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Dangerous Years - Climate Change, the Long Emergency, and the Way Forward

David W. Orr

This gripping, deeply thoughtful book considers the future of civilization in the light of what we know about climate change and related threats. David Orr, an award-winning, internationally recognized leader in the field of sustainability and environmental education, pulls no punches: Even with the Paris Agreement of 2015, Earth systems will not reach a new equilibrium for centuries. Earth is becoming a different planet-more threadbare and less biologically diverse, with more acidic oceans and a hotter, more capricious climate. Furthermore, technology will not solve complex problems of sustainability. Yet we are not fated to destroy the Earth, Orr insists. He imagines sustainability as a quest and a transition built upon robust and durable democratic and economic institutions, as well as changes in heart and mindset. The transition, he writes, is beginning from the bottom up in communities and neighborhoods. He lays out specific principles and priorities to guide us toward enduring harmony between human and natural systems.

This gripping, deeply thoughtful book considers the future of civilization in the light of what we know about climate change and related threats. David Orr, an award-winning, internationally recognized leader in the field of sustainability and environmental education, pulls no punches: Even with the Paris Agreement of 2015, Earth systems will not reach a new equilibrium for centuries. Earth is becoming a different planet-more threadbare and less biologically diverse, with more acidic oceans and a hotter, more capricious climate. Furthermore, technology will not solve complex problems of sustainability. Yet we are not fated to destroy the Earth, Orr insists. He imagines sustainability as a quest and a transition built upon robust and durable democratic and economic institutions, as well as changes in heart and mindset. The transition, he writes, is beginning from the bottom up in communities and neighborhoods. He lays out specific principles and priorities to guide us toward enduring harmony between human and natural systems.
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This gripping, deeply thoughtful book considers the future of civilization in the light of what we know about climate change and related threats. David Orr, an award-winning, internationally recognized leader in the field of sustainability and environmental education, pulls no punches: Even with the Paris Agreement of 2015, Earth systems will not reach a new equilibrium for centuries. Earth is becoming a different planet-more threadbare and less biologically diverse, with more acidic oceans and a hotter, more capricious climate. Furthermore, technology will not solve complex problems of sustainability. Yet we are not fated to destroy the Earth, Orr insists. He imagines sustainability as a quest and a transition built upon robust and durable democratic and economic institutions, as well as changes in heart and mindset. The transition, he writes, is beginning from the bottom up in communities and neighborhoods. He lays out specific principles and priorities to guide us toward enduring harmony between human and natural systems.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Danny Campbell

Length:

10h 34m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

08:54


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

01:48


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

11:03


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

32:14


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

21:35


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

33:01


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

26:23


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

43:46


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

37:51


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

58:03


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

42:21


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

25:07


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

36:47


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

40:31


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

40:26


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

41:52


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

51:03


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

40:54


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

38:06


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

02:40