Book of the Week: “Just cool it! The climate crisis and what we can do: a post-Paris agreement game plan”, by David Suzuki and Ian Hanington

On Friday 6 December at 10:00, the Graduate Institute library will officially introduce its Right Livelihood Award collection. It holds works from or on laureates of the Right Livelihood Awards, conferred by the Right Livelihood Foundation, whose Geneva office is located in the Maison de la Paix. David Suzuki, a Canadian environmental activist, was awarded this prize in 2009. As the COP 25 is starting in Madrid, this is a good opportunity for us to present one of his books, dealing with the burning question of climate change.

“Climate change is the most important crisis humanity has faced, but we still confront huge barriers to resolving it. So, what do we do, and is there hope for humanity? The problem itself is complex, and there’s no single solution. But by understanding the barriers to resolving global warming and by employing a wide range of solutions—from shifting to clean energy to planting trees to reforming agricultural practices—we can get the world back on track.

Just Cool It is David Suzuki at his most passionate. In this book, he offers a comprehensive look at the current state of climate science and knowledge and the many ways to resolve the climate crisis, imploring us to do what’s necessary to live in a better, cleaner future. When enough people demand action, change starts happening—and this time, it could be monumental.”

Publisher: Vancouver, Greystone Books, 2017
Call number: 577.22 HEILIVE 90

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