Dangerous Years by
Publication Date: 2016-11-22
This gripping, deeply thoughtful book considers future of civilization in the light of what we know about climate change and related threats. Emeritus Oberlin College Professor David Orr, an award-winning, internationally recognized leader in the field of sustainability and environmental education, pulls no punches: even with the Paris Agreement of 2015, Earth systems will not reach a new equilibrium for centuries. Earth is becoming a different planet--more threadbare and less biologically diverse, with more acidic oceans and a hotter, more capricious climate. Furthermore, technology will not solve complex problems of sustainability. Yet we are not fated to destroy the Earth, Orr insists.