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End Game Tipping Point for Planet Earth

End Game  Tipping Point for Planet Earth Author Professor Anthony Barnosky
ISBN-10 9780007548163
Release 2015-07-02
Pages 272
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overconsumption / population growth / dwindling resources / climate change / disease / contamination / storms / thirst / war ... will the struggle to simply stay alive become humanity’s future rather than its past?

Citizen Scientist

Citizen Scientist Author Mary Ellen Hannibal
ISBN-10 9781615192441
Release 2016-09-06
Pages 432
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A San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of 2016: “Intelligent and impassioned, Citizen Scientist is essential reading for anyone interested in the natural world.” Award-winning writer Mary Ellen Hannibal has long reported on scientists’ efforts to protect vanishing species, but it was only through citizen science that she found she could take action herself. As she wades into tide pools, spots hawks, and scours mountains, she discovers the power of the heroic volunteers who are helping scientists measure—and even slow—today’s unprecedented mass extinction. Citizen science may be the future of large-scale field research—and our planet’s last, best hope.

End Game

End Game Author Anthony D. Barnosky
ISBN-10 0007575661
Release 2015-07-01
Pages 264
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Overconsumption, population growth, dwindling natural resources, climate change, disease, contamination, storms, thirst, and war. Will the struggle to simply stay alive become humanity's future rather than its past? What happens if population pressures finally hit a threshold that tumbles the dominoes of food, water, energy, climate, pollution, and biodiversity, which in turn break up the intricate workings of the global society? Just how close we may be to a global tipping point becomes apparent when you take a helicopter view and see what's happening at the scale of the entire planet. In 'End Game' Anthony Barnosky and Elizabeth Hadly have compiled an overview of the calamities which we face from huge human population growth.

Return on Sustainability

Return on Sustainability Author Kevin Wilhelm
ISBN-10 9780133442533
Release 2013-04-24
Pages 240
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This book highlights the risk of inaction for businesses when it comes to climate change, but also contains best practices to allow them to capitalize on the numerous business opportunities that climate change presents, including increased profitability, enhanced brand value, and improved shareholder relations. The first section contains practical actions and real-world case studies of companies, such as Yakima, Sun Microsystems, and Lockheed Martin, that have successfully improved their climate performances, enhanced brand value, and increased profitability at the same time. The second and third sections of this book focus on the various risks that companies face from potential carbon regulation and the market factors forcing businesses to take action, whether they want to or not. This book provides the steps and strategies necessary to take leadership actions to help business "future-proof" society.

World on the Edge

World on the Edge Author Lester Brown
ISBN-10 9781136540752
Release 2012-06-25
Pages 144
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In this urgent time, World on the Edge calls out the pivotal environmental issues and how to solve them now. We are in a race between political and natural tipping points. Can we close coal-fired power plants fast enough to save the Greenland ice sheet and avoid catastrophic sea level rise? Can we raise water productivity fast enough to halt the depletion of aquifers and avoid water-driven food shortages? Can we cope with peak water and peak oil at the same time? These are some of the issues Lester R. Brown skilfully distils in World on the Edge. Bringing decades of research and analysis into play, he provides the responses needed to reclaim our future.

Infinity s Rainbow

Infinity s Rainbow Author Michael P. Byron
ISBN-10 9780875865102
Release 2006
Pages 236
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Exploring the links between politics, climate, energy, ecology and economics, the author shows the causes and consequences of our actions and values, and informs readers what they can do to ensure their well being and the future survival of human civilization. Figures, charts and tables and literary highlights help convey the message.

State of the World 2010

State of the World 2010 Author The Worldwatch Institute
ISBN-10 9781610916295
Release 2015-03-19
Pages 266
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Like a tsunami, consumerism has engulfed human cultures and Earth’s ecosystems. Left unaddressed, we risk global disaster. But if we channel this wave, intentionally transforming our cultures to center on sustainability, we will not only prevent catastrophe, but may usher in an era of sustainability—one that allows all people to thrive while protecting, even restoring, Earth. In State of the World 2010, sixty renowned researchers and practitioners describe how we can harness the world’s leading institutions—education, the media, business, governments, traditions, and social movements—to reorient cultures toward sustainability.

With Speed and Violence

With Speed and Violence Author Fred Pearce
ISBN-10 0807085766
Release 2007
Pages 278
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Where once scientists were concerned about gradual climate change, now more and more of them fear we will soon be dealing with abrupt change resulting from triggering hidden tipping points. With Speed and Violence tells the stories of these scientists and their work. It is the most up-to-date and readable book yet about the growing evidence for global warming and the large climatic effects it may unleash.

