Can We Save The Planet? The Big Idea


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The effects of global warming are being felt around the world through climate change, and images of our rivers and oceans choking with plastic have provoked an instinctive horrified reaction. In response, governments, corporations and individuals are beginning to change their policies and behaviour – but is it too little, too late? Is it possible to reverse the damage we have done to the planet, or have we reached the point where we are only able to manage the problems and devastation caused? This engaging and incisive volume offers insightful analysis of a range of key issues including deforestation, global warming and single use plastics, while evaluating whether – and how – it may just be possible to mend our planet.Table of Contents: Introduction, The Human Planet, A Crisis Situation, The Techno-fix, Political Solutions, Conclusion, Further Reading


About the Author

Alice Bell is co-director at climate change charity Possible. She has also worked as an academic and journalist, establishing an interdisciplinary course on climate change at Imperial College London and writing for a range of publications including the Guardian, the Observer and The Times. Matthew Taylor is Chief Executive of the RSA, a 250-year old British institution devoted to enriching society through ideas and action to deliver a 21st-century enlightenment. A writer, public speaker and broadcaster, he has written widely on policy, politics, public service reform and cultural theory, and frequently appears on Newsnight, The Daily Politics, and Radio 4’s Today and The Moral Maze. He was previously General Secretary and Chief Executive of the Institute for Public Policy Research, Britain’s leading think tank.

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