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Books > Earth & environment > The environment > Pollution & threats to the environment > Global warming

South Africa's Survival Guide To Climate Change (Paperback): Sipho Kings, Sarah Wild South Africa's Survival Guide To Climate Change (Paperback)
Sipho Kings, Sarah Wild
R290 R240 Discovery Miles 2 400 Save R50 (17%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Survival: The state or fact of continuing to live or exist, typically in spite of an accident, ordeal, or difficult circumstances.

Climate change: A change in global or regional climate patterns, in particular, a change apparent from the mid to late 20th century onwards and attributed largely to the increased levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide produced by the use of fossil fuels.

This is a survival guide. It rests on the idea that we could possibly survive a changing climate. Temperatures are already climbing, sea levels are rising and parts of South Africa are on their way to being uninhabitable. Life is already incredibly hard for many people and nobody will be exempt from climate change. Circumstances are going to get a lot more difficult very soon, and we need a plan. This is a practical handbook that explores what climate change is likely to mean for us as South Africans, how we can prepare for it, and how we can – in our everyday lives – help to mitigate the impacts it will have.

Wanted Dead & Alive - The Case For South Africa's Cattle (Paperback): Gregory Mthembu-Salter Wanted Dead & Alive - The Case For South Africa's Cattle (Paperback)
Gregory Mthembu-Salter
R250 R207 Discovery Miles 2 070 Save R43 (17%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Given what we know about climate change, should we still be raising and eating cattle? And how do we weigh the cultural and economic value of cattle against their environmental impact? This engaging book brings history, science, economics and popular culture together in a timely discussion about whether current practices can be justified in a period of rapid climate change.

Journalist Gregory Mthembu-Salter first encountered South Africa’s love of cattle during his own lobola negotiations. The book traces his personal journey through kraals, rangelands and feedlots across South Africa to find out more about the national hunger for cattle. He takes a broad sweep – drawing on such diverse sources as politicians involved in land reform, history, braai-side interviews with cattle farmers and abattoir owners, conversations with his mother-in-law, and analysis of cutting-edge science.

Mthembu-Salter suggests that perhaps 'cattle can remain wanted and treasured … more as living assets, kept in modest numbers on land where crops will not thrive, whose beef is eaten rarely – and, when it is, is savoured.'

The Climate Crisis - South African & Global Democratic Eco-Socialist Alternatives (Paperback): Vishwas Satgar The Climate Crisis - South African & Global Democratic Eco-Socialist Alternatives (Paperback)
Vishwas Satgar 3
R385 R318 Discovery Miles 3 180 Save R67 (17%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Capitalism’s addiction to fossil fuels is heating our planet at a pace and scale never before experienced.

Extreme weather patterns, rising sea levels and accelerating feedback loops are a commonplace feature of our lives. The number of environmental refugees is increasing and several island states and low-lying countries are becoming vulnerable. Corporate-induced climate change has set us on an ecocidal path of species extinction. Governments and their international platforms such as the Paris Climate Agreement deliver too little, too late. Most states, including South Africa, continue on their carbon-intensive energy paths, with devastating results. Political leaders across the world are failing to provide systemic solutions to the climate crisis. This is the context in which we must ask ourselves: how can people and class agency change this destructive course of history?

The Climate Crisis investigates ecosocialist alternatives that are emerging. It presents the thinking of leading climate justice activists, campaigners and social movements advancing systemic alternatives and developing bottom-up, just transitions to sustain life. Through a combination of theoretical and empirical work, the authors collectively examine the challenges and opportunities inherent in the current moment.

Most importantly, it explores ways to renew historical socialism with democratic, ecosocialist alternatives to meet current challenges in South Africa and the world.

On Time and Water (Hardcover, Main): Andri Snaer Magnason On Time and Water (Hardcover, Main)
Andri Snaer Magnason; Translated by Lytton Smith 1
R481 R392 Discovery Miles 3 920 Save R89 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Icelandic author and activist Andri Snaer Magnason's 'Letter to the Future', an extraordinary and moving eulogy for the lost Okjoekull glacier, made global news and was shared by millions. Now he attempts to come to terms with the issues we all face in his new book On Time and Water. Magnason writes of the melting glaciers, the rising seas and acidity changes that haven't been seen for 50 million years. These are changes that will affect all life on earth. Taking a path to climate science through ancient myths about sacred cows, stories of ancestors and relatives and interviews with the Dalai Lama, Magnason allows himself to be both personal and scientific. The result is an absorbing mixture of travel, history, science and philosophy.

