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Come On!

Capitalism, Short-termism, Population and the Destruction of the Planet

Authors: von Weizsaecker, Ernst, Wijkman, Anders

  • Optimistic assessment of global environmental crisis
  • Climate policy despite Trump
  • Smashing new Report from the Club of Rome
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About this book

Current worldwide trends are not sustainable. The Club of Rome’s warnings published in the book Limits to Growth are still valid. Remedies that are acceptable for the great majority tend to make things worse. We seem to be in a philosophical crisis.  Pope Francis says it clearly: our common home is in deadly danger. Analyzing the philosophical crisis, the book comes to the conclusion that the world may need a “new enlightenment”; one that is not based solely on doctrine, but instead addresses a balance between humans and nature, as well as a balance between markets and the state, and the short versus long term. To do this we need to leave behind working in ”silos” in favor of a more systemic approach that will require us to rethink the organization of science and education.

However, we have to act now; the world cannot wait until 7.6 billion people have struggled to reach a new enlightenment. 

This book is full of optimistic case studies and policy proposals that will lead us back to a trajectory of sustainability. But it is also necessary to address the taboo topic of population increase. Countries with a stable population fare immensely better than those with continued increase.  

Finally, we are presenting an optimistic book from the Club of Rome.

About the authors

Ernst von Weizsäcker,  Emmendingen, Germany Anders Wijkman,  Stockholm, Sweden

Table of contents (3 chapters)

  • C’mon! Don’t Tell Me the Current Trends Are Sustainable!

    von Weizsäcker, Ernst Ulrich (et al.)

    Pages 1-61

  • C’mon! Don’t Stick to Outdated Philosophies!

    von Weizsäcker, Ernst Ulrich (et al.)

    Pages 63-100

  • Come On! Join Us on an Exciting Journey Towards a Sustainable World!

    von Weizsäcker, Ernst Ulrich (et al.)

    Pages 101-204

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eBook $19.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4939-7419-1
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $29.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4939-7418-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Come On!
Book Subtitle
Capitalism, Short-termism, Population and the Destruction of the Planet
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4939-7419-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4939-7419-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4939-7418-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 220
Number of Illustrations and Tables
4 b/w illustrations, 42 illustrations in colour
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