The culmination of first phase of Project Drawdown's research and communication efforts, Drawdown identifies and describes 100 solutions to reverse global warming. Based on three years of research, this book bridges the science behind the potential of these technologies and practices, and the capacity of humanity to accelerate their implementation. The comprehensive range of solutions are ranked according to potential impact based on detailed modeling and data-driven analysis, but they are presented in an engaging and empowering way that inspires action. It's the kind of book you can read in the park on a Sunday and still enjoy your day!
Per Espen Stoknes | Chelsea Green, 2015 | Book
A brilliant book that explores the psychological barriers to solving the problem of climate change. To elicit action and create solutions, we need to shift the pervasive way we think and communicate about global warming — from denial and despair to determination and possibility. A clear, evidence-based elucidation of how we can change the narrative.
Humanity has a deep relationship to nature. The land, air, water and biodiversity are part of a holistic system of life — an interconnected system of systems. Indigenous wisdom has long known that human beings are intrinsically part of, and connected to, the natural world. With roots in environmental conservation and protecting indigenous peoples’ rights, a commitment to social justice, the Pachamama Alliance offers transformative educational programs and tools that weave together indigenous and modern perspectives that help humanity reconnect with nature and with the possibility that people can make a difference in having the world work — for everyone.
Fernand Braudel | 1949 | Book
Rather than simply focusing on the short cycle of individuals and names, Braudel introduced a broad, comprehensive view of long-term social, economic and cultural influences on history, as well as longer, slower and almost imperceptible geological impact of environmental change. In this seminal book centered around the Mediterranean of Philip II of Spain (i.e. the second-half of sixteenth-century Europe), Braudel weaves together these components to create a masterful representation of life near the Mediterranean at this tumultuous time from la longue durrée, or the long-term and comprehensive perspective.
Carlo Ginzburg | 1976 | Book
This lively and engaging book elaborating on the worldview of Menocchio, an Italian miller charged with heresy during the Inquisition in the sixteenth century, is a wonderful example of the importance of understanding individual perspectives and mentalities, and of storytelling. How we think and behave is intertwined with our personal histories, location, choices, and mindsets, which are often at odds with broad, high-level narratives.
Jon Foley | TEDxTC, 2010 | Watch
We can produce enough food to feed the world’s population without endangering the planet. Scientist and newly minted Project Drawdown Executive Director Jonathan Foley presented an eye-opening reality check about the challenge and solutions in the food system. A must watch.