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Breaking Boundaries: The Science Behind Our Planet
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Breaking Boundaries: The Science Behind Our Planet (Hardback)

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Advisors who guided David Attenborough's Our Planet now reveal the full scale of the climate emergency we face, and explain that if we act now, we can stabilize Earth's life support system.



This high-impact book, written by leading climate change experts, explains the greatest crisis humanity has ever faced. The story is accompanied by unique visualizations of Earth produced by Globaia, the world's leading visualizers of human impact.



The authors explain that in 2009, scientists identified nine planetary boundaries that keep Earth stable, ranging from biodiversity to ozone. Beyond these boundaries lurk tipping points. In order to stop short of these tipping points, the 2020s must see the fastest economic transition in history. This book demonstrates how societies are reaching positive tipping points that make this transition possible: groups such as Extinction Rebellion and the schoolchildren led by Greta Thunberg demand political action; countries are committing to eliminating greenhouse gas emissions; and one tipping point has even already passed - the price of clean energy has dropped below that of fossil fuels.



At the brink of a critical moment in history, this essential book presents a vision of "Planetary Stewardship" based on a new understanding of our rainforests, ice sheets, oceans, atmosphere, and rich diversity of life.

Natural World & The EnvironmentThe environmentPollution & threats to the environmentGlobal warmingNatural World & The EnvironmentThe natural world, country life & petsThe Earth: natural history generalWeatherScience & MathematicsEarth sciencesTechnicalOther technologies & applied sciencesSpace science Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd Publication Date: 04/03/2021 ISBN-13: 9780241466759  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Johan Rockstroem is a leading global sustainability scientist and chief scientist at Conservation International. He has published several books, presented three TED talks, and, other than the Netflix/WWF production Our Planet, he has worked with James Cameron, Leonardo DiCaprio, and others on several major films and TV productions. Owen Gaffney is a science writer, journalist, and global sustainability expert who co-founded the Future Earth Media Lab and Rethink.Earth. A regular writer for New Scientist, he is also on the editorial board of Anthropocene Magazine.

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