The book is full of real-world problems that are being solved right now, as well as pointers to impediments and how those might be removed. Our attention is always on national office holders. We believe that by changing the way we think and talk about climate change, we can lower the temperature of the debate—and accomplish a whole lot more. Find out who your mayor is and how to. Armed with data, Bloomberg learned that 75 percent of emissions comes from buildings. 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. Creating a new type of climate conversation begins with reconsidering the problem itself.
Woodward draws from hundreds of hours of interviews with firsthand sources, meeting notes, personal diaries, files, and documents. Pope, Sierra Clubs' former director, proudly announces that their favorite sugar daddy is none other than the infamous Mr. Know where your money goes. There's already a great movement in our society and this book help uncovers plenty of solutions to help ensure our survival. Most excellent inspiration for what our local communities can accomplish from grassroots level up! I do not always agree with former Mayor Bloomberg. In 2006, the documentary An Inconvenient Truth set off a heated political debate when it threatened that inaction on climate change would lead to a dark and frightening future by 2016.
The commitments that nations made in Paris won't kick in until 2020, but many are already implementing their pledges and moving ahead of schedule. In these times, when it's less and less clear if the federal government will be willing to tackle climate change, Bloomberg and Pope lay out a powerfully persuasive argument about how cities can play an outsize role in fighting and reversing the dangerous effects of a warming planet. If, God forbid, we should ever have a nuclear war, most natural life on our planet would survive. Still, the overall tone of the book is hopeful, and I found it interesting and encouraging. The Trust for Public Land creates parks and protects land for people, ensuring healthy, livable communities for generations to come. Eating less meat, farming better… Agriculture and land management gets a whole chapter. The book appears as a response to concerns that, with an unexpected rise of populism, progress on climate change mitigation would come to an abrupt stop.
While Climate of Hope forecasts many of the most likely outcomes of rapid climate change, it also outlines some practical approaches to sustainability with thoughtful urban planning. Each year, we bring nearly 500 events on topics ranging across politics, culture, society and the economy to more than 25,000 members and the public, both in-person and via an extensive online and on-air listenership and viewership. And the man who narrated his portion sounded like he was selling refrigerators at my local appliance store. We still need to elect national leaders who are ready to get to work on climate change, but it's good to see that things are starting to happen! Placing too much focus on these long-term risks also hides the most compelling reason to fight climate change, which is not the danger we face in the future but the deadly reality we already face today. This is a book about renewable energy good but not a realistic discussion of our energy needs and their potential solutions for the 21st century. The Commonwealth Club of California is the nation's oldest and largest public affairs forum. They divide each chapter between them with slightly different takes on several climate change topics, using solutions tailored to urban challenges as examples.
Primary goal: the proliferation of war for oil and worldwide fraking for profit and power. In Climate of Hope: How Cities, Businesses, and Citizens can Save the Planet, Michael Bloomberg and Carl Pope offer insight into what policies and initiatives both the public and the private sector are undertaking. New York is now one of the greenest cities in the world and continues getting greener under a new administration. However the story is pitched, these actual consequences have had little impact on changing our behavior. Thorough and interesting read Fascinating book on the environment and climate written by both an environmentalist and also a former Mayor.
As a kid, I would travel on Saturdays from my house in Medford to the Boston Museum of Science, which sits on the Charles River near Boston Harbor. Bloomberg and Pope ask you to consider yourselves, not coal miners, but energy workers, and encourage government entities to make it possible for you to leave your dying and deadly industry and be trained for other energy jobs or other work. The other was quit fighting the oceans tide and storms. But what happens when you tell people that they can definitely, right now, reduce the number of asthma attacks suffered by children, save their own families and friends from respiratory disease, extend their own life expectancy, cut their own energy bills, make it easier for them to get around town, improve their quality of life, increase the number of jobs in their community, and strengthen our national energy security—all while increasing the long-term stability of the global climate? 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. He insists that mayors are less partisan and more pragmatic, which opens the door for them to do practical, innovative things around climate mitigation and adaptation with less risk than national politicians.
The metropolis has seen health ramifications for inhabitants, as well as less foreign investment. The authors offer many changes that can save our planet and also provide benefits here and now. Excellently woven analysis of the current and historical state of climate activism and the market forces and policies at play in our path forward. And while they mention the advantages of a carbon tax several times, they advocate a multi-pronged approach that includes at its core creating more incentives for business, local government, and the public to play important roles in combating climate change. They did address several of my concerns. I like that the book as of today is surprisingly up to the minute.
Without agreeing on every point, they share a belief that cities, businesses, and citizens can lead—and win—the battle against climate change, no matter which way the political winds in Washington may shift. Klein meticulously builds the case for how massively reducing our greenhouse emissions is our best chance to simultaneously reduce gaping inequalities, re-imagine our broken democracies, and rebuild our gutted local economies. What people want to know is not exactly what will happen to the Earth eighty years from now but what will happen to their house, their job, and their community this year. The changing climate should be seen as a series of discreet, manageable problems that should be attacked from all angles, each with a solution that can make our society healthier and our economy stronger. Carl Pope is a veteran leader in the environmental movement and spent nearly 20 years as the executive director of the Sierra Club. There are still many obstacles, both financially and politically, but the authors are hopeful. But not Michael Bloomberg and Carl Pope.
He is also a capitalist who wants to see a world that exists for future generations and has a healthier climate. The alarmist nature of media concerning climate change and global environmental issues makes it difficult for ordinary world citizens to feel hopeful about the state of the planet. For that he gets credit, along with some of the positive ways he has worked in opposition to Trump and in support of the Paris Agreement since the U. Pope has been the executive director for the Sierra Club and a distinguished leader of environmental activism and clean energy since the 1970s, much like Bloomberg. They rightfully lay blame on obstructionist government officials looking at you U. In 2016, I returned to the museum to announce a gift in honor of my parents, Charlotte and William Bloomberg.