There Is No Planet B: A Handbook for the Make or Break Years

There Is No Planet B: A Handbook for the Make or Break Years

by Mike Berners - Lee (Author)


We all know deep down that these are the make or break years for humanity and the planet and that we cannot flee to another world: but what can any of us really do about it? There Is No Plan[et] B has many of the answers, laid out in an accessible and entertaining way, filled with astonishing statistics and analysis. Framed around the key fascinating questions, it offers a big picture perspective on our biggest environmental and economic challenges - energy, climate change, food, hunger, recycling, biodiversity, plastic pollution, antibiotics - just to name a few. Whether you are an everyday concerned citizen or a policy maker, this is a handbook of what we might actually do in order to help improve the lot of humanity on this - our only - planet. This is a popular read, practical guide, student reader, and reference guide: all in one.


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 302
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Published: 28 Feb 2019

ISBN 10: 1108439586
ISBN 13: 9781108439589
Book Overview: Big picture of how humanity can thrive in the 21st century; a book of realistic hope from a leading environmental author.

Author Bio
Mike Berners-Lee thinks, writes, researches and consults on sustainability and responses to the challenges of the 21st century. He is the founder of Small World Consulting (SWC), an associate company of Lancaster University, which works with organisations from small businesses to the biggest tech giants. SWC is a leader in the field of carbon metrics, targets and actions. About his first book - How Bad Are Bananas? The Carbon Footprint Of Everything - Bill Bryson wrote I can't remember the last time I read a book that was more fascinating, useful and enjoyable all at the same time. His second book (co-written with Duncan Clark) - The Burning Question: We Can't Burn Half the World's Oil, Coal, and Gas. So How Do We Quit? - explores the big picture of climate change and the underlying global dynamics, asking what mix of politics, economics, psychology and technology are really required to deal with the problem. Al Gore described it as Fascinating, important and highly recommended . Mike is a professor in the Institute for Social Futures at Lancaster University, where he develops practical tools for thinking about the future, and researches the global food system and carbon metrics.