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Climate of Hope

Climate of Hope

How Cities, Businesses, and Citizens Can Save the Planet

Book - 2017
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"The 2016 election left many people who are concerned about the environment fearful that progress on climate change would come screeching to a halt. But not Michael Bloomberg and Carl Pope. Bloomberg, an entrepreneur and former mayor of New York City, and Pope, a lifelong environmental leader, approach climate change from different perspectives, yet they arrive at similar conclusions. Without agreeing on every point, they share a belief that cities, businesses, and citizens can lead--and win--the battle against climate change, no matter which way the political winds in Washington may shift. In Climate of Hope, Bloomberg and Pope offer an optimistic look at the challenge of climate change, the solutions they believe hold the greatest promise, and the practical steps that are necessary to achieve them. Writing from their own experiences, and sharing their own stories from government, business, and advocacy, Bloomberg and Pope provide a road map for tackling the most complicated challenge the world has ever faced."--Jacket.
Publisher: New York :, St. Martin's Press,, 2017.
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781250142078
Branch Call Number: 363.73874 BL
Characteristics: 264 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Pope, Carl - Author


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Feb 11, 2020

I needed to read this book! The task before us is daunting but recognizing that it is neither impossible nor depressing is very inspiring! In fact the main point in the book for me was that doing things differently than we have done is the ONLY thing that makes sense economically, ethically and for the sake of future generations. I for one have taken to heart the call to action in the closing chapter - to start a dialogue with friends, neighbours & colleagues on the sense behind moving to a carbon-less society. Sure Bloomberg thumped his chest periodically but then again he’s accomplished more than most - mayor of NY City, UN’s Special Envoy for Climate Action & successful business person. He & Carl Pope gave unique perspectives & insights few others (if any) have. And the book was an easy read. Time well spent and, in my opinion, a must read to keep your sanity as you contemplate our biggest challenge to face humanity - our survival through building a better world!

DBRL_ReginaF Feb 13, 2019

It's so nice to read some thing positive and hopeful about what we are doing and what we still can do on climate change. I know Bloomberg is making sounds like he might be considering running for President but this book is very apolitical. He highlights successes (and some failures) of both parties, other countries, businesses, and individuals.

Jan 12, 2018

Pretty good elaboration as to what is actually happening, i.e. confirming data about where excess pollution and dangerous heating gasses exist... and then what is actually being done by corporations and governments to change their practices by being more efficient. The biggest problem this movement has in its framing as global warming (even though that is the ultimate result). In todays world of antagonistic politics shading everything, it is nice to know that companies understand the value of becoming more efficient and then acting on it... for everyones benefit.

Nov 13, 2017

There's a bit of humble-bragging by both men about the roles they've played in leading the fight against climate change. That said, people interested in better understanding the considerable clout that cities, mayors, and ordinary coalitions can have--regardless of the Republican party's attempt to dismantle environmental protections--will enjoy this book and its message of perseverance.

Jul 22, 2017

Excellent explanation of how climate change effects us in the present as well as in the future. We can all do things to contribute to making this a better world for us and even our grandchildren. Immediate benefits include better health, stronger economies and many jobs.

Jun 28, 2017

This is the same biollionaire idiot who appointed sleazoid jobs-offshoring maniac Jack Welch as his // education czar \\ when he was NYC's mayor?!?!?!?!


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