Say No to Meat - Simple Tips and Easy Recipes to Help You Cut Out Animal Products (Paperback): Alexa Kaye Say No to Meat - Simple Tips and Easy Recipes to Help You Cut Out Animal Products (Paperback)
Alexa Kaye
R221 R146 Discovery Miles 1 460 Save R75 (34%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Cutting out animal products has never been easier! From eco to ethical, there are plenty of sound reasons to eat less meat. It's possible to make positive changes to your diet without radically altering your lifestyle - and you can still eat tasty, nutritious food without feeling like you're missing out. This practical book is full of nutritional tips, lifestyle hacks and delicious meat-free recipes, so that you'll find it easy to take the first step and make a difference.

Losing Earth - The Decade We Could Have Stopped Climate Change (Hardcover): Nathaniel Rich Losing Earth - The Decade We Could Have Stopped Climate Change (Hardcover)
Nathaniel Rich 1
R422 R332 Discovery Miles 3 320 Save R90 (21%) In stock

By 1979, we knew all that we know now about the science of climate change – what was happening, why it was happening, and how to stop it. Over the next ten years, we had the very real opportunity to stop it. Obviously, we failed.

Nathaniel Rich’s groundbreaking account of that failure – and how tantalizingly close we came to signing binding treaties that would have saved us all before the fossil fuels industry and politicians committed to anti-scientific denialism – is already a journalistic blockbuster, a full issue of the New York Times Magazine that has earned favorable comparisons to Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring and John Hersey’s Hiroshima. Rich has become an instant, in-demand expert and speaker. A major movie deal is already in place. It is the story, perhaps, that can shift the conversation.

In the book Losing Earth, Rich is able to provide more of the context for what did – and didn’t – happen in the 1980s and, more important, is able to carry the story fully into the present day and wrestle with what those past failures mean for us in 2019. It is not just an agonizing revelation of historical missed opportunities, but a clear-eyed and eloquent assessment of how we got to now, and what we can and must do before it's truly too late.

The Next Great Migration - The Beauty and Terror of Life on the Move (Hardcover): Sonia Shah The Next Great Migration - The Beauty and Terror of Life on the Move (Hardcover)
Sonia Shah
R667 R531 Discovery Miles 5 310 Save R136 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Our House is on Fire - Scenes of a Family and a Planet in Crisis (Paperback): Malena Ernman, Greta Thunberg, Beata Ernman,... Our House is on Fire - Scenes of a Family and a Planet in Crisis (Paperback)
Malena Ernman, Greta Thunberg, Beata Ernman, Svante Thunberg 1
R395 R316 Discovery Miles 3 160 Save R79 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

The profoundly moving story of how love, courage and determination brought Greta Thunberg's family back from the brink This is the story of a happy family whose life suddenly fell apart, never to be the same again. Of two devoted parents plunged into a waking nightmare as their eleven-year-old daughter Greta stopped speaking and eating, and her younger sister struggled to cope. They desperately searched for answers, and began to see how their children's suffering reached far beyond medical diagnoses. This crisis was not theirs alone: they were burned-out people on a burned-out planet. And so they decided to act. Our House is on Fire shows how, amid forces that tried to silence them, one family found ways to strengthen, heal, and gain courage from the love they had for each other - and for the living world. It is a parable of hope and determination in an emergency that affects us all.

We are the Weather - Saving the Planet Starts at Breakfast (Paperback): Jonathan Safran Foer We are the Weather - Saving the Planet Starts at Breakfast (Paperback)
Jonathan Safran Foer 1
R340 R272 Discovery Miles 2 720 Save R68 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

From the bestselling author of Eating Animals and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close - a brilliant, fresh take on climate change and what we can do about it

Climate crisis is the single biggest threat to human survival. And it is happening right now. We all understand that time is running out - but do we truly believe it? And, caught between the seemingly unimaginable and the apparently unthinkable, how can we take the first step towards action, to arrest our race to extinction?

We can begin with our knife and fork. The link between farming animals and the climate crisis is barely discussed, because giving up our meat-based diets feels like an impossible ask. But we don't have to go cold turkey. Cutting out animal products for just part of the day is enough to change the world.

