The Suicidal Planet: How to Prevent Global Climate Catastrophe

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Thorndike Press, 2007 - Nature - 413 pages
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"An outstanding overview on global warming--and what we can do about it--from a distinguished world-class authority"  Climate change is the single biggest problem that humankind has ever had to face, as we continue with lifestyles that are way beyond the planet's limits. Mayer Hillman explains the real issues: what role technology can play, how you and your community can make changes, and what governments must do now to protect our planet for future generations. In "The Suicidal Planet, "he proposes:   - A ceiling on greenhouse gas emissions by the world's governments- Global carbon rationing to reduce our individal carbon outputs to a fair and ecologically safe level- Helpful guidelines for the home, travel, and leisure- And much, much more.  Featuring the very latest information on global warming completely revised to include U.S. facts and figures, "The Suicidal Planet" takes us out of the problem and into the solution of our international crisis.

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User Review  - Gloria - Goodreads

Quick breeze through the book. Most interesting chapter(s) were the last few. Interesting as a source for personal carbon budgeting and watching. Still, doesn't address the common space/public space. Good job with references and citations, particularly for carbon conversions. Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Mayer Hillman is Senior Fellow Emeritus at the Policy Studies Institute in London. He is one of the first proponents of personal carbon rationing as the way for the world's population to prevent serious damage from climate change.
Tina Fawcett is a senior researcher at the Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford.
Sudhir Chella Rajan is a professor of humanities and social sciences at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras and a Senior Associate at the Tellus Institute in Boston.

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