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Published: 01 March 2012

304 Pages


ISBN: 9780199829361

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Down to the Wire

Confronting Climate Collapse

David W. Orr

  • Includes a new preface
  • Clarifies the obscured truth about climate change that changes everything, for no matter what we do today, we are in for a hell of a ride
  • Explains how policy debate must recognize that climate change is a condition with which we will have to contend for a long time to come; and creates groundwork by examples of true leadership for a major modern paradigm shift
  • Identifies the disconnect between scientific facts and public policy over what's necessary and what's possible
  • Tells us how we can make changes to create an environmentally sound future and that even with some dark prospects there is hope for the future of mankind
  • Neither doomsday nor prescriptive like so many other books, Orr teaches by positive examples what can go wrong and how it can be repaired