by: Herbert Girardet, Miguel Mendonca
Climate change and energy shortages are set to become the greatest challenges for humanity in the twenty-first century. While a few reports have given some indication about what can be done to come to grips with these problems, very little has been written about how these necessary changes can be brought about. A Renewable World outlines the key steps needed to make the crucial transition actually happen.
The latest climate research indicates that the challenge facing us is not just the reduction of our annual global emissions of greenhouse gases, but of their actual concentrations in the atmosphere. After years of inaction, urgent and comprehensive action is now needed to turn an existential crisis for humanity into an opportunity to secure the well-being and prosperity of present and future generations.
This book shows how we can:Accelerate the renewable energy revolutionRenew our local economies and our urban habitatRenew the living systems of planet earthRenew and invigorate international cooperationIllustrated in full color, A Renewable World deals with a variety of urgent issues in a holistic, comprehensive, and accessible way.