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The future we choose : surviving the climate crisis / Christiana Figueres and Tom Rivett-Carnac.

Available copies

  • 2 of 4 copies available at Sage Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Union County Public Libraries.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Cook Memorial Library - La Grande . (Show)

Current holds

1 current hold with 4 total copies.

Summary:

"In this cautionary but optimistic book, Figueres and Rivett-Carnac--the architects of the 2015 Paris Climate Change Agreement--tackle arguably the most urgent and consequential challenge humankind has ever faced: the world's changing climate and the fate of humanity. ...The authors outline two possible scenarios for the planet. In one, they describe what life on Earth will be like by 2050 if we fail to meet the Paris targets for carbon dioxide emission reduction. In the other, they describe what it will take to create and live in a carbon neutral, regenerative world. They argue for confronting the climate crisis head on, with determination and optimism. How we all of us address the climate crisis in the next thirty years will determine not only the world we will live in but also the world we will bequeath to our children and theirs. [This book] presents our options and tells us, in no uncertain terms, what governments, corporations, and each of us can and must do to fend off disaster." --Provided by publisher.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Cook Memorial Library - La Grande 363.738 F475 (Text) 35178001811168 Adult Non-Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 06/09/2020 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780525658351
  • ISBN: 0525658351
  • Physical Description: xxvi, 210 pages : illustration, map ; 20 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2020.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-210).
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction: The critical decade -- Two worlds. Choosing our future ; The world we are creating ; The world we must create -- Three mindsets. Who we choose to be ; Stubborn optimism ; Endless abundance ; Radical regeneration -- Ten actions. Doing what is necessary -- Conclusion: A new story -- What you can do now.
Summary, etc.:
"In this cautionary but optimistic book, Figueres and Rivett-Carnac--the architects of the 2015 Paris Climate Change Agreement--tackle arguably the most urgent and consequential challenge humankind has ever faced: the world's changing climate and the fate of humanity. ...The authors outline two possible scenarios for the planet. In one, they describe what life on Earth will be like by 2050 if we fail to meet the Paris targets for carbon dioxide emission reduction. In the other, they describe what it will take to create and live in a carbon neutral, regenerative world. They argue for confronting the climate crisis head on, with determination and optimism. How we all of us address the climate crisis in the next thirty years will determine not only the world we will live in but also the world we will bequeath to our children and theirs. [This book] presents our options and tells us, in no uncertain terms, what governments, corporations, and each of us can and must do to fend off disaster." --Provided by publisher.
Subject: Climatic changes > Forecasting.
Climatic changes > Social aspects.
Environmental policy > Forecasting.
Global environmental change.

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