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.
"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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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...