Not the End of the World

Not the End of the World: How We Can Be the First Generation to Build a Sustainable Planet

Hardback Published on: 11/01/2024
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Synopsis

Feeling anxious, powerless or confused about the future of our planet? This book will transform how you see our biggest environmental problems -- and how we can solve them.

We are bombarded by doomsday headlines that tell us the soil won't be able to support crops, fish will vanish from our oceans, that we should reconsider having children. But in this bold, radically hopeful book, data scientist Hannah Ritchie argues that if we zoom out, a very different picture emerges. The data shows we've made so much progress on these problems, and so fast, that we could be on track to achieve true sustainability for the first time in history.

Packed with the latest research, practical guidance and enlightening graphics, this book will make you rethink almost everything you've been told about the environment, from the virtues of eating locally and living in the countryside, to the evils of overpopulation, plastic straws and palm oil. It will give you the tools to understand what works, what doesn't and what we urgently need to focus on so we can leave a sustainable planet for future generations.

These problems are big. But they are solvable. We are not doomed. We can build a better future for everyone. Let's turn that opportunity into reality.

  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781784745004
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Weight: 555g
  • Dimensions: 242 x 162 x 32 mm

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Not the End of the World
Much needed counterpoint to the paralysing doom messages - read it to see we can make the changes needed!
Exceptional book on climate change. Focuses on how we got here, what’s been achieved and what should really be our focus, this is a much needed counterpoin... READ MORE
Small Adventurist
Not the End of the World
An Interesting Read
We are bombarded by doomsday headlines that tell us the soil won't be able to support crops, fish will vanish from our oceans, that we should reconsider ha... READ MORE
Louise Wilson
Not the End of the World
Well worth a read - a glass half full
Brilliant data scientist Hannah Ritchie is a glass half full kind of woman. This new book - Not the End of the World - is a data-driven exercise in slaying... READ MORE
Mike Childs