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What We Need To Do Now: For A Zero Carbon Future

£9.99

‘What We Need To Do Now’ sets out a comprehensive programme of action to counter the threats to our environment. It is a manifesto for individuals and groups around the world that are seeking urgent action on climate breakdown and other threats. The book emphasises the importance, and relative simplicity, of decarbonising our energy supply but also stresses that this is a small part of the switch to a sustainable planet. Among many other urgent transitions, we also need to focus on changing the agricultural system and reducing our hugely wasteful use of resources. And, fundamentally, we need to ensure that the transition to a zero carbon world benefits the less well-off and reinvigorates the smaller cities and towns around the world that have been left behind.

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Shortlisted for the Wainwright PrizeThe UK has declared a ‘climate emergency’ and pledged to become carbon neutral by 2050. So how do we get there? Drawing on actions, policies and technologies already emerging around the world, Chris Goodall sets out the ways to achieve this. His proposals include: -Building a huge over-capacity of wind and solar energy, storing the excess as hydrogen. -Using hydrogen to fuel our trains, shipping, boilers and heavy industry, while electrifying buses, trucks and cars. -Farming – and eating – differently, encouraging plant-based alternatives to meat-paying farmers to plant and maintain woodlands. -Making fashion sustainable and aviation pay its way, funding synthetic fuels and genuine offsets. -Using technical solutions to capture CO2 from the air, and biochar to lock carbon in the soil.What We Need To Do Now is an urgent, practical and inspiring book that signals a green new deal for Britain.

Additional information

Weight 0.304 kg
Dimensions 20.4 × 13.8 × 2.4 cm
Author

Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Hardback

Pages

215

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

363.7387460941 (edition:23)

Readership

College – higher education / Code: F