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The Great Disruption: Why the Climate Crisis…

The Great Disruption: Why the Climate Crisis Will Bring On the End of…

by Paul Gilding

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Gilding is the latest in a long line of doomsayers: Chicken Little, Malthus, The Club of Rome, Paul Ehrlich, IPCC, .... It is unlikely his thesis will be the first proven correct.
  GWSJr | Mar 3, 2012 |
Since the consequences of not cutting growth and addressing climate change are so bad then, he reasons, we will over come them by just such and effort that England and the US undertook in WWII. I am skeptical. Much has been made of England's undertaking, but what of Germany and Japan? ( )
  jefware | Oct 2, 2011 |
I've always felt a bit helpless in the face of all the evidence in support of climate change and didn't really know what I should be doing about it. This is the first book (of a great many) that I've read that clearly outlines what we need to do and also offers hope if we do it (soon!!). ( )
  froginasock | Apr 14, 2011 |
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According to the author, the Great Disruption started in 2008, with spiking food and oil prices and dramatic ecological changes, such as the melting ice caps. It is not simply about fossil fuels and carbon footprints. The author claims we have come to the end of Economic Growth, Version 1.0, a world economy based on consumption and waste, where we lived beyond the means of our planet's ecosystems and resources. He sees the predicted crisis as a rare chance to replace our addiction to growth with an ethic of sustainability in which we will measure "growth" not by quantity of stuff but by quality and happiness of life.… (more)

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