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review Climate of Hope Õ eBook or Kindle ePUB Æ NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERFrom Mayor Michael Bloomberg and former head of the Sierra Club Carl Pope comes a manifesto on how the benefits of taking action on climate change are concrete immediate and immense They explore climate change solutions that will make the world healthier and prospBattle against climate change no matter which way the political winds in Washington may shift In Climate of Hope Bloomberg and Pope offer an optimistic look at the challenge of climate change the solutions they believe hold the greatest promise and the practical steps that are necessary to achieve them Writing from their own experiences and sharing their own stories from government business and advocacy Bloomberg and Pope provide a road map for tackling the most complicated challenge the world has ever faced Along the way they turn the usual way of thinking about climate change on its head from top down to bottom up from partisan to pragmatic from costs to benefits from tomorrow to today and from fear to hop. I agree totally with the themes of the book we must address climate change for the benefits now and to mitigate future risk that the action is mostly at the local level because our federal Gov is dysfunctional and most state governments are too I like that the book as of today is surprisingly up to the minute I like that it's very optimistic at a time when the news seems all badI think the fact that I agreed with this is what I liked least about it I feel like part of the story may be missing Perhaps I'll watch some Fox News now to make sure it's not just confirmation bias

Climate of HopeBattle against climate change no matter which way the political winds in Washington may shift In Climate of Hope Bloomberg and Pope offer an optimistic look at the challenge of climate change the solutions they believe hold the greatest promise and the practical steps that are necessary to achieve them Writing from their own experiences and sharing their own stories from government business and advocacy Bloomberg and Pope provide a road map for tackling the most complicated challenge the world has ever faced Along the way they turn the usual way of thinking about climate change on its head from top down to bottom up from partisan to pragmatic from costs to benefits from tomorrow to today and from fear to hop. I agree totally with the themes of the book we must address climate change for the benefits now and to mitigate future risk that the action is mostly at the local level because our federal Gov is dysfunctional and most state governments are too I like that the book as of today is surprisingly up to the minute I like that it's very optimistic at a time when the news seems all badI think the fact that I agreed with this is what I liked least about it I feel like part of the story may be missing Perhaps I'll watch some Fox News now to make sure it's not just confirmation bias

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Climate of Hope ê NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERFrom Mayor Michael Bloomberg and former head of the Sierra Club Carl Pope comes a manifesto on how the benefits of taking action on climate change are concrete immediate and immense They explore climate change solutions that will make the world healthier and prosperous aiming to begin a new type of conversation on the issue that will spur bolder action by cities businesses and citizens and even someday by Washington Climate of Hope is an inspiring must read Former Vice President Al Gore Chairman of The Climate Reality Project“Climate change threatens to reshape the future of our world's population centers Bloomberg and Pope have been leaders on fortifying our cities against this th. Remarkable Anyone involved in climate change work has a right to be cynical jaded angry and despairing especially after Trump was elected president of the US But this book swims strongly against that flow and makes a case for a better future for humanity if we act decisively – and profitably – on climate change The federal government of the US now controlled by climate change deniers and henchmen of the fossil fuel industry – the most profitable and STILL most heavily subsidized industry ever – is not the argument goes the only or even the most significant player when it comes to implementing climate change solutions The book is full of real world problems that are being solved right now as well as pointers to impediments and how those might be removedThis is the most helpful hopeful practical book on climate I have read Whereas Bill McKibben's Eaarth made me so despairing that I couldn't finish it – and don't be too comforted our situation thanks to decades of stalling by my generation is dire – this book makes me want to dust myself off and get to work Adlai Stevenson once said In classical times when Cicero had finished speaking the people said 'How well he spoke' but when Demosthenes had finished speaking they said 'Let us march' Bloomberg former mayor of New York and Pope former president of the Sierra Club are Demosthenes in this comparisonYou will likely disagree with some things said by one or the other authors For liberal environmentalists taking hope from someone who is pro GMO pro nuclear power pro pipeline and who voted for George W Bush seems unlikely if not unpalatable if not something akin to heretical Yet this is the man who partnered with Sierra Club's Beyond Coal campaign and retired 251 dirty coal plants since 2010 For coal miners this sounds like the war on coal and very bad news Bloomberg and Pope ask you to consider yourselves not coal miners but energy workers and encourage government entities to make it possible for you to leave your dying and deadly industry and be trained for other energy jobs or other workMy intention is to go back and revisit the many parts I highlighted in this book and offer to make it available to legislators in New Mexico who may see ways to help our failed state be both a leader in climate change action rise from the ashes of dependence on fossil fuels and find a way NOT to be the worst economy in the countryHope it's a great catalyst download ì eBook or Kindle ePUB ¼ Michael R. Bloomberg

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Michael R. Bloomberg ¼ 3 read & download Reat and their book proves that victory is possible and imperative” Leonardo DiCaprioIf Trump is looking for a blueprint he could not do better than to read a smart new book Climate of Hope Thomas Friedman in The New York TimesThe 2016 election left many people who are concerned about the environment fearful that progress on climate change would come screeching to a halt But not Michael Bloomberg and Carl Pope Bloomberg an entrepreneur and former mayor of New York City and Pope a lifelong environmental leader approach climate change from different perspectives yet they arrive at similar conclusions Without agreeing on every point they share a belief that cities businesses and citizens can lead and win the. Surprisingly this really is or at least tries to be what the title suggests – a hopeful book about the possibilities of countering climate change The authors businessman and former mayor of NYC Michael Bloomberg and former head of the Sierra Club Carl Pope write alternating chapters describing the challenges of climate change – which they take very seriously – and the many ways that individuals businesses and governments can address those problems in way that would provide not just a healthier world but a prosperous one Both authors have traveled the world working on issues of environmentally sound economically profitable practices and their discussions of city planning international trade sustainable energy sources agriculture finance etc felt comprehensive and clear Both are fine writers and the book never bogs down in excessive detail but seems to give a nice overview of the problems and potential solutions They point out in their introduction scaring people with apocalyptic scenarios may be attention getting but it doesn't generally result in changed behavior Here while acknowledging the catastrophic results we'll face if we fail to take action they focus on pragmatic lucrative motivations for change”Telling people that they might possibly save the Earth from distant and uncertain harm is not a great way to convince them to support a particular policy But what happens when you tell people that they can definitely right now reduce the number of asthma attacks suffered by children save their own families and friends from respiratory disease extend their own life expectancy cut their own energy bills make it easier for them to get around town improve their uality of life increase the number of jobs in their community and strengthen our national energy security – all while increasing the long term stability of the global climateWe hope that what will happen is that people will sign on for changes presented in this way but the authors also admit that there are powerful vested interests which stand in the way and which have to be confronted Politicians beholden to donors vested in old technologies communities dependent on certain industries businesses entrenched in certain models all need to be motivated to try new sustainable ways of meeting their goals and Pope and Bloomberg both have enough real world experience to know that this can be a formidable challenge Still the overall tone of the book is hopeful and I found it interesting and encouraging