Climate of Hope: How Cities, Businesses, and Citizens Can Save the Planet

By | December 10, 2017
Climate of Hope: How Cities, Businesses, and Citizens Can Save the Planet Author Michael Bloomberg
ISBN-10 1250142075
ISBN-13 9781250142078
Year 2017-04-18
Pages 272
Language English
Publisher St. Martin’s Press
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERFrom Mayor Michael Bloomberg and former head of the Sierra Club Carl Pope comes a manifesto on how the benefits of taking action on climate change are concrete immediate and immense They explore climate change solutions that will make the world healthier and more prosperous aiming to begin a new type of conversation on the issue that will spur bolder action by cities businesses and citizensand even someday by Washington Climate of Hope is an inspiring must read Former Vice President Al Gore Chairman of The Climate Reality ProjectClimate change threatens to reshape the future of our world s population centers Bloomberg and Pope have been leaders on fortifying our cities against this threat and their book proves that victory is possibleand imperative Leonardo DiCaprio If Trump is looking for a blueprint he could not do better than to read a smart new book Climate of Hope Thomas Friedman in The New York Times The 2016 election left many people who are concerned about the environment fearful that progress on climate change would come screeching to a halt But not Michael Bloomberg and Carl Pope Bloomberg an entrepreneur and former mayor of New York City and Pope a lifelong environmental leader approach climate change from different perspectives yet they arrive at similar conclusions Without agreeing on every point they share a belief that cities businesses and citizens can leadand winthe battle against climate change no matter which way the political winds in Washington may shift In Climate of Hope Bloomberg and Pope offer an optimistic look at the challenge of climate change the solutions they believe hold the greatest promise and the practical steps that are necessary to achieve them Writing from their own experiences and sharing their own stories from government business and advocacy Bloomberg and Pope provide a road map for tackling the most complicated challenge the world has ever faced Along the way they turn the usual way of thinking about climate change on its head from top down to bottom up from partisan to pragmatic from costs to benefits from tomorrow to today and from fear to hope

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