Facing Climate Chaos and Other Global Challengeswith contributing author Frances Moore Lappé Buy Now
Environmental and human catastrophe looms ever larger for planet Earth. Powerful action is required now to turn a deepening global crisis into an unprecedented opportunity for positive change. This book shows how a dramatic transformation of how humans relate to the Earth, and to one another, can be achieved.
Surviving the Century is the first major publication by the World Future Council (WFC), a new international voice for future generations. Reflecting the positive mission of the WFC, each chapter addresses a different critical issue in a systematic and constructive way, describing and analysing the topic before indicating real solutions. The eight main issues covered are: countering climate chaos, renewable energy policy, local farming systems, rainforests and climate change, creating sustainable cities, cradle to cradle production systems, a radical vision for trade and creating a living democracy.
Containing a restrained but deeply felt passion, this book combines wisdom with an intense idealism about how mankind can make the radical changes necessary to deal with the issues that threaten our very existence."
—Nature Reports Climate Change
Table of Contents
Introduction: Future? What Future?
Chapter 1: Climate Chaos
Chapter 2: Renewable energy is the future
Chapter 3: How to feed people under a regime of Climate Change
Chapter 4: Climate and the Amazon
Chapter 5: Creating Sustainable and Liveable Cities
Chapter 6: Cradle to Cradle Production
Chapter 7: A Radical New Vision for the World Trading System
Chapter 8: What Democracy? The Danger of Thin Democracy & the Promise of Living Democracy