In Climate of Hope, Bloomberg and Pope offer an optimistic look at the challenge of climate change, the solutions they believe hold the greatest promise, and the practical steps that are necessary to achieve them.
Author: Michael Bloomberg
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From Mayor Michael Bloomberg and former head of the Sierra Club Carl Pope comes a manifesto on how the benefits of taking action on climate change are concrete, immediate, and immense. They explore climate change solutions that will make the world healthier and more prosperous, aiming to begin a new type of conversation on the issue that will spur bolder action by cities, businesses, and citizens—and even, someday, by Washington. "Climate of Hope is an inspiring must read." —Former Vice President Al Gore, Chairman of The Climate Reality Project “Climate change threatens to reshape the future of our world's population centers. Bloomberg and Pope have been leaders on fortifying our cities against this threat, and their book proves that victory is possible—and imperative.” —Leonardo DiCaprio "If Trump is looking for a blueprint, he could not do better than to read a smart new book, Climate of Hope." —Thomas Friedman in The New York Times ~ The 2016 election left many people who are concerned about the environment fearful that progress on climate change would come screeching to a halt. But not Michael Bloomberg and Carl Pope. Bloomberg, an entrepreneur and former mayor of New York City, and Pope, a lifelong environmental leader, approach climate change from different perspectives, yet they arrive at similar conclusions. Without agreeing on every point, they share a belief that cities, businesses, and citizens can lead—and win—the battle against climate change, no matter which way the political winds in Washington may shift. In Climate of Hope, Bloomberg and Pope offer an optimistic look at the challenge of climate change, the solutions they believe hold the greatest promise, and the practical steps that are necessary to achieve them. Writing from their own experiences, and sharing their own stories from government, business, and advocacy, Bloomberg and Pope provide a road map for tackling the most complicated challenge the world has ever faced. Along the way, they turn the usual way of thinking about climate change on its head: from top down to bottom up, from partisan to pragmatic, from costs to benefits, from tomorrow to today, and from fear to hope.
Climate of Hope: How Cities, Businesses and Citizens Can Save the Planet (
2017) is a collaboration between businessman, philanthropist, and former New
York City mayor Michael Bloomberg and longtime environmentalist and former
And once we are in the realm of futurity, the theological virtue of hope becomes
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their book Climate of Hope: How Cities, Businesses, and Citizens Can Save the Planet.
Author: Kristen Poole
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
What does climate change have to do with religion and spirituality? Even though a changing environment will have a dire impact on human populations—affecting everything from food supply to health to housing—the vast majority of Americans do not consider climate change a moral or a religious issue. Yet the damage of climate change, a phenomenon to which we all contribute through our collective carbon emissions, presents an unprecedented ethical problem, one that touches a foundational moral principle of Christianity: Jesus’s dictate to love the neighbor. This care for the neighbor stretches across time as well as space. We are called to care for the neighbors of the future as well as those of the present. How can we connect the ethical considerations of climate change—the knowledge that our actions directly or indirectly cause harm to others—to our individual and collective spiritual practice? Christianity in a Time of Climate Change offers a series of reflective essays that consider the Christian ethics of climate change and suggest ways to fold the neighbors of the future into our spiritual lives as an impetus to meaningful personal, social, and ultimately environmental transformations.
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Author: Thom Brooks
Climate change confronts us with our most pressing challenges today. The global consensus is clear that human activity is mostly to blame for its harmful effects, but there is disagreement about what should be done. While no shortage of proposals from ecological footprints and the polluter pays principle to adaptation technology and economic reforms, each offers a solution – but is climate change a problem we can solve? In this provocative new book, these popular proposals for ending or overcoming the threat of climate change are shown to offer no easy escape and each rest on an important mistake. Thom Brooks argues that a future environmental catastrophe is an event we can only delay or endure, but not avoid. This raises new ethical questions about how we should think about climate change. How should we reconceive sustainability without a status quo? Why is action more urgent and necessary than previously thought? What can we do to motivate and inspire hope? Many have misunderstood the kind of problem that climate change presents – as well as the daunting challenges we must face and overcome. Climate Change Ethics for an Endangered World is a critical guide on how we can better understand the fragile world around us before it is too late. This innovative book will be of great interest to students and scholars of climate change, climate justice, environmental policy and environmental ethics.
