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Race for Tomorrow

Survival, Innovation and Profit on the Front Lines of the Climate Crisis

Simon Mundy



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01 December 2021
As heard on BBC Radio 4's Start the Week with Andrew Marr One of the Financial Times' best books of 2021 One of Geographical magazine's top ten books of 2021 In this extraordinary journey through twenty-six countries, Simon Mundy meets the people on the front lines of the climate crisis, showing how the struggle to respond is already reshaping the modern world - shattering communities, shaking up global business, and propelling a groundbreaking wave of cutting-edge innovation.

HOW is China's green energy push driving a hazardous mining rush in Congo?

WHY is a maverick scientist building a home for engineered mammoths in northeast Siberia?

CAN an Israeli fake meat startup make a fortune while helping to save the Amazon?

WILL Greenland's melting sea ice put its people at the centre of a global power struggle?

WHO are the entrepreneurs chasing breakthroughs in fusion power, electric cars, and technology to suck carbon from the atmosphere?

As the impacts of climate change cascade across the planet and the global economy, who is battling to survive the worst impacts - and who is chasing the most lucrative rewards?

Telling unforgettable human stories from six continents, this is an account of disaster, of promise, of frantic adaptation and relentless innovation, of hope, of survival, and of the forces that will define our future.

More praise

'Vivid and informed' ADAM NICOLSON

'I took a great sense of hope' RICHARD POWERS

'Reads like a thriller' MARK LYNAS

'An inspiring piece of work that deserves a broad audience' MICHAEL E. MANN

'Utterly unlike any book yet written in this field' ANAND MAHINDRA

'Gripping ... A must-read for every concerned global citizen' NANDAN NILEKANI
Imprint:   HARPER360
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 153mm,  Spine: 31mm
Weight:   580g
ISBN:   9780008394301
ISBN 10:   000839430X
Pages:   400
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Simon Mundy began his reporting career in Johannesburg, where he covered Southern Africa for the Financial Times. After a stint writing on the London financial sector he spent seven years in Asia, as FT bureau head in Seoul and then Mumbai. He was born in the UK.

Reviews for Race for Tomorrow: Survival, Innovation and Profit on the Front Lines of the Climate Crisis

'In Race for Tomorrow, journalist Simon Mundy takes us on a trip around the world, from the southern end of South America to the northern reaches of Greenland, telling the extraordinary tales of ordinary people of all stripes who are already finding themselves on the frontlines of the climate crisis. Read this book both to understand the urgency of climate action, and to recognize, too, the agency we still have in averting a catastrophic climate future. It's an inspiring piece of work that deserves a broad audience' Michael E. Mann, Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science, Penn State University, and author of The New Climate War 'Simon Mundy has crossed the world, putting a human face on the most important story of our times. This book is eloquent and humane - a vital work of storytelling' Henry Mance, author of How to Love Animals in a Human-Shaped World 'Simon Mundy's vivid and informed despatches from the frontline of climate change reveal not only the catastrophes imposed by global warming (which are hidden from most of us) but the best and brightest of responses to them ... Don't wait. Read it now before the race is lost' Adam Nicolson, author of The Sea is Not Made of Water

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