Climate of Hope

Climate of Hope

How Cities, Businesses, and Citizens Can Save the Planet

Book - 2017
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"In 2006, the documentary An Inconvenient Truth set off a heated political debate when it threatened that inaction on climate change would lead to a dark and frightening future by 2016. Well, that ten year window has closed--and we have neither resolved the threats to our climate, nor gone past the point of no return. To Mayor Bloomberg and Carl Pope, it's clear that to treat climate change as either a lost cause or a non-issue is the wrong approach. Global leaders are stymied by the enormity of the doom-and-gloom scenarios. So what happens when you tell leaders that they can definitely--right now, this year--reduce the number of children who have asthma attacks, save thousands of Americans from dying of respiratory disease, cut energy bills, increase the security of our energy supply, make it easier for everyone to get around town, increase the number of jobs in their community--all while increasing the long-term stability of the global climate? That is actionable. That future is within our grasp. The changing climate should be seen as a series of discreet, manageable problems that should be attacked from all angles, each with a solution that can make our society healthier and our economy stronger. In these times, when it's less and less clear if the federal government will be willing to tackle climate change, Bloomberg and Pope lay out a powerfully persuasive argument about how cities can play an outsize role in fighting and reversing the dangerous effects of a warming planet. Together they lay out the economic and personal health reasons for businesses and individual citizens to support climate change action plans"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2017.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781250142078
1250142075
Branch Call Number: 363.73874 BLO
Characteristics: 264 pages : colour illustrations, colour maps
Additional Contributors: Pope, Carl

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johnulee
Jan 12, 2018

Pretty good elaboration as to what is actually happening, i.e. confirming data about where excess pollution and dangerous heating gasses exist... and then what is actually being done by corporations and governments to change their practices by being more efficient. The biggest problem this movement has in its framing as global warming (even though that is the ultimate result). In todays world of antagonistic politics shading everything, it is nice to know that companies understand the value of becoming more efficient and then acting on it... for everyones benefit.

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kpelish
Nov 13, 2017

There's a bit of humble-bragging by both men about the roles they've played in leading the fight against climate change. That said, people interested in better understanding the considerable clout that cities, mayors, and ordinary coalitions can have--regardless of the Republican party's attempt to dismantle environmental protections--will enjoy this book and its message of perseverance.

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StarGladiator
Jun 28, 2017

This is the same biollionaire idiot who appointed sleazoid jobs-offshoring maniac Jack Welch as his // education czar \\ when he was NYC's mayor?!?!?!?!

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