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

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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 of What We Think About When We Try Not To Think About Global Warming
"A rigorous and profoundly important resource." --Donna Seaman, Booklist
"It will give you the best kind of hope, the kind that balances realism with radical vision. . . . Stabilizing the climate system will require a heroic global effort, but the point here is only to show that . . . such an effort can do more than merely succeed; that it can succeed well, and open into futures that we can actually bear to contemplate." --Tom Athanasiou, The Nation

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.

Title : Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming
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ISBN : 0143130447
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 256 pages


David rated it ★★★★☆

August 16, 2017

For those of you like me in despair about the state of the planet, here is a book that details dozens of things that we know can work to dial down carbon emissions and work toward reversing the current trend to destroy the environment. The point is, we know many things about how to save the plane...

David rated it ★★★★★

December 23, 2017

This book is a catalog of the hundred or so technologies that could potentially draw down the carbon dioxide (and other greenhouse gases) from the atmosphere. The book was written by a couple hundred expert researchers in all walks of life. Each technology is very well presented, in a manner that...

Hadrian rated it ★★★★☆

July 28, 2017

Large glossy catalog of eighty policy actions and technologies with the end goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and increasing carbon sequestration. Presented with short essays, and often only a few statistics - cost, savings, reduction of emissions. These are subject to wide estimates, dep...

Kate rated it ★★★★★

May 05, 2017

This book is a framework - not only how to stop global warming, but how to reduce carbon levels in the face of population growth and quality of life increases. The author and research team synthesized primary research from thousands of studies and developed a ranked list of the most important act...

Dave rated it ★★☆☆☆

May 17, 2017

This has some great stuff in it but unfortunately the "most comprehensive plan" includes a lot of really stupid crap. About half of the book is a pretty good summary of real solutions and the other half is basically a bunch of crazy techno-fixes. On the good side are things like ecosystem restora...

Aaron rated it ★★★★☆

August 29, 2017

You cannot save the planet with "just a carbon tax". The math of climate change screams that at you. Even if you were able to wipe out $27 trillion in fossil fuel assets, there's already too much carbon in the air. We have created a peak carbon dioxide parts-per million that humanity has never se...

Ryan rated it ★★★★★

August 13, 2017

Drawdown focuses on not only responding to but also moving beyond climate change. It offers a set of ranked plans. Anyone who is inclined to give up in the face of climate change should read this book. A couple quick takeaways. Reducing meat from one's diet (#4) still seems to be a good idea. My o...

Cwiegard rated it ★☆☆☆☆

June 21, 2017

To be very honest, I only skimmed this book. There are interesting tidbits galore here. But glancing over it, I said to myself, let's see what they have to say about carbon fee and dividend, or cap and trade, border adjustment, or whatever economic pricing schemes they may prefer as a means of ac...

Holly rated it ★★★★★

April 26, 2017

This is the first time I have felt positively about our ability to stop climate change. The solutions presented in this book are feasible and clearly explained. I found several things I could implement myself, like switching to LED light bulbs, and I am looking for ways to support some of their l...

Peter rated it ★★★★★

October 25, 2017

Coffee table book on future hope for the planet or top one hundred hacks to save humanity. Good news for tough times on earth. Worth a looking over.

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