The Great Disruption: Why the Climate Crisis Will Bring on the End of Shopping and the Birth of a New World

Version: Unabridged
Author: Paul Gilding
Narrator: Antony Ferguson
Genres: Business & Economics, Science & Technology, Animals & Nature
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Published In: December 2011
# of Units: 9 CDs
Length: 11 hours, 30 minutes
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Overview

It's time to stop just worrying about climate change, says Paul Gilding. We need instead to brace for impact because global crisis is no longer avoidable. This Great Disruption started in 2008, with spiking food and oil prices and dramatic ecological changes, such as the melting ice caps. It is not simply about fossil fuels and carbon footprints. We have come to the end of Economic Growth, Version 1.0, a world economy based on consumption and waste, where we lived beyond the means of our planet's ecosystems and resources.The Great Disruption offers a stark and unflinching look at the challenge humanity faces-yet also a deeply optimistic message. The coming decades will see loss, suffering, and conflict as our planetary overdraft is paid; however, they will also bring out the best humanity can offer: compassion, innovation, resilience, and adaptability. Gilding tells us how to fight-and win-what he calls the One Degree War to prevent catastrophic warming of the earth, and how to

Author Details

Author Details

Gilding, Paul

Paul Gilding is an international thought leader and advocate for sustainability and a member of the core faculty for the Cambridge University Program for Sustainability Leadership.