The Future We Choose: Surviving the Climate Crisis

The Future We Choose: Surviving the Climate Crisis Review

Climate change: it is arguably the most urgent and consequential issue humankind has ever faced. How we address it in the next thirty years will determine the kind of world we will live in and will bequeath to our children and to theirs.

In The Future We Choose, Christiana Figueres and Tom Rivett-Carnac--who led negotiations for the United Nations during the historic Paris Agreement of 2015--have written a cautionary but optimistic book about the world's changing climate and the fate of humanity.
The authors outline two possible scenarios for our planet. In one, they describe what life on Earth will be like by 2050 if we fail to meet the Paris climate targets. In the other, they lay out what it will be like to live in a carbon neutral, regenerative world. They argue for confronting the climate crisis head-on, with determination and optimism. The Future We Choose presents our options and tells us what governments, corporations, and each of us can and must do to fend off disaster.

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  • Lou

    By far the most prominent, urgent and important environmental issue our planet has ever faced, the climate crisis we currently find ourselves in means we are disappearing into the abyss and the topic ...

  • Viv JM

    This is an absolutely excellent book. A book on climate change could (quite rightly) be depressing, but not this one. Yes, the climate emergency is real and frightening but the authors argue not only ...

  • Linh

    Okay. I know everyone is going to have opinions about this book, the author(s--remember, there's two of them!) and what "climate" people think about it. I'll start. First, it could have been 3 or 4 st...

  • Steve

    This review is from my blog Live Many Lives at www.livemanylives.wordpress.comWe are faced at this very moment with a climate emergency. Christina Figueres is Executive Secretary of the United Nations...

  • Jacob Aron

    Part blueprint for the next decade, part call to action and part self-help book, The Future We Choose is an important read in the run up to the COP26 climate negotiations, which will take place five y...

  • Jemima Pett

    This excellent book sets out practical ways in which WE (not they) can alleviate the climate crisis and keep global temperature rise to below the critical1.5 degrees by 2050. Its OUR choice.Stay under...

  • Eric Bea

    This book was written by the "architects of the Paris Agreement". Immediately, this should let the reader know what the authors' positions are. Unfortunately, this reads too much like a defense of the...

  • Amy Minh

    When I hear of climate change news, I am one of those people who still live in a bubble believing that it is something in the distant future. I am not emotionally invested in the issue. I do my share ...

  • Ryan Mizzen

    This offers a sense of hope about climate change. The authors also speak about the importance of mindset and taking time for ourselves when we need it and I think that's absolutely crucial....

  • Dawn M. Gaetke

    Just the right balance of sobering facts and reasons for hopeI have been studying sustainable management for over two years. The authors have helped me articulate in just a few hours what months of st...