Guy Dauncey's skills as an educator are on full display in this masterful work! -- Gary Gardner, Senior Researcher, Worldwatch Institute A lot has been written about climate change over the last few years, but this is a real cracker.
Author: Guy Dauncey
Publisher: New Society Publishers
Immediate and practical climate change solutions for everyone.
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Author: Robert K. Musil
Rejecting a gloomy forecast for the future of the planet, an award-winning scholar argues that the battle against global warming can and will be won by the grassroots efforts of individuals, explaining how the growing climate movement will produce unprecedented change in the economy, public health, energy, politics, and the home.
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Author: Hiroaki Suzuki
Publisher: World Bank Publications
The World Bank's new Eco2 Cities Initiative is strongly grounded in the realities and challenges faced by cities in developing countries. Over the past 30 years, Curitiba's sustained experiences have taught us that cost and affordability are not major barriers to achieving ecologically and economically sustainable urban development. Curitiba presents a creative and inspiring approach that can be adapted to the circumstances of almost any city. We are proud and honored that the World Bank has chosen to reflect on these lessons. Like many other cities across the world, Curitiba continues to work toward the social, cultural and economic inclusion of new generations of citizens who are in search of employment, education, a healthy living environment and a place they can proudly call their home. Today, as cities in developing countries face the pivotal and urgent challenge of urban sustainability, it is very encouraging to us that the World Bank has strongly and assertively moved forward with the launching of the Eco2 Cities Initiative. In the years to come, we look forward to working with this program. The World Bank now stands out as a committed partner of the city---a partner with the ability and mandate to drive meaningful and lasting change. Beto Richa, Mayor of Curitiba, Brazil rbanization in developing countries is a defining feature of the 21st century. About 90 percent of global urban growth now takes place in developing countries, and between 2000 and 2030, the entire built-up urban area in developing countries is projected to triple. Global urban expansion poses a fundamental challenge and opportunity for cities, nations and the international development community. It sets forth before us a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to plan, develop, build and manage cities that are simultaneously more ecologically and economically sustainable. We have a short time horizon within which to affect the trajectory of urbanization in a lasting and powerful way. The decisions we make together today can lock-in systemic benefits for current and future generations. The Eco2 Cities Initiative appears at a critical historic juncture in relation to this challenge and opportunity.
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This volume provides a unique and vital contribution to ongoing conversations about urban sustainability by looking beyond the promises, propaganda, and policies associated with the concept in order to explore both its mythic meanings and ...
Author: Cindy Isenhour
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Cities play a pivotal but paradoxical role in the future of our planet. As world leaders and citizens grapple with the consequences of growth, pollution, climate change, and waste, urban sustainability has become a ubiquitous catchphrase and a beacon of hope. Yet, we know little about how the concept is implemented in daily life - particularly with regard to questions of social justice and equity. This volume provides a unique and vital contribution to ongoing conversations about urban sustainability by looking beyond the promises, propaganda, and policies associated with the concept in order to explore both its mythic meanings and the practical implications in a variety of everyday contexts. The authors present ethnographic studies from cities in eleven countries and six continents. Each chapter highlights the universalized assumptions underlying interpretations of sustainability while elucidating the diverse and contradictory ways in which people understand, incorporate, advocate for, and reject sustainability in the course of their daily lives.
Author: United States. National Commission on Urban ProblemsPublish On: 1968
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Author: United States. National Commission on Urban Problems
Author: United States. National Commission on Urban ProblemsPublish On: 1968
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