Capitalism Versus Planet Earth

Capitalism Versus Planet Earth Author Fawzi Ibrahim
ISBN-10 9780956892096
Release 2012-06-14
Pages 276
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The dangerous intersection between ecological and economic crisis leaving humanity with a stark choice: maintain capitalism or save the planet

The Handbook of Sustainability Literacy

The Handbook of Sustainability Literacy Author Arran Stibbe
ISBN-10 UOM:39076002856784
Release 2009
Pages 220
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The Handbook of Sustainability Literacy has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Handbook of Sustainability Literacy also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Handbook of Sustainability Literacy book for free.

Love Letter to the Earth

Love Letter to the Earth Author Thich Nhat Hanh
ISBN-10 9781937006402
Release 2013-06-17
Pages 144
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While many experts point to the enormous complexity in addressing issues ranging from the destruction of ecosystems to the loss of millions of species, Thich Nhat Hanh identifies one key issue as having the potential to create a tipping point. He believes that we need to move beyond the concept of the "environment," as it leads people to experience themselves and Earth as two separate entities and to see the planet only in terms of what it can do for them. Thich Nhat Hanh points to the lack of meaning and connection in peoples' lives as being the cause of our addiction to consumerism. He deems it vital that we recognize and respond to the stress we are putting on the Earth if civilization is to survive. Rejecting the conventional economic approach, Nhat Hanh shows that mindfulness and a spiritual revolution are needed to protect nature and limit climate change. Love Letter to the Earth is a hopeful book that gives us a path to follow by showing that change is possible only with the recognition that people and the planet are ultimately one and the same.

Earth System Science

Earth System Science Author Tim Lenton
ISBN-10 9780198718871
Release 2016-02
Pages 144
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When humanity first glimpsed planet Earth from space, the unity of the system that supports humankind entered the popular consciousness. The concept of the Earth's atmosphere, biosphere, oceans, soil, and rocks operating as a closely interacting system has rapidly gained ground in science. This new field, involving geographers, geologists, biologists, oceanographers, and atmospheric physicists, is known as Earth System Science. In this Very Short Introduction, Tim Lenton considers how a world in which humans could evolve was created; how, as a species, we are now reshaping that world; and what a sustainable future for humanity within the Earth System might look like. Drawing on elements of geology, biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics, Lenton asks whether Earth System Science can help guide us onto a sustainable course before we alter the Earth system to the point where we destroy ourselves and our current civilisation. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.


Zygon Author
ISBN-10 UOM:49015003175933
Release 2007
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Beyond the Cassandra Prophecy The Road to Hell

Beyond the Cassandra Prophecy   The Road to Hell Author Ian Gurney
ISBN-10 9780953581337
Release 2010-04
Pages 218
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Climate change, global warming, rising sea levels, lack of fresh water, diminishing energy resources, economic collapse, famine, disease, natural disasters and nuclear war are what await us over the next fifteen years. In the book I describe why our days are numbered and the terrible calamity that will explode upon the face of the Earth sooner that anyone expects. No-one will escape and mankind will be overwhelmed by the speed with which events exceed even our own worst nightmares. Global warming and climate change now represent, according to the majority of scientists, a far, far greater threat to the population of the planet than any terrorist attack. As the ice caps melt, water levels over the next ten years will rise to such an extent that the world's great coastal cities, many islands and some countries will simply disappear. As parts of the world situated around the equator reach temperatures that render huge areas of the planet uninhabitable, their will be migration on a massive scale never before seen, with perhaps three billion people seeking to move to more hospitable parts of the planet. If you wish to know a little more about your future, read this book.


Resurgence Author
ISBN-10 NWU:35556041087297
Release 2009
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Adventures in the Anthropocene

Adventures in the Anthropocene Author Gaia Vince
ISBN-10 9781571319289
Release 2014-10-20
Pages 448
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We live in times of great change on Earth. In fact, while previous shifts from one geological epoch to another were caused by events beyond human control, the dramatic results of our emission of carbon to the atmosphere over the past century have moved many scientists to declare the dawn of a new era: the Anthropocene, or Age of Man. Watching this consensus develop from her seat as an editor at Nature, Gaia Vince couldn’t help but wonder if the greatest cause of this dramatic planetary change—humans’ singular ability to adapt and innovate—might also hold the key to our survival. And so she left her professional life in London and set out to travel the world in search of ordinary people making extraordinary changes and, in many cases, thriving. Part science journal, part travelogue, Adventures in the Anthropocene recounts Vince’s journey, and introduces an essential new perspective on the future of life on Earth.

Examining Climate Change and the Media

Examining Climate Change and the Media Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015090382576
Release 2009
Pages 108
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