A decade after his groundbreaking book The Weather Makers, Tim Flannery argues that Earth’s climate system is fast approaching a crisis but that there is a promising “third way” forward
Atmosphere of Hope
Searching for Solutions to the Climate Crisis
978-0-8021-2565-1 • $16.00 • Paperback • Oct. 2016
A decade ago, Tim Flannery’s #1 international bestseller, The Weather Makers, was one of the first books to break the topic of climate change out into the general conversation. Today, Earth’s climate system is fast approaching a crisis. Political leadership has not kept up, and public engagement with the issue of climate change has declined. Opinion is divided between optimists who think technology will solve our problems and pessimists who feel that catastrophe is inevitable.
Time is running out, but Flannery argues that catastrophe is not inevitable. Around the world people are now living with the consequences of an altered climatewith intensified or more frequent storms, wildfires, droughts and floods. For some it’s already a question of survival. Drawing on the latest science, Atmosphere of Hope gives a snapshot of the trouble we are in and more crucially, proposes a new way forward, including rapidly progressing clean technologies and a “third way” of soft geo-engineering. Tim Flannery, with his inimitable style, makes this urgent issue compelling and accessible. This is a must-read for anyone interested in our global future.