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How to Be a Climate Optimist by Chris Turner | Mortise And Tenon

How to Be a Climate Optimist by Chris Turner


From the National Business Book Award winner and Governor General's Literary Awards finalist, a very different book about facing the climate crisis.

For nearly two decades, groundbreaking journalist and author Chris Turner has reported from the places where the sustainable future first emerged- green islands in Denmark and green office parks in southern India, solar panel factories in California and idealistic intentional communities from Scotland to New Mexico. Here, he condenses the first quarter century of the global energy transition into brief and powerful passages of reflection, analysis, and reportage, telling a story of a planet in peril and a global effort to save it that is already well under way. There is still much work to be done, but Turner lays out the political maneuvers, policy initiatives and industrial innovations emerging to finish the job. We have already avoided the worst possible outcomes of climate change and pointed humanity's inventive nature at a future that is healthier, more sustainable and more vibrant than ever before. 

How to Be a Climate Optimist moves beyond the anger and futile despair over ecological collapse, shifting that passion toward the project of building a twenty-first century world that surpasses the twentieth-century version in every way.

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