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Optimism demands action. Optimism is an active choice. Optimism is not naive, and it is not impossible. 

We are living in an age of turmoil, destruction and uncertainty. Global warming has reached terrifying heights of severity, human expansion has caused the extinction of countless species and neoliberalism has led to a destructive divide in wealth and a polarisation of mainstream politics. But, there is a constructive way to meet this challenge, there is a reason to keep on fighting and there are plenty of reasons for optimism. 

Lily Cole has met with some of the millions of people around the world who are working on solutions to our biggest challenges and committed to creating a more sustainable and peaceful future for humanity. Exploring issues from fast fashion to fast food and renewable energy to gender equality and featuring interviews with Sir David Attenborough, Sir Paul McCartney, Elon Musk and Extinction Rebellion co-founder Professor Gail Bradbrook, Who Cares Wins is a beacon of hope in dark times.

This book is a rousing call to action that will leave you feeling hopeful that we can make a difference. We are the ancestors of our future: a generation who will either be celebrated for their activism or blamed for its apathy. It is for us to choose optimism, to make a change and to show what is possible.

©2020 Lily Cole (P)2020 Penguin Audio

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  • 27-11-21

Excellent look into how we can make difference

A positive message about our troubling times. I binged the podcast and then the book, and found both moving and inspiring. An diverse collection of topics and viewpoints assembled together into a coherent and compelling book. I've recommended it many times as no matter how much you're committed, Lily holds your hand and encourages you to do better.

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Heavy yet softly spoken…

Lily Cole narrates her book beautifully, at times it got overwhelming yet with her voice delivering the message I kept listening.
Nothing is impossible so we must keep going and find solutions to the environmental crisis within our planetary boundaries. As it was written before coronavirus I would love to know her thoughts on the impact of what we are going through now…

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Thoroughly enjoyed and would recommend

A very well researched and well rounded book, looking at the climate change crisis from every angle, reaching out to seek and not discount opposing points of views. At the heart of it s Lily's own story, her hints at her history, place in the world, and her descriptions of her daughter growing into the world give a personal stance that is welcoming the listener to relate to her, and her point of view. I listened to this and the podcast side by side, and felt that the full rounded experience both mediums offer of her interviewees voice through the podcast, and then her intelligent translation into the case she weaves in the book to be great reiteration and insightful. Thank you Liky for sharing your investigation, interpretation, and opening doors for more thought and action

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Stressful but good to know the facts

worth a listen, heavy and upsetting at times but the facts must be known. Well researched

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thought provoking

Brilliantly written and read. A must listen in climate change books. Up to date. Full of information and optimism. Finished in 2 days. filled with useful facts. Narration excellent. Wonderfully balanced and really inspiring - if only all "celebrities" could use their platform in such a thorough and tangible way!

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Must read

One of the best books I listened to in the past months. I will probably buy the hardcopy to read some passages again.