There Is No Planet B: A Handbook for the Make or Break Years: Mike Berners-Lee (7/10)

This brought back distant memories of studying sustainability-related textbooks during my Energy Engineering undergraduate! Although it's a little heavy on stats and graphs, it makes for a sobering read.

My main takeaways:

  • All attempts to curtail climate change have had a negligible impact on rising global emissions. We must do far more.
  • A temperatures rise above 1.5°C may cause irreversible damage. We need to act immediately to prevent this.
  • Consume less meat and dairy
  • Leave fossil fuels in the ground
  • Global co-operation is key. This will be extremely hard as abandoning fossil fuels will create winners and losers


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