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The Best of Times, the Worst of Times: Futures from the Frontiers of Climate Science

The Best of Times, the Worst of Times: Futures from the Frontiers of Climate Science

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The environmental emergency is the greatest threat we face. Preventing it will require an unprecedented political and social response. And yet, there is still hope. Academic, physicist, environmental expert and award-winning science communicator Paul Behrens presents a radical analysis of a civilization on the brink of catastrophe. Setting out the pressing existential threats we face, he writes, in alternating chapters, of what the future could look like at its most pessimistic and hopeful. In lucid prose, Behrens argues that structural problems need structural solutions, and examines critical areas in which political will is required, including women's education, food and energy security, biodiversity and economics.

Author: Paul Behrens
Publisher: Indigo Press
Published: 11/01/2021
Pages: 352
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.85lbs
Size: 8.43h x 5.35w x 1.18d
ISBN: 9781911648093

About the Author
Paul Behrens is a Netherlands-based academic holding the post of Assistant Professor in Energy and Environmental Change at Universiteit Leiden. He is passionate about science outreach and his research has appeared in a number of prestigious outlets, such as the New York Times, the Independent and Scientific American. Trained as a physicist at the University of Auckland where he completed his PhD, Paul Behrens' work focuses on the impact of human consumption and the changes society must make in order to survive within environmental constraints.

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