Climate of Hope: How Cities, Businesses, and Citizens Can Save the Planet by Michael R. Bloomberg

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Read Climate of Hope: How Cities, Businesses, and Citizens Can Save the Planet Online Free - In 2006, the documentary An Inconvenient Truth set off a heated political debate when it threatened that inaction on climate change would lead to a dark and frightening future by 2016.

Well, that ten year window has closed—and we have neither resolved the threats to our climate, nor gone past the point of no return. To Mayor Bloomberg and Carl Pope, it's clear that to treat climate change as either a lost cause or a non-issue is the wrong approach. Global leaders are stymied by the enormity of the doom-and-gloom scenarios. So what happens when you tell leaders that they can definitely—right now, this year—reduce the number of children who have asthma attacks, save thousands of Americans from dying of respiratory disease, cut energy bills, increase the security of our energy supply, make it easier for everyone to get around town, increase the number of jobs in their community—all while increasing the long-term stability of the global climate? That is actionable. That future is within our grasp.

The changing climate should be seen as a series of discreet, manageable problems that should be attacked from all angles, each with a solution that can make our society healthier and our economy stronger. In these times, when it's less and less clear if the federal government will be willing to tackle climate change, Bloomberg and Pope lay out a powerfully persuasive argument about how cities can play an outsize role in fighting and reversing the dangerous effects of a warming planet. Together they lay out the economic and personal health reasons for businesses and individual citizens to support climate change action plans.



Title : Climate of Hope: How Cities, Businesses, and Citizens Can Save the Planet
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ISBN : 1250142075
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 272 pages


Reviews


Clif rated it ★★★☆☆

May 01, 2017

This is a book about climate change that is uncharacteristically optimistic in light of recent American political trends and the potential seriousness of the consequences. The premise of this book is that the reality of good business practices and local grassroots action will create movement towa...


John rated it ★★★★★

May 10, 2017

Remarkable. Anyone involved in climate change work has a right to be cynical, jaded, angry, and despairing, especially after Trump was elected president of the US. But this book swims strongly against that flow, and makes a case for a better future for humanity if we act decisively – and profitab...


Melora rated it ★★★★☆

June 14, 2017

Surprisingly, this really is, or at least, tries to be, what the title suggests – a hopeful book about the possibilities of countering climate change. The authors, businessman and former mayor of NYC, Michael Bloomberg and former head of the Sierra Club, Carl Pope, write alternating chapters desc...


Dimas rated it ★★★★★

June 13, 2017

A great insight on how we can save ourselves from the changing planet by not overly reliant of government actions. There's already a great movement in our society and this book help uncovers plenty of solutions to help ensure our survival. The use of a wide-ranging perspective of NGO leader and a...


Janet rated it ★★★☆☆

July 06, 2017

Bloomberg and Pope offer a lot of environmentally productive ideas for thought. Although Bloomberg gives much credit to other people and cities, he's a bit self promoting. Maybe he's planning a run in 2020. Pope writes very succinctly about the issues.


Ashley rated it ★★★★★

June 12, 2017

Well Written and informative


Bernard Fensterwald, III rated it ★★★★★

June 10, 2017

Hope after Trump nixed US participation in Paris I was despondent after President Trump nixed US participation in the Paris Agreement. This book renews my faith that we will continue to tackle climate change with or without him. Well written and referenced.


Ann rated it ★★★★☆

June 07, 2017

Important information on bringing liberals and conservatives together to solve this problem. Learned a lot, but it's not a comprehensive pro/con format of every idea. It just discusses current problems associated with climate change, innovative ways that cities are working to solve them, and lang...


Pat rated it ★★★☆☆

June 15, 2017

Good read. The authors remind us that we can improve ourselves as a nation in all climate and energy issues by starting locally.


Andrew rated it ★★★★★

June 04, 2017

Excellently woven analysis of the current and historical state of climate activism and the market forces and policies at play in our path forward. Bloomberg & Pope both draw on deep experience and different view points to arrive at solid policy recommendations and outline steps local and nati...





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