What If We Get It Right?: Visions of Climate Futures (Hardcover)

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Our climate future is not yet written. What if we act as if we love the future?

Sometimes the bravest thing we can do while facing an existential crisis is imagine life on the other side. This provocative and joyous book maps an inspiring landscape of possible climate futures.

Through clear-eyed essays and vibrant conversations, infused with data, poetry, and art, Ayana Elizabeth Johnson guides us through solutions and possibilities at the nexus of science, policy, culture, and justice. Visionary farmers and financiers, architects and advocates, help us conjure a flourishing future, one worth the effort it will take—from every one of us, with whatever we have to offer—to create.

If you haven’t yet been able to picture a transformed and replenished world—or to see yourself, your loved ones, and your community in it—this book is for you. If you haven’t yet found your role in shaping this new world or you’re not sure how we can actually get there, this book is for you.

With grace, humor, and humanity, Johnson invites readers to ask and answer this ultimate question together: What if we get it right?

On imagination, possibility, and transformation with
Paola Antonelli • Xiye Bastida & Ayisha Siddiqa • Jade Begay • Régine Clément • Abigail Dillen • Brian Donahue • Kelly Sims Gallagher • Rhiana Gunn-Wright • K. Corley Kenna • Bryan C. Lee Jr. & Kate Orff • Franklin Leonard & Adam McKay • Bill McKibben • Kate Marvel • Samantha Montano • Leah Penniman • Colette Pichon Battle • Kendra Pierre-Louis • Judith D. Schwartz • Jigar Shah • Bren Smith • Oana Stănescu • Mustafa Suleyman

About the Author

Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson is a marine biologist, policy expert, writer, and Brooklyn native. She co-­founded and leads Urban Ocean Lab, a think tank for the future of coastal cities, and is the Roux Distinguished Scholar at Bowdoin College. Dr. Johnson co-edited the bestselling climate anthology All We Can Save, co-created and co-hosted the Spotify/Gimlet podcast How to Save a Planet, and co-authored the Blue New Deal, a roadmap for including the ocean in climate policy. She serves on the board of directors for Patagonia and GreenWave, and on the advisory board of Environmental Voter Project. Above all: She is in love with climate solutions.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780593229361
ISBN-10: 0593229363
Publisher: One World
Publication Date: September 17th, 2024
Pages: 496
Language: English