A major new analysis and action plan to deal with two linked challenges to human ingenuity and human survival - the crisis of climate change and the world economic crash.
Paul Gilding is an advocate for sustainability and climate change who has dedicated his life to campaigning for a balanced use of Earth's limited resources. His thirty-five years of experience include a stint as the global head of Greenpeace, consultancies with both global corporations and community-based NGO, and more. He lives in Australia.
'One of those who has been warning me of [a coming crisis] for a
long time is Paul Gilding, the Australian environmental business
expert. He has a name for this moment--when both Mother Nature and
Father Greed have hit the wall at once--"The Great Disruption."' *
Thomas Friedman in the New York Times *
'Gilding says that our current economic model is driving the system over a cliff. We are already living beyond the planet's capacity to support us and a crisis is no longer avoidable' * The Times *
'If you're planning to stick around for the 21st century, this might be a useful book to consult' * Bill McKibben, author of Eaarth and The End of Nature *
'[An] important work ... This is a book which deserves to be read by people of all ages from many walks of life' * Canberra Times *