The task of saving the planet will involve a great reckoning with ourselves - with our all-too-human reluctance to sacrifice immediate comfort for the sake of the future. But we have done it before and we can do it again. Collective action is the way to save our home and way of life. And it all starts with what we eat, and don't eat, for breakfast.

With his distinctive wit, insight and humanity, Jonathan Safran Foer presents the essential debate of our time as no one else could, bringing it to vivid and urgent life and offering us all a much-needed way out.

Time to Act - A Resource Book by the Christians in Extinction Rebellion (Paperback): Christian Climate Action Time to Act - A Resource Book by the Christians in Extinction Rebellion (Paperback)
Christian Climate Action 1
R286 R235 Discovery Miles 2 350 Save R51 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Christians of all ages, backgrounds and nationalities are getting involved, through prayer and protest, in the worldwide movement to tackle climate change and find more sustainable ways of living. If you're thinking of joining that movement, or if you're already part of it and want help in explaining and advocating it to others, this is the book for you. As well as short essays on the biblical and theological basis for Christian action against climate change, here are moving personal stories of people engaged in non-violent protest, along with some powerful sermons, prayers, liturgies and other resources for equipping and encouraging all involved.

The Future We Choose: Surviving The Climate Crisis (Paperback): Christiana Figueres, Tom Rivett-Carnac The Future We Choose: Surviving The Climate Crisis (Paperback)
Christiana Figueres, Tom Rivett-Carnac
R310 R248 Discovery Miles 2 480 Save R62 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

We can survive the climate crisis. This book shows us how.

We have two choices for our future, which is still unwritten. It will be shaped by who we choose to be right now. So, how can we change the story of the world?

The Future We Choose is a passionate call to arms from former UN Executive Secretary for Climate Change, Christiana Figueres, and Tom Rivett-Carnac, senior political strategist for the Paris Agreement. We are still able to stave off the worst and manage the long-term effects of climate change, but we have to act now. We know what we need to do, and we have everything we need to do it.

Practical, optimistic and empowering, The Future We Choose is a book for every generation, for all of us who feel powerless in the face of the climate crisis.

This is the final hour: it can be our finest.

But we must act now.

On Fire - The Burning Case for a Green New Deal (Paperback): Naomi Klein On Fire - The Burning Case for a Green New Deal (Paperback)
Naomi Klein 1
R340 R272 Discovery Miles 2 720 Save R68 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

'Naomi Klein's work has always moved and guided me. She is the great chronicler of our age of climate emergency, an inspirer of generations' - Greta Thunberg For more than twenty years Naomi Klein's books have defined our era, chronicling the exploitation of people and the planet and demanding justice. On Fire gathers for the first time more than a decade of her impassioned writing from the frontline of climate breakdown, and pairs it with new material on the staggeringly high stakes of what we choose to do next. Here is Klein at her most prophetic and philosophical, investigating the climate crisis not only as a profound political challenge but also as a spiritual and imaginative one. Delving into topics ranging from the clash between ecological time and our culture of 'perpetual now,' to rising white supremacy and fortressed borders as a form of 'climate barbarism,' this is a rousing call to action for a planet on the brink. With dispatches from the ghostly Great Barrier Reef, the smoke-choked skies of the Pacific Northwest, post-hurricane Puerto Rico and a Vatican attempting an unprecedented 'ecological conversion,' Klein makes the case that we will rise to the existential challenge of climate change only if we are willing to transform the systems that produced this crisis. This is the fight for our lives. On Fire captures the burning urgency of the climate crisis, as well as the energy of a rising political movement demanding change now.

Trees in Trouble - Wildfires, Infestations, and Climate Change (Hardcover): Daniel Mathews Trees in Trouble - Wildfires, Infestations, and Climate Change (Hardcover)
Daniel Mathews
R611 R487 Discovery Miles 4 870 Save R124 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Future We Choose - Surviving the Climate Crisis (Hardcover): Christiana Figueres, Tom Rivett-Carnac The Future We Choose - Surviving the Climate Crisis (Hardcover)
Christiana Figueres, Tom Rivett-Carnac
R534 R428 Discovery Miles 4 280 Save R106 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Wise About Waste - 150+ Ways To Help The Planet (Paperback): Helen Moffett Wise About Waste - 150+ Ways To Help The Planet (Paperback)
Helen Moffett
R220 R182 Discovery Miles 1 820 Save R38 (17%) In stock

An essential guide for every person on earth to help save our planet.

