By David Ray Griffin
Will we act quick and correctly adequate to avoid weather switch – higher referred to as weather disruption – from destroying human civilization? there's no better factor dealing with humanity at the present time. This unmarried resource presents every thing humans want to know with a purpose to input into severe discussions and make solid judgements: •The most recent medical information regarding the possible results of a number of the different types of weather disruption that threaten the very continuation of civilization. •The explanation why the media and governments have failed miserably to rein in worldwide warming, even supposing scientists were caution them for many years. •The extra demanding situations to saving civilization – non secular, ethical, and monetary. •The outstanding transformation of sun, wind, and different forms of fresh strength up to now few years, making the transition from a fossil-fuel to a fresh power financial system attainable; and the falsity of a number of the claims that fossil-fuel businesses and their (hired) minions have made to belittle fresh strength. This e-book combines (1) the main broad remedy of the motives and phenomena of weather switch together with (2) an in depth therapy of social stumbling blocks and demanding situations (fossil-fuel funded denialism, media failure, political failure, and ethical, spiritual, and fiscal challenges), (3) the main vast therapy of the wanted transition from fossil-fuel power to wash power, and (4) the main large remedy of mobilization. It offers the main whole remedy of some of the different types of fresh power, and the way they can mix to supply eighty% fresh strength through 2035 and a hundred% sooner than 2050 (both U.S. and worldwide).
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