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

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Be kindly unto the scientists, for they may just save our skin—and make us happier and wealthier in the bargain...An optimistic program for getting out of our current mess, well deserving of the broadest possible readership.
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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

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.
 

About Paul Hawken

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Paul Hawken's bestselling books include Blessed Unrest, Natural Capitalism, and The Next Economy. He has also written dozens of articles, op-eds, and papers concerning the responsibility of business to the natural environment. His writings have appeared in the Harvard Business Review, Inc magazine, the Boston Globe, the Utne Reader, and more than a hundred other publications.
 
Published April 18, 2017 by Penguin Books. 252 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Political & Social Sciences, Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math. Non-fiction
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Be kindly unto the scientists, for they may just save our skin—and make us happier and wealthier in the bargain...An optimistic program for getting out of our current mess, well deserving of the broadest possible readership.

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