One Planet Is Enough

Tackling Climate Change and Environmental Threats through Technology

Authors: Westergård, Rune

  • Offers a compelling sketch of how technological advances have shaped humankind’s evolution and how they can unlock ways to combat climate change and environmental threats
  • Shows new perspectives on climate change and sustainable development based on harnessing technology
  • Challenges the view that only a decrease in consumption and the related decline in living standards can effectively address climate change
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The present book offers a compelling sketch of how technological advances have shaped humankind’s evolution and how they can unlock ways to combat climate change and environmental threats. It also reveals new perspectives on climate change and sustainable development by harnessing technology.

Given today’s conditions, only a homeless vegan could achieve a sustainable ecological footprint. In reality, it would be impossible, and even destructive, to attempt to save the planet by discontinuing consumption. It would disrupt evolution and threaten the driving forces of the technology that is our hope for combating climate change and environmental threats in the future.

This is the opinion of Rune Westergård, engineer, entrepreneur, and environmental debater, with several decades of experience from the field of environmental and energy technology. He challenges many established truths on consumption and sustainability and demonstrates how and why they are flawed. From his point of view, both continued global growth and increased welfare are entirely possible within the ecological limitations of our planet. Once we learn to put technology to our best advantage, one planet will be enough.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $29.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-60913-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $39.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-60912-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
One Planet Is Enough
Book Subtitle
Tackling Climate Change and Environmental Threats through Technology
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-60913-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-60913-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-60912-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 150
Number of Illustrations and Tables
4 b/w illustrations, 7 illustrations in colour
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