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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

An outstanding overview on global warming---and what we can do about it---from a distinguished world-class authority

Climate change is the single biggest problem that humankind has ever had to face, as we continue with lifestyles that are way beyond the planet’s limits. In this book Mayer Hillman explains the real issues: what role technology can play, how you and your community can make changes, and why governments must act now to protect our planet for later generations. How We Can Save the Planet: Preventing Global Climate Catastrophe takes us out of the problem and into the solution of our global crisis.


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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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“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)

“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

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  • 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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How We Can Save the Planet

Preventing Global Climate Catastrophe

Mayer Hillman with Tina Fawcett and Sudhir Chella Rajan

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