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Now or Never: Why We Must ACT Now to End Climate Change and Create a Sustainable Future

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Publisher Comments:

In Now or Never, internationally acclaimed author Tim Flannery has written a book that is at once a forceful call to action to combat global warming and a deeply and often surprisingly pragmatic road map toward sustainability.

Utilizing the most up-to-the-minute data available, Flannery examines the environmental challenges we face and their potential solutions in both the big picture and in specific detail. This brilliant book explores everything from techniques for storing the carbon that dead plants release into the earth to the fragile balancing act between energy demands and food supply in India and China, from carbon-trading schemes in South America to a recent collaboration between a Danish wind-energy company and an automobile manufacturer that may produce a viable electric car and end the reign of big oil. Rather than looking backward to assign blame or weeping in despair, Flannery is looking forward in the belief that "a sense of hopelessness is just as great a danger to our future as the bankrupt philosophies of the recent past. Even world-weariness, a resignation to destruction, is profoundly inimical to sustainability, because its adherents believe that the fate of our planet is already sealed. If the British had thought that way in 1941, we might be living in a very different world."

Now or Never is a powerful, thought-provoking, and essential book that burns with Flannery's characteristic mix of passion, scientific precision, and "offhand interdisciplinary brilliance" (Entertainment Weekly).

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The bestselling author of The Weather Makers returns to the subject of climate change with a thought-provoking and powerful argument for immediate global action and a wide range of innovative, deeply pragmatic ideas to help solve the crisis.

About the Author

Page has lived all over the Eastern side of Britain. He has worked as a care assistant, student nurse and nurse, and for the NHS, local authorities and private companies.

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ISBN:
9781400143863
Author:
Flannery, Tim
Publisher:
Tantor Media Inc
Read by:
Page, Michael
Read:
Page, Michael
Narrated:
Page, Michael
Author:
Page, Michael
Location:
Old Saybrook
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection
Subject:
Environmental Studies-Environment
Subject:
General Nature
Edition Description:
Unabridged,Library - Unabridged CD
Publication Date:
20091031
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Language:
English
Dimensions:
6.3 x 6.86 x 1 in 0.5 lb
Media Run Time:
150

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