How do we live more gently on our planet? Can we put a stop to the environmental disasters that loom larger every day? These burning questions are on everyone’s mind. Wise About Waste addresses these urgent issues by providing a practical guide to reducing the waste we generate. Well-known author, academic and activist Helen Moffett looks at how we can all create less waste, and use resources more wisely. She tackles plastic waste, energy waste, food waste, manufacturing waste and much more – from homes to businesses, from immediate actions to long-term plans, there’s a strategy for everyone.

With over 150 practical tips and ideas, from the tiny and the quirky to the big and the dramatic, Wise About Waste can help us work towards waste-wise lifestyles. While there are tough questions and even tougher answers, these go hand-in-hand with reasons for hope and a good dash of humour.

United We Are Unstoppable - 60 Inspiring Young People Saving Our World (Hardcover): United We Are Unstoppable - 60 Inspiring Young People Saving Our World (Hardcover)
1
R290 R239 Discovery Miles 2 390 Save R51 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

From Asia to Africa, Oceania to Europe, the Americas and Antarctica, see the world through the eyes of 60 young people who are fighting for their homes and their futures in the face of climate change. The stories in this book are devastating, defiant, inspiring and moving - but, above all, they are full of hope. The climate crisis can feel overwhelming but, as this book shows, for every problem there are young voices raising awareness, creating solutions and demanding that things change. It's not too late to save the world. United we really are unstoppable. Aditya Mukarji (16) stopped 26 million straws from polluting the oceans. Cecilia La Rose (15) filed a lawsuit against the Canadian federal government for contributing to global warming. Delphin Kaze (19) founded a company that produces eco-charcoal from organic waste in Burundi. And more inspiring stories from . . . Htet Myet Min Tun; Tatyana Sin; Iman Dorri; Howey Ou; Theresa Rose Sebastian; Nasreen Sayed; Liyana Yamin; Albrecht Arthur N. Arevalo; Akari Tomita; Karel Lisbeth Miranda Mendoza; Emma-Jane Burian; Anya Sastry; Ricardo Andres Pineda Guzman; Cricket Guest; Lia Harel; Shannon Lisa; Khadija Usher; Brandon Nguyen; Vivianne Roc; Octavia Shay Munoz-Barton; Payton Mitchell; Ashley Torres; Eyal Weintraub; Daniela Torres Perez; Catarina Lorenzo; Juan Jose Martin-Bravo; Joao Henrique Alves Cerqueira; Gilberto Cyril Morishaw; Holly Gillibrand; Stamatis Psaroudakis; Lilith Electra Platt; Anna Taylor; Raina Ivanova; Federica Gasbarro; Laura Lock; Agim Mazreku; Adrian Toth; Kaluki Paul Mutuku; Nche Tala; Sebenele Rodney Carval; Jeremy Raguain; Lesein Mathenge Mutunkei; Toiwiya Hassane; Koku Klutse; Tsiry Nantenaina Randrianavelo; Ruby Sampson; Tafadzwa Chando; Elizabeth Wanjiru Wathuti; Ndeye Marie Aida Ndieguene; Zoe Buckley Lennox; Lourdes Faith Auhura Parehuia; Alexander Whitebrook; Komal Narayan; Kailash Cook; Madeleine Keitilani Elceste Lavemai; Freya May Mimosa Brown; and Carlon Zackhras 25p from the sale of physical copies of the book will go to a charity advocating for the protection of children's rights.

What We Need to Do Now - For a Zero Carbon Future (Hardcover): Chris Goodall What We Need to Do Now - For a Zero Carbon Future (Hardcover)
Chris Goodall 1
R286 R235 Discovery Miles 2 350 Save R51 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The UK has declared a 'climate emergency' and pledged to become carbon neutral by 2050. So how do we get there? Drawing on actions, policies and technologies already emerging around the world, Chris Goodall sets out the ways to achieve this. His proposals include:

-Building a huge over-capacity of wind and solar energy, storing the excess as hydrogen.
-Using hydrogen to fuel our trains, shipping, boilers and heavy industry, while electrifying buses, trucks and cars.
-Farming - and eating - differently, encouraging plant-based alternatives to meat
-paying farmers to plant and maintain woodlands.
-Making fashion sustainable and aviation pay its way, funding synthetic fuels and genuine offsets.
-Using technical solutions to capture CO2 from the air, and biochar to lock carbon in the soil.

