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Dangerous Years : Climate Change, the Long Emergency, and the Way Forward - Reprint by David W. Orr

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A leading environmental thinker takes a hard look at the obstacles and possibilities on the long road to sustainability  

This gripping, deeply thoughtful book considers future of civilization in the light of what we know about climate change and related threats. David Orr, an award-winning, internationally recognized leader in the field of sustainability and environmental education, pulls no punches: even with the Paris Agreement of 2015, Earth systems will not reach a new equilibrium for centuries. Earth is becoming a different planet—more threadbare and less biologically diverse, with more acidic oceans and a hotter, more capricious climate. Furthermore, technology will not solve complex problems of sustainability.
Yet we are not fated to destroy the Earth, Orr insists. He imagines sustainability as a quest and a transition built upon robust and durable democratic and economic institutions, as well as changes in heart and mindset. The transition, he writes, is beginning from the bottom up in communities and neighborhoods. He lays out specific principles and priorities to guide us toward enduring harmony between human and natural systems.
Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 300 p. ;
Genre: Science, Nature
Sub-Genre: Global Warming & Climate Change, Environmental Conservation + Protection
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Yale Univ Pr
Author: David W. Orr
Language: English
Street Date: March 27, 2018
TCIN: 53523024
UPC: 9780300234602
Item Number (DPCI): 248-76-8370
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