Harnessing Science to Change the World

Book - 2015
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For more than twenty years, Bill Nye "the Science Guy" has inspired legions of fans with an empowering message: The combination of scientific curiosity and human ingenuity can transform obstacles into opportunities and unlock a future of endless possibilities. Now, Bill applies his message of technological optimism to one of the most serious challenges facing our species: climate change. With a scientist's rigorous understanding of how things are and an engineer's vision of how things could be, he completely reframes the issue of today's environmental crisis, and views it not as the end of progress but as an opportunity for a tremendous new beginning--a moment for our society to rethink the way we live and to create a cleaner, healthier, smarter world. We need not remain shackled to the inefficient technologies of the Industrial Revolution; we need not accept pollution and environmental ruin as the inevitable costs of a vibrant economy; above all, we need not leave our children a planet that is depleted and overheated. The urgent task here is not saving the Earth--it's saving the Earth for us, for humanity. We can do that, but the moment to begin is now.--Adapted from book jacket.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, [2015]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781250007148
Branch Call Number: 363.73874 NYE
Characteristics: 341 pages ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Powell, Corey S. 1966-- Editor


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sundanced Jul 07, 2017

Climate change can be a scary subject, but this book will beguile you with its combination of enthusiasm, optimism, imagination, and scientific knowledge. A great read!

Oct 08, 2016

As I do with all of Bill's books I listened to this one. A fantastic overview of global climate change and the things humanity can do to help change its course.

Feb 23, 2016

Finally. Can I not take Science now?

Jan 11, 2016

Ideal for those without a high school education, or children.

Nov 24, 2015

“Bill Nye Demolishes Climate Deniers: 'The Single Most Important Thing We Can Do Now Is Talk About Climate Change' – The scientist discusses his new book, 'Unstoppable,' and the urgent need for climate action.” . . .
by Sean Illing, from Salon, November 10, 2015


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