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Read online Atmosphere of Hope: Searching for Solutions to the Climate Crisis.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Atmosphere of Hope: Searching for Solutions to the Climate Crisis A decade ago Tim Flannery s international bestseller i The Weather Makers i was one of the first books to break the topic of climate change out into the general conversation Today Earth s climate system is fast approaching a crisis Political leadership has not kept up and public engagement with the issue of climate change has declined Opinion is divided between technological optimists and pessimists who feel that catastrophe is inevitable The publication of this new book is timed for the lead up to the Climate Change Conference in Paris in December which aims to achieve a legally binding and universal agreement on climate from all the nations in the world This book anticipates and will influence the debates .

Time is running out but catastrophe is not inevitable Around the world people are now living with the consequences of an altered climate with intensified and more frequent storms wildfires droughts and floods For some it s already a question of survival Drawing on the latest science Flannery gives a snapshot of the trouble we are in and more crucially proposes a new way forward including rapidly progressing clean technologies and a third way of soft geo engineering Tim Flannery with his inimitable style makes this urgent issue compelling and accessible This is a must read for anyone interested in our global future by Tim Flannery

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Atmosphere of Hope: Searching for Solutions to the Climate Crisis
Title:Atmosphere of Hope: Searching for Solutions to the Climate Crisis
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ISBN:0802124062
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Number of Pages:256
Category:Non fiction, Science, Environment, Ecology, Climate change
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We stand at a crossroads where comprehension of our place in nature of our true abilities and of our history is supremely important We have formed a global civilisation of unprecedented might driven forward by the power of our minds a civilisation which is transforming our Earth We are masters of technology and of comprehension but it s what we believe that may from now on determine our fate br br Tim Flannery s first major book since The Weather Makers charts the history of life on our planet Here on Earth which draws its points of departure from Darwin and Wallace Lovelock and Dawkins is an extraordinary exploration of evolution and sustainability Our success as a species has had disastrous effects on many of the Earth s ecosystems and could lead to our downfall But equally Flannery argues we are now equipped as never before to explore our true relationship with the planet on which our biological economic and cultural futures depend Here on Earth is not just a dazzling account of life on our planet It will change the way you live, Flannery travels to the unexplored regions of New Guinea in search of species that science has yet to discover or classify He finds many from a community of giant cave bats that were supposedly extinct to the elusive black and white tree kangaroo and along the way has a wealth of unforgettable adventures Flannery scales cliffs descends into caverns and cheats death both from disease and at the hands of the local cannibals who wish to take revenge on his clan of wildlife scientists He eventually befriends the tribespeople who become companions in his quest and whose contributions to his research prove invaluable In New Guinea pidgin throwim way leg means to take the first step of a long journey The journey in this book is a wild ride full of natural wonders and Flannery s trademark wit a tour de force of travelogue anthropology and natural history, No description available, A lively collection of extraordinary stories of adventure and discovery The Explorers tells the epic saga of the conquest and settlement of Australia Editor Tim Flannery selects sixty seven accounts that convey the sense of wonder and discovery along with the human dimensions of struggle and deprivation which occurred in the exploration of the last continent to be fully mapped by Europeans Beginning with the story of Dutch captain Willem Janz s expedition at Cape York the bloody outcome of which would sadly foreshadow future relations between colonists and Aboriginal peoples and running through Robyn Davidson s camelback ride through the desolate Outback deserts The Explorers bristles with the enterprise that Flannery explains as heroic for nowhere else did explorers face such an obdurate country