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Jonathan Foley is a renowned climate scientist, sustainability expert, educator, and public speaker. He is also executive director of Project Drawdown, the world's leading resource for climate solutions. His work focuses on finding solutions to sustain the climate, ecosystems, and natural resources we all depend on.
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Under the Sky We Make
How to Be Human in a Warming World
Kimberly Nicholas PhD - 2021-03-23
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It's warming. It's us. We're sure. It's bad. But we can fix it.After speaking to the international public for close to fifteen years about sustainability, climate scientist Dr. Nicholas realized that concerned people were getting the wrong message about the climate crisis. Yes, companies and governments are hugely responsible for the mess we're in....
Jonathan Foley
2022-03-25T17:04:45.000Z
This is amazing! And the best climate book of the last year.      source
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Thinking in Systems
A Primer
Donella H. Meadows - 2008-12-03
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Meadows’ Thinking in Systems, is a concise and crucial book offering insight for problem solving on scales ranging from the personal to the global. Edited by the Sustainability Institute’s Diana Wright, this essential primer brings systems thinking out of the realm of computers and equations and into the tangible world, showing readers how to devel...
Jonathan Foley
2021-02-17T03:41:22.000Z
@Sheril_ An excellent book!      source
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All We Can Save
Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis
Ayana Elizabeth Johnson - 2020-09-22
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Provocative and illuminating essays from women at the forefront of the climate movement who are harnessing truth, courage, and solutions to lead humanity forward.There is a renaissance blooming in the climate movement: leadership that is more characteristically feminine and more faithfully feminist, rooted in compassion, connection, creativity, and...
Jonathan Foley
2021-02-02T04:21:07.000Z
For anyone teaching courses on climate change, this book (and community of amazing leaders) is an *essential* resource. And follow @DrKWilkinson @ayanaeliza and many others who share wisdom and inspiring insights on transformative climate leadership.      source
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The Future Earth
A Radical Vision for What's Possible in the Age of Warming
Eric Holthaus - 2020-06-30
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The first hopeful book about climate change, The Future Earth shows readers how to reverse the short- and long-term effects of climate change over the next three decades.The basics of climate science are easy. We know it is entirely human-caused. Which means its solutions will be similarly human-led. In The Future Earth, leading climate change advo...
Jonathan Foley
2020-06-29T20:54:55.000Z
Some *very good* books by climate experts have come out lately, and I’d heartily recommend a few: - The Future Earth by @EricHolthaus - Short Circuiting Policy by @leahstokes - The Race Awakening of 2020 by @DrShepherd2013 - The Future We Choose by @CFigueres & @tomcarnac      source
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The Race Awakening of 2020
A 6-Step Guide for Moving Forward
Marshall Shepherd - 2020-06-17
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An inflection point in society may have finally been reached. Meaningful discussions are being had about race. Marshall Shepherd offers 6 practical steps that we can all do to move the needle beyond social media activism, anger, apologies, and superficial activities. Shepherd uses a series of events that played out in the Spring 2020 and his own pe...
Jonathan Foley
2020-06-29T20:54:55.000Z
Some *very good* books by climate experts have come out lately, and I’d heartily recommend a few: - The Future Earth by @EricHolthaus - Short Circuiting Policy by @leahstokes - The Race Awakening of 2020 by @DrShepherd2013 - The Future We Choose by @CFigueres & @tomcarnac      source
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Short Circuiting Policy
Interest Groups and the Battle Over Clean Energy and Climate Policy in the American States (Studies in Postwar American Political Development)
Leah Cardamore Stokes - 2020-04-15
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In 1999, Texas passed a landmark clean energy law, beginning a groundswell of new policies that promised to make the US a world leader in renewable energy. As Leah Stokes shows in Short Circuiting Policy, however, that policy did not lead to momentum in Texas, which failed to implement its solar laws or clean up its electricity system. Examining cl...
Jonathan Foley
2020-06-29T20:54:55.000Z
Some *very good* books by climate experts have come out lately, and I’d heartily recommend a few: - The Future Earth by @EricHolthaus - Short Circuiting Policy by @leahstokes - The Race Awakening of 2020 by @DrShepherd2013 - The Future We Choose by @CFigueres & @tomcarnac      source
Also recommended by
Bill McKibben
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The Future We Choose
Surviving the Climate Crisis
Christiana Figueres - 2020-02-25
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Climate change: it is arguably the most urgent and consequential issue humankind has ever faced. How we address it in the next thirty years will determine the kind of world we will live in and will bequeath to our children and to theirs.In The Future We Choose, Christiana Figueres and Tom Rivett-Carnac--who led negotiations for the United Nations d...
Jonathan Foley
2020-06-29T20:54:55.000Z
Some *very good* books by climate experts have come out lately, and I’d heartily recommend a few: - The Future Earth by @EricHolthaus - Short Circuiting Policy by @leahstokes - The Race Awakening of 2020 by @DrShepherd2013 - The Future We Choose by @CFigueres & @tomcarnac      source
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Katharine Hayhoe