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Big world, small planet : abundance within planetary boundaries

Rockström, Johan. (Author). Klum, Mattias. (Added Author).

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Kirtland Community College Library GF 75 .R63 2015 30775305526635 General Collection Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780300218367
  • ISBN: 0300218362
  • Physical Description: print
    206 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New Haven, CT ; Yale University Press, 2015.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 200-205).
Formatted Contents Note: Our ten key messages -- The grand challenge. Our new predicament ; Planetary boundaries ; Big whammies ; Peak everything -- The great mind-shift. No business on a dead planet ; Unleashing innovation -- Sustainable solutions. Rethinking stewardship ; A dual-track strategy ; Solutions from nature.
Summary, etc.: "'Big World, Small Planet' probes the urgent predicament of our times: how is it possible to create a positive future for both humanity and Earth? We have entered the Anthropocene - the era of massive human impacts on the planet - and the actions of over seven billion residents threaten to destabilize Earth's natural systems, with cascading consequences for human societies. In this extraordinary book, the authors combine the latest science with compelling storytelling and amazing photography to create a new narrative for humanity's future. Johan Rockström and Mattias Klum reject the notion that economic growth and human prosperity can only be achieved at the expense of the environment. They contend that we have unprecedented opportunities to navigate a 'good Anthropocene.' By embracing a deep mind-shift, humanity can reconnect to Earth, discover universal values, and take on the essential role of planetary steward. With eloquence and profound optimism, Rockström and Klum envision a future of abundance within planetary boundaries - revolutionary future that is at once necessary, possible, and sustainable for coming generations"
Subject: Nature Effect of human beings on
Sustainable development
Sustainable living
Climatic changes
Risk assessment
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