There Is No Planet B

A Handbook for the Make or Break Years

by Mike Berners-Lee

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  • 9781108439589
  • 9781108337519
  • 9781108335942
Feeding the world, climate change, biodiversity, antibiotics, plastics - the list of concerns seems endless. But what is most pressing, what are the knock-on effects of our actions, and what should we do first? Do we all need to become vegetarian? How can we fly in a low-carbon world? Should we frack? How can we take control of technology? Does it all come down to population? And, given the global nature of the challenges we now face, what on Earth can any of us do? Fortunately, Mike Berners-Lee has crunched the numbers and plotted a course of action that is practical and even enjoyable. There is No Planet B maps it out in an accessible and entertaining way, filled with astonishing facts and analysis. For the first time you'll find big-picture perspective on the environmental and economic challenges of the day laid out in one place, and traced through to the underlying roots - questions of how we live and think. This book will shock you, surprise you - and then make you laugh. And you'll find practical and even inspiring ideas for what you can actually do to help humanity thrive on this – our only – planet.
  • Cambridge University Press; February 2019
  • ISBN: 9781108337519
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  • Title: There Is No Planet B
  • Author: Mike Berners-Lee
  • Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781108439589
  • 9781108337519
  • 9781108335942

In The Press

Advance praise: 'Mike has created a wonderfully abundant buffet-table of knowledge about sustainability and you can enjoy it all at one sitting or benefit from visiting for bite-size chunks. Either way, you'll come away wiser, healthier and also entertained. In our household, we noticed people couldn't resist picking up a draft copy for a quick look and dipping in for far longer than they'd expected. Mike doesn't preach, instead he shares his insights with warmth and wit, and his book could not be more timely.' David Shukman, BBC Science Editor