The Resource Now or Never

Now or Never

Label
Now or Never
Title
Now or Never
Statement of responsibility
Tim Flannery
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In Now or Never, internationally acclaimed author Tim Flannery has written a book that is at once a forceful call to action to combat global warming and a deeply and often surprisingly pragmatic road map toward sustainability. Utilizing the most up-to-the-minute data available, Flannery examines the environmental challenges we face and their potential solutions in both the big picture and in specific detail. This brilliant book explores everything from techniques for storing the carbon that dead plants release into the earth to the fragile balancing act between energy demands and food supply in India and China, from carbon-trading schemes in South America to a recent collaboration between a Danish wind-energy company and an automobile manufacturer that may produce a viable electric car and end the reign of big oil. Rather than looking backward to assign blame or weeping in despair, Flannery is looking forward in the belief that "a sense of hopelessness is just as great a danger to our future as the bankrupt philosophies of the recent past. Even world-weariness, a resignation to destruction, is profoundly inimical to sustainability, because its adherents believe that the fate of our planet is already sealed. If the British had thought that way in 1941, we might be living in a very different world."Now or Never is a powerful, thought-provoking, and essential book that burns with Flannery's characteristic mix of passion, scientific precision, and "offhand interdisciplinary brilliance" (Entertainment Weekly)
Summary
Offers a powerful argument for immediate action on climate change, discussing issues ranging from balancing energy demands and food supply in India and China to the possibility of a viable electric car that could spell the end of big oil
Writing style
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
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10137094
Cataloging source
N$T
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1956-
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  • Flannery, Tim
  • Page, Michael
Dewey number
306.20994
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Read by Michael Page
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  • Science
  • Nonfiction
Target audience
adult
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why we must act now to end climate change and create a sustainable future
Label
Now or Never
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Publication
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9781400193868
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Now or Never
Publication
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digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
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9781400193868
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