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- Publisher: Scribe Publications
- Format: Paperback | 320 pages
- Dimensions: 135mm x 208mm x 28mm | 318g
- Publication date: 1 April 2009
- Publication City/Country: VIC
- ISBN 10: 1921372206
- ISBN 13: 9781921372209
- Sales rank: 341,276
This meticulously documented call-to-action reveals extensive scientific evidence that the global warming crisis is far worse than officially indicated - and that we're almost at the point of no return. Serious climate-change impacts are already happening: large ice-sheets are disintegrating, sea-level rises will reach 5 metres this century, and we are seeing devastating species loss. It is no longer a case of how much more we can 'safely' emit, but whether we can stop emissions and produce a deliberate cooling before the Earth's climate system reaches a point beyond any hope of human restoration. These imperatives are incompatible with 'politics as usual' and 'business as usual' - we face a sustainability emergency that urgently requires a clear break from the politics of failure-inducing compromise.
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David Spratt is a climate policy analyst and cofounder of Carbon Equity, which advocates personal carbon allowances as the most fair and equitable means of rapidly reducing carbon emissions. He has extensive advocacy experience in the peace movement and in developing community campaign communication and marketing strategies. Philip Sutton is the convener of the Greenleap Strategic Institute, a nonprofit environmental strategy think tank and advisory organization promoting the achievement of global and local ecological sustainability. He is the founder and director of strategy for Green Innovations, the architect of the Victorian Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act, and a former president of the Australian and New Zealand Society for Ecological Economics.
"Persuasive and very frightening overview of global warming" "--Publishers Weekly"