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

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Penguin, 2017. ápr. 18. - 256 oldal
• New York Times bestseller 

The 100 most substantive solutions to reverse global warming, based on meticulous research by leading scientists and policymakers around the world

“At this point in time, the Drawdown book is exactly what is needed; a credible, conservative solution-by-solution narrative that we can do it. Reading it is an effective inoculation against the widespread perception of doom that humanity cannot and will not solve the climate crisis. Reported by-effects include increased determination and a sense of grounded hope.” —Per Espen Stoknes, Author, What We Think About When We Try Not To Think About Global Warming 


“There’s been no real way for ordinary people to get an understanding of what they can do and what impact it can have. There remains no single, comprehensive, reliable compendium of carbon-reduction solutions across sectors. At least until now. . . . The public is hungry for this kind of practical wisdom.” —David Roberts, Vox


“This is the ideal environmental sciences textbook—only it is too interesting and inspiring to be called a textbook.” —Peter Kareiva, Director of the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, UCLA


In the face of widespread fear and apathy, an international coalition of researchers, professionals, and scientists have come together to offer a set of realistic and bold solutions to climate change. One hundred techniques and practices are described here—some are well known; some you may have never heard of. They range from clean energy to educating girls in lower-income countries to land use practices that pull carbon out of the air. The solutions exist, are economically viable, and communities throughout the world are currently enacting them with skill and determination. If deployed collectively on a global scale over the next thirty years, they represent a credible path forward, not just to slow the earth’s warming but to reach drawdown, that point in time when greenhouse gases in the atmosphere peak and begin to decline. These measures promise cascading benefits to human health, security, prosperity, and well-being—giving us every reason to see this planetary crisis as an opportunity to create a just and livable world.
 

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Maybe a decade ago now, I read “Blessed Unrest.” What I took away from this book was that humanity is responding to global warming on a massive scale in a decentralized and intuitive way. People all ... Teljes értékelés elolvasása

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Energy
1
Solar Farms
8
Concentrated Solar
14
Cogeneration
22
WastetoEnergy
28
Energy storage Distributed
34
Farmland Restoration
41
Improved Rice Cultivation
48
The Hidden Life of rees
130
Mass Transit
136
Electric wenicles
142
Cars
148
Trains
156
coming ATTRActions
171
Marine Permaculture
179
Autonomous Vehicles
185

Regenerative Agriculture
54
Conservation Agriculture
60
Tropical StapleTrees
66
Managed Grazing
72
Buildings and cities
84
Green Roofs
90
Smart Glass
96
Retrofitting
102
LAND
110
Bamboo
117
Indigenous Peoples
124
Direct Air Capture
192
Hyperoop
198
A Cow Walks onto a Beach
204
Building with Wood
210
Anopening
216
Summary of Soutions
222
Drawdown Advisors
228
Acknowedgments
234
Photograph Credits
240
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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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