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How Many Lightbulbs Does It Take To Change A Planet?

How Many Lightbulbs Does It Take To Change A Planet?

The human world sits on the brink of potentially catastrophic environmental change. If we do not drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and start that process now, it is projected that in the second half of the 20th century the cost of climate damage could amount to a fifth of global GDP.
The latest science confirms that there is now only a decade left for action. How Many Lightbulbs Does it Take to Change a Planet is a clarion call for urgent action in the face of environmental change that threatens to devastate human societies. In it Tony Juniper, director of Friends of the Earth for England and Wales, presents his programme for staving off environmental, economic and social disaster.
His ’95 articles for comfort, security and survival’ embrace actions needed to reduce carbon emissions and protect the Earth’s natural ecosystems, measures required to establish sustainable farming methods and conserve agricultural biodiversity, and wider economic reforms needed to create a proper economic context for environmental sustainability and to make quality of life – rather than growth in GDP – the target outcome of economic activity.
Passionately written and cogently argued, How Many Lightbulbs Does it Take to Change a Planet is essential reading for anyone who cares about the world our children will inherit.

Genre: Earth Sciences, Geography, Environment, Planning / The Environment / Pollution & Threats To The Environment / Climate Change

On Sale: 10th January 2008

Price: £7.99

ISBN-13: 9781847243713


His proposals for global strategies are thoughtful, idealistic, rational and pure of heart - The Times
The Times
It would be hard not to find much to agree with...he is not afraid to think big - Daily Mail
Daily Mail
Passionate and thought-provokingThe Good Book Guide
Good Book Guide
His manifesto contains ideas that are so rational, thoughtful and obvious that you are surprised that they are not already up and running - Sunday Tribune
Sunday Tribune