• Climate Crisis. How to Save the World from Ourselves

  • Climate Change Crisis Becoming an Opportunity for a Sustainable Future Economy
  • By: Saygin Celen
  • Narrated by: B. Patrick
  • Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
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Existential threat. Climate change is the biggest existential crisis that humankind has faced. In the last 100 years, we have ruined the carbon cycle using fossil fuels, namely coal, petroleum, and natural gas, to build our civilization, not taking into account the catastrophic impacts climate change can cause. We are already seeing a record of floods, hurricanes, wildfires, and droughts, since the temperature rise is already at 1.5 degrees Celsius. We need to reduce our greenhouse effect by half by 2030 and reach the zero-carbon economy by 2050 to limit the temperature rise to two degrees Celsius. Even though our lives depend on it, most of us don't know about the causes and how we will be able to tackle this existential threat. This book gives you alternative answers on what steps governments, companies, and individuals need to take.

Greenhouse effects and global warming. According to Elon Musk, "Ruining the carbon cycle is the dumbest experiment in history." Life on earth built its balance in 4.5 billion years, and human-induced fossil fuel emissions caused the carbon dioxide density to increase from 300 to 420 ppm in less than 100 years, resulting in the heat being trapped in the atmosphere and the average temperature increasing by 1.5 degrees Celsius. We need to keep it at two degrees Celsius.

The biggest opportunity. We are at a turning point. Climate change solutions also make economical sense, which governments and corporations are completely aware of. Now is the time to phase out fossil fuel production and consumption and give full momentum to the green zero-carbon economy, using sources such as geothermal, wind power, solar electricity, nuclear fusion, and biomass. Fortunately, renewable sources, along with the available technologies and upcoming innovations, are all in line to create the sustainable future economy. 

Successful models. Arguably, the biggest challenge that the humanity has ever overcome as one species is the ozone depletion through the Montreal Protocol, which was signed by 197 countries. Now the ozone layer is fully recovering, as chlorofluorocarbons are banned by all countries, and it's estimated to fully recover by 2050. The Montreal Treaty and other successful technologies and innovations can be used as a success model that also represents what we are able to achieve when we unite.

The new economy. It's inevitable that we will be feeling the impacts of climate change for the decades to come, since we keep filling the atmosphere with greenhouse gases. However, we have every reason to be extremely hopeful, since all countries signed the Paris Agreement, they come together each year to improve the progress via COP meetings, and we have new and upcoming technologies such as Tokamak nuclear fusion, solid state batteries, complete electrification of vehicles, and concentrated solar power that can realize the zero-carbon economy by the 2050 deadline. 

Learn exactly what climate change is and how we will be able to tackle it in the next few decades. This book will bring you the information and insight for you to see how governments, companies, and individuals can take orchestrated actions. 

©2021 Saygin Celen (P)2021 Saygin Celen

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Practical steps the planet can take.

The climate crisis is the biggest existential threat and yet most people don’t know much about it. This book explains the basics of climate change science and the policies, Paris Agreement, and technologies we will use to tackle it. What I like most about this book is that it is really positive about the solutions and our ability to overcome the challenge using innovation and collaboration.

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Very comprehensive!

If you are looking into learning the basics of what climate change is and how the world can be saved, I recommend this book. It was definitely worth my time.

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Fantastic!

Insightful book and enjoyable to listen. Climate change is a topic that is so extensive and the writer does a great job explaining the road ahead clearly.