Can We Save The Planet?

A primer for the 21st century

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A topical, well-balanced and in-depth book that surveys the detrimental impact humans have had on the planet over the last 250 years, and evaluates what we can do to reverse the damage.

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Alice Bell

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The Big Idea shortlisted for series design in the British Design and Production Awards

The effects of global warming are being felt around the world through climate change, and images of our rivers and oceans choking with plastic have provoked an instinctive horrified reaction. In response, governments, corporations and individuals are beginning to change their policies and behaviour – but is it too little, too late? Is it possible to reverse the damage we have done to the planet, or have we reached the point where we are only able to manage the problems and devastation caused? This engaging and incisive volume offers insightful analysis of a range of key issues including deforestation, global warming and single use plastics, while evaluating whether – and how – it may just be possible to mend our planet.

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Weight 337 g
Dimensions 15.3 x 22.9 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 1 May 2020
Number of pages 144
Format Paperback / softback
Contributors Edited by Matthew Taylor
Dimensions 15.3 x 22.9 cm
Weight 337 g
Alice Bell is co-director at climate change charity Possible. She has also worked as an academic and journalist, establishing an interdisciplinary course on climate change at Imperial College London and writing for a range of publications including the Guardian, the Observer and The Times. Matthew Taylor is Chief Executive of the RSA, a 250-year old British institution devoted to enriching society through ideas and action to deliver a 21st-century enlightenment. A writer, public speaker and broadcaster, he has written widely on policy, politics, public service reform and cultural theory, and frequently appears on Newsnight, The Daily Politics, and Radio 4's Today and The Moral Maze. He was previously General Secretary and Chief Executive of the Institute for Public Policy Research, Britain's leading think tank.