Countdown: Our Last, Best Hope for a Future on Earth? by Alan Weisman

By Alan Weisman

A strong research into the possibilities for humanity's destiny from the writer of the bestseller the area with no Us.In his bestselling booklet the area with out Us, Alan Weisman thought of how the Earth may well heal or even fill up empty niches if relieved of humanity's consistent pressures. at the back of that groundbreaking concept scan was once his desire that we might be encouraged to discover the way to upload people again to this imaginative and prescient of a restored, fit planet-only in concord, now not mortal strive against, with the remainder of nature.But with one million extra folks each four days on a planet that's no longer getting any greater, and with our exhaust overheating the ambience and changing the chemistry of the oceans, clients for a sustainable human destiny appear ever extra doubtful. For this lengthy awaited follow-up ebook, Weisman traveled to greater than 20 international locations to invite what specialists agreed have been the most very important questions about Earth--and additionally the toughest: what number people can the planet carry with out capsizing? How powerful needs to the Earth's environment be to guarantee our persevered life? will we understand which different species are necessary to our survival? And, how may we really arrive at a sturdy, optimal inhabitants, and layout an economic system to permit real prosperity with out never-ending growth?Weisman visits a unprecedented variety of the world's cultures, religions, nationalities, tribes, and political structures to profit what of their ideals, histories, liturgies, or present conditions may recommend that typically it's of their personal most sensible curiosity to restrict their progress. the result's a landmark paintings of reporting: devastating, pressing, and, finally, deeply hopeful.By vividly detailing the burgeoning results of our cumulative presence, Countdown unearths what could be the quickest, so much applicable, sensible, and reasonable approach of returning our planet and our presence on it to stability. Weisman back indicates that he's the most provocative reporters at paintings this present day, with a publication whose message is so compelling that it'll switch how we see our lives and our future.

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