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EBOOK Ù EPUB There Is No Planet B ì 9781108439589 FREE é MIKE BERNERS-LEE ¾ We all know deep down that these are the 'make or break' years for humanity and the planet and that we cannot flee to another world but what can any of us really do about it? There Is No Planet B has many of tLled with astonishing statistics and analysis Framed around the key fascinating uestions it offers a big picture perspective on our biggest environmental and economic challenges including energy climate change food hunger recycling biodiversity plastic pollution and antibi This book will shock you surprise you and then make you laugh And you'll find practical and even inspiring ideas for what you can actually do to help humanity thrive on this – our only – planet From the publisher book descriptionI have liked this book so much I bought both the Kindle AND the paperback Berners Lee is an engaging author He writes lucidly and includes prose that is conversational in manner He has many tables of information and he bolds important ideas He freuently includes information on how a government corporation or a human can improve a situationThis is a must read for anyone who cares about the world and how to improve it so that it lastsHe summarizes summarizes and then summarizes some What a blessing to a gal who needs to have important ideas repeated and loves checklists5 stars

There Is No Planet BLled with astonishing statistics and analysis Framed around the key fascinating uestions it offers a big picture perspective on our biggest environmental and economic challenges including energy climate change food hunger recycling biodiversity plastic pollution and antibi This book will shock you surprise you and then make you laugh And you'll find practical and even inspiring ideas for what you can actually do to help humanity thrive on this – our only – planet From the publisher book descriptionI have liked this book so much I bought both the Kindle AND the paperback Berners Lee is an engaging author He writes lucidly and includes prose that is conversational in manner He has many tables of information and he bolds important ideas He freuently includes information on how a government corporation or a human can improve a situationThis is a must read for anyone who cares about the world and how to improve it so that it lastsHe summarizes summarizes and then summarizes some What a blessing to a gal who needs to have important ideas repeated and loves checklists5 stars

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There Is No Planet B à We all know deep down that these are the 'make or break' years for humanity and the planet and that we cannot flee to another world but what can any of us really do about it? There Is No Planet B has many of the answers laid out in an accessible and entertaining way and fi There's a real mix of material in this environmental guide from Mike Berners Lee let's get this out of the way brother of the better known Tim Some of it presents scientific information in a superb fashion really getting the point across while other parts feel like a personal blog post Bill McKibben the American environmentalist uoted on the cover is certainly correct in describing this as a 'compendium' though when he calls the book 'massively entertaining' my immediate thought was 'Bill you need to get out 'What Berners Lee sets out to do is to give us a personalised picture of where we as the human species are environmentally obviously climate change is the biggest factor here but he covers much of the environmental gamut from feeding the world to environmental economics to sourcing energy and the bête noir du jour thanks in no small part to David Attenborough of the dreaded plasticFor me the bit that works superbly well is the first section where Berners Lee deals with food and specifically whether it's feasible to feed the world He does this using a brilliant approach of taking a fairly generous daily energy reuirement for a human being of 2350 calories I sort of wish he'd used joules but I understand why the calories and breaking down the energy per head this is the really clever bit of crops grown human edible and pasture 5940 and 3810 respectively then following through where these calories go The result is segments of energy breaking off to go to wastage feeding animals biofuels and so on trimming down through distribution losses and waste in the homeThis approach is so wonderful as it gives a clear picture of what's going where and how it would be easy to increase the available food energy As Berners Lee points out there's two bits of good news here We already have than enough to feed the current world population though it's only an extra 180 calories on that average and if some of those places where energy is lost could be fixed it should be perfectly possible to cope with the predicted peak human population Relatively easy examples are cutting down the amount of meat eaten no need to go completely vegetarian he emphasises and cutting down on waste The only thing I could take issue with is the assertion that tofu is delicious I eat uite a lot of vegetarian food and it really isn't Where the book falls down a bit though is that it doesn't then follow through with the much harder problem of how you get the surplus food to the right places at the right pricesBerners Lee is also strong on climate change with a few oddities which I'll come back to in a moment But some of the other sections feel poorly addressed for example when he claims 'Euality in the UK has plummeted' while showing us a graph where it goes from 43% in 2000 to 39% in 2016 that's not my definition of plummeting And his odd assessment of how companies should operate which could only have come from an academic The biggest problem with some of the rest of the material is that he makes regularly use of mean average values which worked for world food but in many applications are meaningless when it comes down to what a particular person or country needs to do We need MOBI Ï There Is No Planet B ¸ Mike Berners-Lee

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Mike Berners-Lee ¸ There Is No Planet B PDF Otics just to name a few Whether you are an everyday concerned citizen or a policy maker this is a handbook of what we might actually do in order to help improve the lot of humanity on this our only planet This is a practical guide student read and reference guide all in o This book is an interesting mixture of facts figures graphs and prognoses about climate change and our planet with a bit of zen philosophy thrown in I can see why some reviewers say that the author is naive and the stuff about 21st century thinking skills intrinsic values and a global covenant sorry I do not see that happening came across a tad soft at first Fascinating info about the effects of climate change and renewable energy sources being unevenly spread among countriessort of like fossil fuel resources are now However the I think about it the it seems that Mr Berners Lee is right The shift in thinking that we need to save the planet will not happen without the prereuisites mentioned by him looking at the big picture putting every piece of information into context and perspective understanding suppy chains and the impact of our shopping choices calling out liars and obfuscators etc We simply need to become discerning consumers of both stuff and information Come to think of it it is amazing that Mr Berners Lee manages to maintain a somewhat positive outlook given what he knows about the past and likely future behaviour of mankinduote Although we wiped out some other species we have broadly got away with treating the world as a big sturdy playground Suddenly it is fragile The playground will break unless we dramatically change the way we play in it