Humanity is sliding toward a collision between global warming, resource depletion, and population growth. The evidence is daunting but we are hampered by anti-science demagogues who tell us everything's okay, that we'll run forever on our current course. The problem we are facing is on a global scale, far beyond any individual. It can be overwhelming and it is difficult to remain cheerful. However, in Ten Journeys on a Fragile Planet, journalist Rod Taylor interviews ten outstanding Australians who have - and are - doing something to confront the perilous state of the environment. This book tells their stories.