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The Best of Times, The Worst of Times: Future from the Frontiers of Climate Science

Author/EditorBehrens, Paul (Author)
Publisher: The Indigo Press
ISBN: 9781911648093
Pub Date17/09/2020
BindingPaperback
Pages352
Dimensions (mm)216(h) * 138(w) * 260(d)
Academic, physicist and environmental expert Paul Behrens presents a radical dual analysis of our world in which consumption growth is outpacing population growth. Setting out the existential threats we face, he examines key areas in which political will is required, including women's education, food and energy security, biodiversity and economics.
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The environmental emergency is the greatest threat we face. Preventing it will require an unprecedented political and social response. And yet, there is still hope.

Academic, physicist, environmental expert and award-winning science communicator Paul Behrens presents a radical analysis of a civilisation on the brink of catastrophe. Setting out the pressing existential threats we face, he writes, in alternating chapters, of what the future could look like at its most pessimistic and hopeful.

In lucid and clear-sighted prose, Behrens argues that structural problems need structural solutions, and examines critical areas in which political will is required, including women's education, food and energy security, biodiversity and economics.

'An elegant, powerful and thought-provoking book' - James Shapiro, author of Contested Will: Who Wrote Shakespeare

The environmental emergency is the greatest threat we face. Preventing it will require an unprecedented political and social response. And yet, there is still hope.

Academic, physicist, environmental expert and award-winning science communicator Paul Behrens presents a radical analysis of a civilisation on the brink of catastrophe. Setting out the pressing existential threats we face, he writes, in alternating chapters, of what the future could look like at its most pessimistic and hopeful.

In lucid and clear-sighted prose, Behrens argues that structural problems need structural solutions, and examines critical areas in which political will is required, including women's education, food and energy security, biodiversity and economics.

'An elegant, powerful and thought-provoking book' - James Shapiro, author of Contested Will: Who Wrote Shakespeare

Paul Behrens is a Netherlands-based academic holding the post of Assistant Professor in Energy and Environmental Change at Universiteit Leiden. He is passionate about science outreach and his research has appeared in a number of prestigious outlets, such as The New York Times, The Independent and Scientific American. Trained as a physicist at the University of Auckland where he completed his PhD, Paul Behrens' work focuses on the impact of human consumption and the changes society must make in order to survive within environmental constraints.

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