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How To Save Our Planet

The Facts

Mark A. Maslin



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Penguin Life
03 August 2021
The ultimate handbook of irrefutable facts for saving the planet and fighting against climate change.

How can we save our planet and survive the 21st century? How can you argue with deniers? How can we create positive change in the midst of the climate crisis? Professor Mark Maslin has the key facts that we need to protect our future.

Global awareness of climate change is growing rapidly. Science has proven that our planet and species are facing a massive environmental crisis. How to Save Our Planet is a call to action, guaranteed to equip everyone with the knowledge needed to make change.

We need to deal with- climate change, environmental destruction, global poverty and ensure everyone's security. We have the technology. We have the resources. We have the money. We have the scientists, the entrepreneurs and the innovators. We lack the politics and policies to make your vision of a better world happen.

This is your go-to handbook for saving our precious planet. From the history of our planet and species, to the potential of individuals and our power to create a better future, Maslin inspires optimism in these bleak times. It's time to face the facts and save our planet from, and for, ourselves.
Imprint:   Penguin Life
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 181mm,  Width: 111mm,  Spine: 16mm
Weight:   143g
ISBN:   9780241472521
ISBN 10:   0241472520
Pages:   256
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  Professional and scholarly ,  ELT Advanced ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Mark A. Maslin is Professor of Earth System Science at University College London and a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit scholar. Mark is the author of 8 popular books including The Human Planet and Cradle of Humanity, which Professor Brian Cox called 'exhilarating'. His next book, How to Save Our Planet- The Facts, will be published in May 2021.

Reviews for How To Save Our Planet: The Facts

Punchy and to the point. No beating around the bush. This brilliant book contains all the information we need to have in our back pocket in order to move forward * Christiana Figueres, author of The Future We Choose * A valuable resource, in that epic struggle, now underway, to head off apocalypse. Mark does not pull punches about the nightmare that we are staring down the barrel of. And he is helpfully clear that we cannot now prevent disasters: they are here, and we are going to have to adapt to a rising tide of them. But he is right that there is enormous scope for us to act, collectively, to slow down that rising tide - and even perhaps, even now, to create an ecotopia on Earth * Prof. Rupert Read, former Extinction Rebellion spokesperson; author, PARENTS FOR A FUTURE, and co-author, FACING UP TO CLIMATE REALITY * How to Save Our Planet has a compelling and crystal clear narrative but Mark Maslin has done so much more for us. By marshalling all the facts, by giving a reference for every single one of them, he has made this slim volume both a sword of truth and the doorway to a much deeper understanding of the facts * Vivienne Parry OBE, Writer and broadcaster * A timely and important book, not only laying out the facts - what we know and how we know it - but suggesting real solutions to the challenges facing us * Professor Alice Roberts, Anatomist, author & broadcaster, Professor of Public Engagement in Science, University of Birmingham * Ideological debates on Global Warming often produce a fog of confusion in public life. This book cuts through that fog and suggests a way forward. The handy list of salutary and indisputable facts that Maslin has assembled here will ensure that How to Save Our Planet will serve as a much-needed guidebook that will help us negotiate our disorienting times * Dipesh Chakrabarty, author of The Climate of History in a Planetary Age (forthcoming March 2021) * Mark Maslin's book is a fact-bomb, one that blasts through climate denial to clear a path for action on the greatest threat that our planet faces * Roger Highfield, Science Director, Science Museum * In How to Save Our Planet, Mark Maslin is like an environmental pathologist stripping away the superfluous and cutting to the very heart of the problem with a brilliant clarity. This book is like a roadmap to recovery for humanity by informing and inspiring in equal measure. It is a book every human needs to have to hand as we tackle this crisis head on * Bella Lack, Conservationist and Environmental Activist * Climate change facts have never been as understandable or as compelling as in Professor Maslin's book. This is a book to be read, understood and acted upon * Christiana Figueres, former Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) 2010-2016, author of The Future We Choose * How to Save Our Planet: The Facts is a much needed evidence-based handbook and rallying cry for urgent climate action. Professor Mark Maslin unfolds the magnitude of what humans have done to our precious planet while pointing to how we can solve the climate emergency before it is too late * Jennifer Morgan, Executive Director, Greenpeace International *

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