What We Need To Do Now is an urgent, practical and inspiring book that signals a green new deal for Britain.

Losing Earth - The Decade We Could Have Stopped Climate Change (Paperback): Nathaniel Rich Losing Earth - The Decade We Could Have Stopped Climate Change (Paperback)
Nathaniel Rich 1
R340 R281 Discovery Miles 2 810 Save R59 (17%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

'The story of how we got here is perhaps the most important one to be told, because it is both a cautionary tale and an unfinished one.' Jonathan Safran Foer

By 1979, we knew all that we know now about the science of climate change – what was happening, why it was happening, and how to stop it. Over the next ten years, we had the very real opportunity to stop it. Obviously, we failed.

Nathaniel Rich’s groundbreaking account of that failure – and how tantalizingly close we came to signing binding treaties that would have saved us all before the fossil fuels industry and politicians committed to anti-scientific denialism – is already a journalistic blockbuster, a full issue of the New York Times Magazine that has earned favorable comparisons to Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring and John Hersey’s Hiroshima. Rich has become an instant, in-demand expert and speaker. A major movie deal is already in place. It is the story, perhaps, that can shift the conversation.

In the book Losing Earth, Rich is able to provide more of the context for what did – and didn’t – happen in the 1980s and, more important, is able to carry the story fully into the present day and wrestle with what those past failures mean for us in 2019. It is not just an agonizing revelation of historical missed opportunities, but a clear-eyed and eloquent assessment of how we got to now, and what we can and must do before it's truly too late.

How Are We Going to Explain This? - Our Future on a Hot Earth (Paperback, Main): Jelmer Mommers How Are We Going to Explain This? - Our Future on a Hot Earth (Paperback, Main)
Jelmer Mommers 1
R278 R226 Discovery Miles 2 260 Save R52 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

'I'm not exaggerating when I say this is one of the most important books I've read this year.' Rutger Bregman, author of Utopia for Realists 'As more of humanity adjusts to living with crises - we need books like this, which tell us what we can do - from small steps to big ones - to find our way to a new normal.' May Boeve, Executive Director 350.org and 350 Action Fund THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER 'There's a new story in the making, one in which the consequences of our actions add up - and every contribution is meaningful.' If climate change is the biggest threat humanity has ever faced, then why are we doing so little? Will the corona pandemic make it worse or better? And where do we go from here? Drawing on the latest climate science, Jelmer Mommers helps you find hope in the midst of the climate crisis. He describes how we got here, what possible futures await us, and how you can help to truly make a difference. 'As a journalist, Jelmer Mommers has broken important stories about how we got in our current climate mess; as a thinker, he shows us there may still be some ways out, if we move with grace and speed. A fine account of where we stand, and where we could go if we wanted to!' Bill McKibben, author, environmentalist, activist and founder of 350.org 'Climate change is a story so often told in the future tense. But Mommers roots it firmly in the present. The problem, the consequences and the solution - right here, right now.' Leo Hickman, editor of Carbon Brief

Disposable City - Miami's Future on the Shores of Climate Catastrophe (Hardcover): Mario Alejandro Ariza Disposable City - Miami's Future on the Shores of Climate Catastrophe (Hardcover)
Mario Alejandro Ariza
R658 R522 Discovery Miles 5 220 Save R136 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Miami, Florida, is likely to be entirely underwater by the end of this century. Residents are already starting to see the effects of sea level rise today. From sunny day flooding caused by higher tides to a sewer system on the brink of total collapse, the city undeniably lives in a climate changed world. In Disposable City, Miami resident Mario Alejandro Ariza shows us not only what climate change looks like on the ground today, but also what Miami will look like 100 years from now, and how that future has been shaped by the city's racist past and present. As politicians continue to kick the can down the road and Miami becomes increasingly unlivable, real estate vultures and wealthy residents will be able to get out or move to higher ground, but the most vulnerable communities, disproportionately composed of people of color, will face flood damage, rising housing costs, dangerously higher temperatures, and stronger hurricanes that they can't afford to escape. Miami may be on the front lines of climate change, but the battle it's fighting today is coming for the rest of the U.S.--and the rest of the world--far sooner than we could have imagined even a decade ago. Disposable City is a thoughtful portrait of both a vibrant city with a unique culture and the social, economic, and psychic costs of climate change that call us to act before it's too late.

