A Pandora's box of environmental disasters has been opened, threatening the ability of the natural world to recover and humanity to survive. From devastating fires and storms to the emergence of deadly new viruses, it's become impossible to deny the terrifying reality of climate change. Urgent! explains the apocalyptic scenario that is our future if we don't act now. Humans are among the many species facing extinction, and our lifestyles are to blame. Governments, corporations, and the media have been negligent and reckless in their response to the repercussions of climate change. We drain our resources on military budgets, yet ecowarriors are branded ecoterrorists and persecuted. There still is time to mitigate some of the consequences of the climate crisis. Watson provides a roadmap for us to navigate a way out by lowering our carbon footprint, becoming actively involved, and drawing on our passion and courage to find potential solutions. His credo is: 'We don't change the world without making waves.'
Captain Paul Watson is a Canadian/American who founded the direct-action group Sea Shepherd Conservation Society in 1977. He became the second person after Captain Jacques Cousteau to receive the Jules Verne Award, which is dedicated to environmentalists and adventurers. Recent books include Death of a Whale (2021) and, with coauthor Tiffany Humphrey, Orcapedia (2020).