February 10, 2010

Now or Never

Flannery, an ecologist, has helped to bring the topic of climate change and global warming to the attention of the international public. Now, his call to action is a practical roadmap toward a sustainable future. He surveys the history of environmental change and the potential solutions that have been proposed. He offers that combinations of small changes--including replacing the carbon that is removed in the form of fossil fuels, reducing energy usage, and developing alternative energy and food sources--may be the most viable solution for everyone. He also explores the developing carbon-trading schemes and the impact of large populations on the environment. Finally, this book includes responses to his ideas by numerous other environmental thinkers and writers.

This book can be found in HECSA Library:

Now or Never: Why We Must Act Now to End Climate Change and Create a Sustainable Future
Tim Flannery
HC 79 .E5 F53 2009