Apocalypse Never - Why Environmental Alarmism Hurts Us All (Standard format, CD): Michael Shellenberger Apocalypse Never - Why Environmental Alarmism Hurts Us All (Standard format, CD)
Michael Shellenberger; Read by Stephen Graybill
R899 R636 Discovery Miles 6 360 Save R263 (29%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Sun Today (Paperback, 1st Ed. 2018): Claudio Vita-Finzi The Sun Today (Paperback, 1st Ed. 2018)
Claudio Vita-Finzi
R309 R253 Discovery Miles 2 530 Save R56 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

There are several billion stars in the Milky Way galaxy. One of them is the middle-aged G2V yellow dwarf that rules our lives. The Sun Today discusses the Sun's appearance and composition, its internal workings, and the various kinds of radiation it emits, and it puts forward a novel explanation for coronal heating. The book draws on the findings of telescopic observation, space missions, and technical and theoretical advances in many fields, and shows why we need to know more if we are to understand and manage our foothold in the Universe. From the reviews of other books by Claudio Vita-Finzi: The Sun - A User's Manual (2008) ....this, jargon-free, concise, beautifully illustrated and eminently readable book... D.W. Hughes, Times Literary Supplement Solar History (2013) ....a book that is supremely informative, intensely stimulating and enjoyable to read... Ian Seymour, Astronomy Now A History of the Solar System (2016) ...there is a huge amount of useful information in this book that would benefit anyone who needed more detail than is available in a typical popular science title. Brian Clegg, Popular Science

Urban Climate Politics - Agency and Empowerment (Paperback): Jeroen Van der Heijden, Harriet Bulkeley, Chiara Certoma Urban Climate Politics - Agency and Empowerment (Paperback)
Jeroen Van der Heijden, Harriet Bulkeley, Chiara Certoma
R928 Discovery Miles 9 280 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Since the 1990s, a burgeoning literature has emerged on the politics and governance of urban climate. It is now evident that urban responses to climate change involve a diverse range of actors as well as forms of agency that cross traditional boundaries, and which have diverse consequences for (dis)empowering different social groups. This book provides an overview of the forms of agency in urban climate politics, discussing the friction and power dynamics between them. Written by renowned scholars, it critically assesses the advantages and limitations of increasing agency in urban climate governance. In doing so, it sheds critical new light on the existing literature, advances the state of knowledge of urban climate governance and discusses ways to accelerate urban climate action. With chapters building on case studies from across the world, it is ideal for scholars and practitioners working in the area of urban climate politics and governance. This is one of a series of publications associated with the Earth System Governance Project. For more publications, see www.cambridge.org/earth-system-governance.

The Uninhabitable Earth - A Story of the Future (Paperback): David Wallace-Wells The Uninhabitable Earth - A Story of the Future (Paperback)
David Wallace-Wells 1
R230 R184 Discovery Miles 1 840 Save R46 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

**SUNDAY TIMES AND THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER** 'An epoch-defining book' Matt Haig 'If you read just one work of non-fiction this year, it should probably be this' David Sexton, Evening Standard Selected as a Book of the Year 2019 by the Sunday Times, Spectator and New Statesman A Waterstones Paperback of the Year and shortlisted for the Foyles Book of the Year 2019 Longlisted for the PEN / E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award It is worse, much worse, than you think. The slowness of climate change is a fairy tale, perhaps as pernicious as the one that says it isn't happening at all, and if your anxiety about it is dominated by fears of sea-level rise, you are barely scratching the surface of what terrors are possible, even within the lifetime of a teenager today. Over the past decades, the term "Anthropocene" has climbed into the popular imagination - a name given to the geologic era we live in now, one defined by human intervention in the life of the planet. But however sanguine you might be about the proposition that we have ravaged the natural world, which we surely have, it is another thing entirely to consider the possibility that we have only provoked it, engineering first in ignorance and then in denial a climate system that will now go to war with us for many centuries, perhaps until it destroys us. In the meantime, it will remake us, transforming every aspect of the way we live-the planet no longer nurturing a dream of abundance, but a living nightmare.

On Fire - The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal (Hardcover): Naomi Klein On Fire - The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal (Hardcover)
Naomi Klein
R625 R495 Discovery Miles 4 950 Save R130 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
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