Now or Never: Book summary and reviews of Now or Never by Tim Flannery

Now or Never

Why We Must Act Now to End Climate Change and Create a Sustainable Future

By Tim Flannery

Now or Never
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  • Published in USA  Oct 2009,
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In Now or Never, the internationally acclaimed author of The Weather Makers returns to the subject of climate change with a book that is at once a forceful call to action and a deeply (and often surprisingly) pragmatic roadmap toward sustainability.

Utilizing the most up-to-the-minute data available, Tim Flannery offers a guided tour of the environmental challenges we face and their potential solutions in both the big picture and in specific detail. He explores everything from techniques for storing the carbon that dead plants release into the earth to the fragile balancing act between energy demands and food supply in India and China, from carbon-trading schemes in South America to a recent collaboration between a Danish wind-energy company and an automobile manufacturer that may produce a viable electric car and end the reign of big oil.

Now or Never is a powerful, thought-provoking, and essential book about the most urgent issue of our time.

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"Flannery's compelling arguments and accessible language will move the passive bystander, persuade the skeptic and rouse the activist." - Publishers Weekly

"Starred Review. Flannery's brief but eloquent book challenges all citizens of the developed countries to take responsibility for the fate of our planet by living a sustainable lifestyle. An essential read." - Library Journal

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Tim Flannery Author Biography

Dr. Flannery has made contributions of international significance to the fields of palaeontology, mammalogy and conservation and to the understanding of science in the broader community. His work, which includes a number of major discoveries, has received international acclaim from both peers and professionals.

His book, The Future Eaters (1994), concerns the evolution of Australasian environments and is the first of its kind. It is a remarkable synthesis of the determinants of life in the southern lands that comprise Australasia. The Times Literary Supplement praised the work's insight and fresh approach to issues of international concern. The book quickly became a best seller in Australia and it has been released in the United States, United Kingdom and New Zealand. It is ...

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