rise inexorably and rainfall patterns will be destabilized, with drought conditions and severe flooding far more common. Certain
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Mayer Hillman with Tina Fawcett and Sudhir Chella Rajan

  • Mayer Hillman is Senior Fellow Emeritus at the Policy Studies Institute in London. He is one of the first proponents of personal carbon rationing as the way for the world’s population to prevent serious damage from climate change.

    Tina Fawcett is a senior researcher at the Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford.

    Sudhir Chella Rajan is a professor of humanities and social sciences at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras and a Senior Associate at the Tellus Institute in Boston.

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