Surviving the Century: Facing Climate Chaos and Other Global Challenges

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Overview

'The crucial message from this book is our need to change course for survival.
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
'Excellent value and should be read by all.'
Janet Sprent, British Ecological Society, Dec 2007.

'The book outlines a road map to a sustainable future in an age increasingly threatened by climate chaos.'
Resurgence Magazine

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781844074587
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 5/28/2007
  • Edition description: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Herbert Girardet is Director of Programs of the WFC (www.worldfuturecouncil.org). He is an author and co-author of 11 books and 50 TV documentaries on many aspects of sustainable development. At the Rio Earth Summit he received a UN Global 500 Award for outstanding environmental achievements. His most recent books are Cities, People, Planet - Liveable Cities for a Sustainable World (2004) and Shaping our Future (2005).

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Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables vi

List of Contributors vii

Foreword by Jakob von Uexku&omlet;ll ix

List of Acronyms and Abbreviations xiii

Introduction: Future - What Future? Herbert Girardet 1

1 Addressing Climate Chaos Ross Gelbspan 13

2 Renewable Energy is the Future Hermann Scheer 35

3 Feeding People in an Age of Climate Change Edward Goldsmith 57

4 Climate and the Amazon Peter Bunyard 77

5 Creating Sustainable and Liveable Cities Herbert Girardet 103

6 Cradle to Cradle Production Michael Braungart 127

7 A Radical New Vision for World Trade Stewart Wallis 151

8 The Promise of Living Democracy Frances Moore LappeĀ“ 171

Index 203

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