Solutions – Books
All We Can Save: Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis
"Provocative and illuminating essays from women at the forefront of the climate movement who are harnessing truth, courage, and solutions to lead humanity forward. (...) To change everything, we need everyone.
All We Can Save illuminates the expertise and insights of dozens of diverse women leading on climate in the United States (...) These women offer a spectrum of ideas and insights for how we can rapidly, radically reshape society. (...) Curated by two climate leaders, the book is a collection and celebration of visionaries who are leading us on a path toward all we can save." — Goodreads
Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Climate Change —Paul Hawken
"In the face of widespread fear and apathy, an international coalition of researchers, professionals, and scientists have come together to offer a set of realistic and bold solutions to climate change. One hundred techniques and practices are described here—some are well known; some you may have never heard of. They range from clean energy to educating girls in lower-income countries to land use practices that pull carbon out of the air. The solutions exist, are economically viable, and communities throughout the world are currently enacting them with skill and determination. If deployed collectively on a global scale over the next thirty years, they represent a credible path forward, not just to slow the earth’s warming but to reach drawdown, that point in time when greenhouse gases in the atmosphere peak and begin to decline. These measures promise cascading benefits to human health, security, prosperity, and well-being—giving us every reason to see this planetary crisis as an opportunity to create a just and livable world." — Goodreads
A Bright Future: How Some Countries Have Solved Climate Change and the Rest Can Follow — Joshua S. Goldstein, Staffan A. Qvist
"The first book to offer a proven, fast, inexpensive, and practical way to cut greenhouse gas emissions and prevent catastrophic climate change.
As climate change quickly approaches a series of turning points that guarantee disastrous outcomes, a solution is hiding in plain sight. Several countries have already replaced fossil fuels with low-carbon energy sources, and done so rapidly, in one to two decades. By following their methods, we could decarbonize the global economy by midcentury, replacing fossil fuels even while world energy use continues to rise. But so far we have lacked the courage to really try.
In this clear-sighted and compelling book, Joshua Goldstein and Staffan Qvist explain how clean energy quickly replaced fossil fuels in such places as Sweden, France, South Korea, and Ontario. (...) by using [renewable energies] in combination with an energy source the Swedes call kÃ¤kraft, hundreds of times safer and cleaner than coal." — Goodreads
Regeneration: Ending the Climate Crisis in One Generation — Paul Hawken
"Journalistic lingo that says we should combat climate change, but by using war metaphors, climate became a story of one more conflict, a framing that has left out humanity.
In Regeneration Paul Hawken has flipped the narrative, bringing people back into the conversation by demonstrating that addressing current human needs rather than future threats is the only path to solving the climate crisis. Regeneration is the first book to define, delineate, and set standards for regeneration, offering a comprehensive explanation of its meaning and application. Why regeneration? Because every single economic sector in the world extracts life from the planet and by doing so harms it. The way to reverse a heating planet and human indifference is to reverse planetary degeneration..." — Goodreads