Christiana Figueres and Tom Rivett-Carnac, principal architects of the Paris Agreement, released the book “The Future We Choose: Surviving the Climate Crisis”.
Not only this inspiring climate change title is fully loaded with stubborn optimism and scientific facts but also allows anyone without a technical background to visualize two scenarios for our planet in 2050:
- Failing to meet the Paris climate targets world, this is the world we are creating.
- A carbon-neutral and regenerative world, this is the world we Must create.
Important to realize, we are facing a fundamental fork in the road.
Indeed, if we continue as now, we are going to enter into a path of constant destruction, with much human suffer and biodiversity loss. The other option is to go in the way of reconstruction and regeneration and reduce the negative impacts of the climate crisis to something manageable.
Besides, the book has a 10-step guide for governments, corporations and each of us to confront the climate crisis with determination and optimism:
- Let Go Of The Old World
- Face Your Grief
- Defend The Truth
- See Yourself As A Citizen
- Move Beyond Fossil Fuels
- Reforest The Earth
- Invest In A Clean Economy
- Use Technology Responsibly
- Build Gender Equality
- Engage In Politics
Additionally, the book offers a great summary of links to resources, tools, advocacy groups for further education. I also recommend you to read about your carbon emissions in this article here.
If you are in denial, complacent, or overwhelmed by climate change, this is a great book to help you. The book summarizes the problem, presents the solutions and empowers us to participate in solving one of the greatest human threats. We have a unique opportunity to create a better future for our children.
‘This is the decade and we are the generation’Christiana Figueres