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The Future We Choose

Surviving the Climate Crisis
Length: 4 hrs and 47 mins
Categories: Non-fiction, Environment
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We can survive the climate crisis. This book tells us how.

Practical, optimistic and empowering, The Future We Choose is a book for every generation, for all of us who feel powerless in the face of the climate crisis.

We have two choices for our future, which is still unwritten. It will be shaped by who we choose to be right now. So, how can we change the story of the world?

The Future We Choose is a passionate call to arms from former UN Executive Secretary for Climate Change, Christiana Figueres, and Tom Rivett-Carnac, senior political strategist for the Paris Agreement. We are still able to stave off the worst and manage the long-term effects of climate change, but we have to act now. We know what we need to do, and we have everything we need to do it. 

This is the final hour: it can be our finest.

But we must act now.

©2020 Christina Figueres and Tom Rivett-Carnac (P)2020 Bonnier Books UK

Critic reviews

"One of the most inspiring books I have ever read." (Yuval Noah Harari)

"Figueres and Rivett-Carnac dare to tell us how our response can create a better, fairer world." (Naomi Klein)

"Inspirational, compassionate and clear. The time to read this is now." (Mark Ruffalo)

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How to survive the climate crisis

There is a lot a scare mongering over climate change and many people, me included, are painfully aware of the issue but feel helpless to stop it.
This book by Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, Chistiana Figeures , daughter of former Costa Rica president Jose Figueres Ferrer; and Tom Rivett-Carmac from the UK who is descendent of former chairman of the East India company, Their geopolitical backgrounds could not be more different but they are galvanised in their opposition to the causes and the impacts of greenhouse gases and the resultant climate change that we have all witnessed over the past twenty years.
This book proves there is more to the climate crisis than Greta Thunberg and provides compelling evidence for anyone who has ever been in any doubt about whether this is real or not. The authors take the reader / listener to the cliff edge to demonstrate what could happen if the world does not adhere to the promises made in the Paris Agreement and then give practical and relevant advice via a 10 point plan as to how we can all do our bit to protect the planet from overheating. This is a survival guide that we should all read.

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Essential reading for all humans

An inspiring, beautifully written and thought provoking call to action. Both heart-breaking and optimistic, this is the manual we all need to jolt us into action for 2020.

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Empowering

I now feel empowered by what I need to do as a citizen of our precious world.

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Inspiring

Excellent book. Realistic but hopeful. We CAN defeat climate change. Let's get to work, folk!