A good story for once: introducing the innovators and innovations that will tackle climate change head-on
Everyone agrees we need to slash global greenhouse emissions. But how do we actually achieve that? Politicians can set targets and consumers can try to live greener lives. But the world will only avoid runaway global warming with the help of technological breakthroughs.In this fascinating book, Chris Goodall profiles ten technologies to watch, explaining how they work and telling the stories of the inventors and entrepreneurs driving them forward. Some of Goodall's selections, such as theelectric car, are familiar. Others are more surprising.Algae, for example, can soak up carbon dioxide and produce fuel, whilecharcoalmade from waste vegetable and forestry matter can lock carbon into soils and reduce the need for fertilizers.Cutting-edge and accessible, this is popular science at its most crucial.
Chris Goodallis a world-leading expert on climate change solutions. Hisfirst book,How to Live a Low-carbon Life, won the 2007 Clarion award for non-fiction, and he publishes Carbon Commentary, a website providing incisive appraisal of climate issues.
'Ten Technologies is superb - it cuts like lightning through the myths and muddled thinking surrounding energy issues. It is vital, topical, and a very fresh approach', Mark Lynas
'[A] brilliantly concise and clear-eyed account', Fred Pearce, New Scientist
'First-class', BBC Focus
'Goodall's book contains much of the information you'll need to follow the energy debates in years to come', The Herald (Glasgow)
'Cheer up, we can all save the planet. Books about climate change can be depressing, so three cheers for Chris Goodall's latest, Ten Technologies to Save the Planet, for its positive, pragmatic message....Best of all, you don't need science qualifications to understand it.Written in an accessible, engaging style...Small wonder, perhaps, that this timely, thoughtful book was recently chosen as one of the Financial Times Books of the Years. It provides some fascinating, carefully analysed insights into where we might go next..', Oxford Times