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A Mountain to Climb: The Climate Crisis: A Summit Beyond Everest

A Mountain to Climb: The Climate Crisis: A Summit Beyond Everest

by Hakan Bulgurlu
A Mountain to Climb: The Climate Crisis: A Summit Beyond Everest

A Mountain to Climb: The Climate Crisis: A Summit Beyond Everest

by Hakan Bulgurlu


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On the 23rd of May 2019, Hakan Bulgurlu became one of the fortunate few to have reached the summit of Mount Everest. To stand on top of the world's highest mountain is a humbling experience, to bear witness to nature at its most awe-inspiring and powerful is even more humbling. Bulgurlu's quest to climb Everest came with a purpose: making the environment the centre of his ambition to highlight the catastrophic effect climate change is having on our planet, to lead by example and to seek out practical solutions. He wanted to use the expedition as a wake-up call to what we are doing to the natural world. In his powerful new book, Bulgurlu tells the fascinating story of this adventure of a lifetime, harrowing and exhilarating in equal measure. He delves into the roots of the environmental crisis we find ourselves in, speaking to climate activists and campaigners, biologists, scientists, filmmakers, academics, economists, entrepreneurs, global leaders and innovators. They help shed light on the issues that we face and the solutions that will help secure a better future for generations to come. In this gripping account of his journey, Bulgurlu describes the challenges he faced in reaching the summit, and the challenges we all face in protecting the planet and the future of humanity.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781913532925
Publisher: Whitefox Publishing
Publication date: 03/03/2022
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 700,283
Product dimensions: 153.00(w) x 234.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Hakan Bulgurlu was born in 1972 in Oslo, to Turkish and Norwegian parents. He was first introduced to the greatness of mountains in Norway, and his love of the ocean took root in the Princes' Islands, Turkey. At a young age, he learned the craft of trade at the historic Grand Bazaar in Istanbul. Bulgurlu completed his BA in economics and mechanical engineering at Texas University, followed by an MBA at Northwestern University and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Bulgurlu is a global business leader and a climate activist. As the CEO of Arcelik, a home appliances manufacturer that operates in 150 countries, Bulgurlu has become a thought leader on sustainable and purpose-driven business. In a bid to raise awareness for the climate crisis, Bulgurlu climbed Everest in 2019. Bulgurlu is a member of the World Bank's High-Level Commission on Carbon Pricing and the Amstel Dialogues, an initiative that aims to foster innovation in Europe. He was also recognised as a nominee of Young Presidents Organization's 2021 Global Impact Award. Bulgurlu is married and has three children.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

On an Island 7

Feeling the Heat 23

Mission Accepted 39

Dead Seas and Skeleton Coasts 53

Challenge Aconcagua 69

Ghost Ships and Dark Fleets 89

Prep, Practice and Permission 105

A Tidal Wave of Plastic 129

Nepal, Tibet and Tension 147

A Throwaway Problem 165

Base Camp and Acclimatisation 179

Food for Thought 197

The Ascent is On 213

A Natural Solution 229

The Death Zone 247

The Business of Climate Change 279

On Top of the World 297

Voting for Change 321

Down to Earth 341

Epilogue: Good COP? Bad COP? 359

Acknowledgements 371

Further reading 373

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