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    DescriptionIt's time to stop just worrying about climate change, says Paul Gilding. Instead we need to brace for impact, because global crisis is no longer avoidable. The 'Great Disruption' started in 2008, with spiking food and oil prices and dramatic ecological change like the melting polar icecap. It is not simply about fossil fuels and carbon footprints. We have come to the end of Economic Growth, Version 1.0, a world economy based on consumption and waste, where we lived beyond the means of our planet's ecosystems and resources. The Great Disruption offers a stark and unflinching look at the challenge humanity faces - yet also a deeply optimistic message. The coming decades will see loss, suffering and conflict as our planetary overdraft is paid. However, they will also bring out the best humanity can offer: compassion, innovation, resilience and adaptability. Gilding tells us how to fight, and win, what he calls 'the One Degree War' to prevent catastrophic warming of the earth, and how to start today. The crisis we are in represents a rare chance to replace our addiction to growth with an ethic of sustainability, and it's already happening. It's also an unmatched business opportunity: old industries will collapse while new companies literally reshape our economy. In the aftermath of the Great Disruption, we will measure 'growth' in a new way. It will mean not quantity of stuff, but quality, and happiness, of life. And, yes, there is life after shopping. The Great Disruption is an invigorating and well-informed polemic by an advocate for sustainability and climate change who has dedicated his life to campaigning for a balanced use of Earth's limited resources. It is essential reading.


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    Title
    The Great Disruption
    Subtitle
    How the Climate Crisis Will Transform the Global Economy
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Paul Gilding
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 230 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 399 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781408815410
    ISBN 10: 1408815419
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: ENV
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.8
    Ingram Subject Code: BE
    BIC subject category V2: RNA
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/ECOLGY
    BISAC V2.8: SCI026000
    DC22: 304.2
    BISAC V2.8: SOC015000
    DC22: 363.7
    BISAC V2.8: NAT011000, BUS072000, BUS099000
    Thema V1.0: TQ, RGC, RNK, RNU, KCM, RNA
    Edition statement
    Export ed
    Publisher
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Imprint name
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Publication date
    04 April 2011
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Paul Gilding is an advocate for sustainability and climate change who has dedicated his life to campaigning for a balanced use of Earth's limited resources. His thirty-five years of experience include a stint as the global head of Greenpeace, consultancies with both global corporations and community-based NGO, and more. He lives in Australia.
    Review quote
    'One of those who has been warning me of [a coming crisis] for a long time is Paul Gilding, the Australian environmental business expert. He has a name for this moment--when both Mother Nature and Father Greed have hit the wall at once--"The Great Disruption."' Thomas Friedman in the New York Times