Big World, Small Planet: Abundance Within Planetary Boundaries

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Yale University Press, 2015 - 206 pages

A profoundly original vision of an attainable future that ensures human prosperity by safeguarding our threatened planet


"If you have time to read one book on this subject, I highly recommend the new Big World, Small Planet, by Johan Rockstrom, director of the Stockholm Resilience Center, and Mattias Klum, whose stunning photographs of ecosystem disruptions reinforce the urgency of the moment."—Thomas L. Friedman, New York Times


Big World, Small Planet probes the urgent predicament of our times: how is it possible to create a positive future for both humanity and Earth? We have entered the Anthropocene—the era of massive human impacts on the planet—and the actions of over seven billion residents threaten to destabilize Earth’s natural systems, with cascading consequences for human societies. In this extraordinary book, the authors combine the latest science with compelling storytelling and amazing photography to create a new narrative for humanity’s future. Johan Rockström and Mattias Klum reject the notion that economic growth and human prosperity can only be achieved at the expense of the environment. They contend that we have unprecedented opportunities to navigate a “good Anthropocene.” By embracing a deep mind-shift, humanity can reconnect to Earth, discover universal values, and take on the essential role of planetary steward. With eloquence and profound optimism, Rockström and Klum envision a future of abundance within planetary boundaries—a revolutionary future that is at once necessary, possible, and sustainable for coming generations.

 

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Still, nobody speaks for Planet Earth Look at it this way, they authors say: “We (humans) constitute a geological-size force, one even more extensive in magnitude and pace than volcanic eruptions ... Consulter l'avis complet

Table des matières

PREFACE
7
OUR TEN KEY MESSAGES
14
SECTION 1 THE GRAND CHALLENGE
28
SECTION 2 THE GREAT MINDSHIFT
114
SECTION 3 SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS
144
AFTERWORD
194
FURTHER INFORMATION ON PHOTOGRAPHS
198
KEY SOURCES AND RECOMMENDED READING
200
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
207
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Johan Rockström, an internationally recognized scientist and leader on global sustainability, is founding director of the Stockholm Resilience Centre and professor of water systems and global sustainability at Stockholm University. He is the author of several books and more than 100 research publications. He lives in Stockholm, Sweden. Mattias Klum is a renowned National Geographic photographer and filmmaker who has focused on endangered species, ecosystems, and ethnic minorities around the world. In 2008 he was named a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum. He is an Ambassador for IUCN and WWF, as well as a Fellow at National Geographic Society. Stockholm University awarded him an honorary doctorate in 2013. Big World, Small Planet is Klum’s thirteenth book.

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