Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming

Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming


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ISBN-13: 9780143130444
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/18/2017
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 13,143
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Paul Hawken is an author and activist. He has founded successful, ecologically-conscious businesses, and consulted with heads of state and CEOs on economic development, industrial ecology, and environmental policy. He has written seven books including four national bestsellers: The Next EconomyGrowing a Business, and The Ecology of Commerce, and Blessed UnrestThe Ecology of Commerce was voted as the #1 college text on business and the environment by professors in 67 business schools. Natural Capitalism: Creating the Next Industrial Revolution, co-authored with Amory Lovins, has been referred to by several heads of state including President Bill Clinton who called it one of the most important books in the world at that time. He has served on the board of many environmental organizations including Center for Plant Conservation, Shelburne Farms, Trust for Public Land, Conservation International, and National Audubon Society.

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Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
tgDayton More than 1 year ago
It doesn’t matter where you fall in the climate change debate — or if you believe humans are fully to blame -- or if you wonder if we have “enough” time for a course correction. The invitation in this bold book is to take a smart tough look at feasible solutions. Paul Hawken’s well-researched Project Drawdown report shows the potential to apply science-based solutions. It’s filled with strategies and concepts that are proven and underway and big and small solutions -- technologies. Microgrids. Biomass. Farmland Restoration. Regenerative Agriculture. More productive Land Use. Smart Transit. High Speed Rail. Plus plenty actions you can immediately adopt in your daily life: plant rich diets, reduced food waste, composting, tree intercropping, even family planning, and educating girls globally. While the Trump administration tries to yank us backward by pulling out of the voluntary Paris Agreement, making drastic cuts in the EPA budget, and obscuring the science, there is instant rejection to those short sighted policies. Individuals, cities, states, and responsible corporations were galvanized to step up fill the leadership void with positive actions. We’ve already learned that it makes economic sense with job growth in the “green” economy expanding rapidly. When Trump tried to distract us with this clever speech line saying “Pittsburgh is not Paris” he got an answer within hours -- the mayors of those two cities got on the phone together and said: “Though separated by an ocean and a language, we share a desire to do what is best for our citizens and our planet. That means putting aside parochial politics…” We don’t have time for clever speech lines. We don’t have time for partisan politics. None of us will survive without clean air and water. Some duck and say “their” region might be safe. Really? I’m in Ohio, but I have a son in Houston and a daughter in Florida. Ask your neighbors where their friends live. It’s a time of Hurricanes. Harvey. Irma. Jose. Katia. A time of wildfires raging in the western US. Of earthquakes off the coast of Mexico. What are we waiting for? We don’t have time for fear mongering, or to argue if we are past the tipping point. Too much emphasis on problems can be overwhelming and cause people to shut down. But we do have time to roll up our sleeves and pitch in. And I do mean “we” instead of “you” or “I” or “them.” Instead of Game Over, it’s Game On! Is Drawdown too buoyant? Are the math carbon savings estimates too optimistic? Are the solutions enough to reverse global warming? So what if we clean our air, water, soil and it turns out that climate change is not fully man made? Are we still not further ahead? Drawdown invites us to go beyond our fears for the future. Drawdown solutions are not sci fi fantasies of flying off to colonize Mars. No, the Drawdown team of over 200 researchers from 22 nations has given us a list what we can do right now both as individuals, and by working together. Share this book of solutions with your neighbors. And we are ALL neighbors on this unique planet of ours. Theresa Gasper Dayton, Ohio