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.
"The Paris Agreement was a landmark for humankind. In this timely and important book, two of the principal creators of that agreement show us why and how we can now realize its promise. I hope it is widely read and acted on."
– Jane Goodall, author of In the Shadow of Man
"This is one of the most inspiring books I have ever read. The book takes a hard look at the frightening realities of climate change, but concludes that humanity can still deal with this threat. Moreover, the book presents the existential challenge of climate change as a unique opportunity to build a more just world and to make ourselves better people. Most importantly, the book adopts a very practical approach, and suggests 10 concrete actions that each of us can take in order to create a better future for all the residents of planet earth. I hope we all take this message to heart."
– Yuval Harari, bestselling author of Sapiens and 21 Lessons for the 21st Century.
"There could not be a more important book."
– Richard Branson
"This could be the most important wake-up call of our times."
– Professor Klaus Schwab, CEO World Economic Forum
"Figueres and Rivett-Carnac dare to tell us how our response can create a better, fairer world"
– Naomi Klein
"Inspirational, compassionate and clear. The time to read this is NOW"
– Mark Ruffalo