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    DescriptionIt's time to stop just worrying about climate change, says Paul Gilding. We need instead to brace for impact because global crisis is no longer avoidable. This Great Disruption started in 2008, with spiking food and oil prices and dramatic ecological changes, such as the melting ice caps. 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 sources. "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 in--what he calls the One Degree War to prevent catastrophic warming of the earth, and how to start today. The crisis 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 will 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. Yes, there is life after shopping.

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    The Great Disruption
    Why the Climate Crisis Will Bring on the End of Shopping and the Birth of a New World
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Paul Gilding, Narrator Antony Ferguson
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 165 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 204 g
    ISBN 13: 9781452605456
    ISBN 10: 1452605459

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    LC classification: HM861 .G55 2011C
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    Edition statement
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Imprint name
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Publication date
    19 December 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Old Saybrook, CT
    Author Information
    Paul Gilding is an international thought leader and advocate for sustainability and a member of the core faculty for the Cambridge University Program for Sustainability Leadership. Antony Ferguson, a native of London, England, is a classically trained actor and has appeared in numerous productions in London, Off Broadway, and Regional theater. As a voice actor, he has over fifty audiobooks to his credit.
    Review quote
    "If you're planning to stick around for the 21st century, this might be a useful book to consult." ---Bill McKibben, author of Eaarth