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How We Can Save the Planet

Handbook / Manual

By: Mayer Hillman

195 pages, Figs, tabs

Penguin Books

Paperback | Jul 2007 | #147971 | ISBN-13: 9780141016924
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NHBS Price: £8.99 $12/€10 approx

About this book

Good general introduction from the perspective of consumers - what we can all do to help conserve resources and combat environmental problems.

From the publisher's announcement:

'For thirty years Mayer Hillman has been busily turning conventional political thinking on its head ... he has come up with solutions that are hard to dismiss'

Climate change is the single biggest problem that humankind has ever had to face. Yet politicians cannot agree a framework for tackling it effectively and meanwhile we continue with lifestyles that are way beyond the planet's limits. Here Mayer Hillman explains the real issues we should focus on: what the government is doing, what role technology can play and, above all, why we must act now to protect our planet for later generations. Challenging, stimulating and practical, How We Can Save the Planet is the essential guide to help you understand how we can safeguard our future.

# Shows how you and your community can make changes, and why government must take the lead.

# Introduces a radical rationing scheme to reduce our individual carbon outputs to a fair and ecologically safe level.

# Gives helpful short- and long-term guidelines for the home, travel and leisure to enable us to live within this ration.

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Mayer Hillman is Senior Fellow Emeritus of the Policy Studies Institute. He is the author of numerous reports and books and has made significant contributions to policy debates on a huge range of issues from transport to daylight saving. Lord Young of Dartington has described his work as 'outstanding' and 'formidable'. To mark his 70th birthday the Policy Studies Institute published a book of essays about him called Ahead of Time. He lives in West Hampstead, London. Advance quote from Wayne Hemingway (co-founder of Red or Dead): 'A welcome non-alarmist, well explained approach to a subject that should cause individuals, institutions and governments to be alarmed.'

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