- Hardcover: 272 pages
- Publisher: St. Martin's Press; First Edition edition (April 18, 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1250142075
- ISBN-13: 978-1250142078
- Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 1 x 9.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (71 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,734 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"In their new book, Climate of Hope, Michael Bloomberg and Carl Pope provide readers with a wonderful, in-depth analysis of how municipalities, businesses and private citizens are proving to be a bold force in solving the greatest challenge of our time―the climate crisis. This book gives readers the opportunity to benefit from the wisdom of two highly successful individuals who have taken distinct paths to ensuring that their own communities and organizations have a tangible impact in securing our sustainable future. Climate of Hope is an inspiring must-read for anyone who wants to know how their local actions can have positive and significant impacts on the world." ―Former Vice President Al Gore, Chairman of The Climate Reality Project
"If Trump is looking for a blueprint, he could not do better than to read a smart new book, Climate of Hope." ―Thomas Friedman in The New York Times
“Meeting our world’s growing energy demands will require contributions from science, business and government. As Climate of Hope shows, Michael Bloomberg has a unique understanding of the importance of this collaborative approach. Michael’s leadership and optimism remind us that by working together, we can develop breakthrough innovations to reduce the cost and increase the reliability of clean energy technology.” ―Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
“Climate change threatens to reshape the future of our world's population centers. Bloomberg and Pope have been leaders on fortifying our cities against this threat, and their book proves that victory is possible―and imperative.” ―Leonardo DiCaprio
“Michael Bloomberg and Carl Pope, in their new book, Climate of Hope, make a powerful argument that we need a new conversation to ensure we save the planet from global warming. It is a necessary look at the threat and an urgent call for all of us to act immediately at the local level. They bring knowledge, experience and passion to a subject that demands our attention." ―Charlie Rose, anchor and executive editor of Charlie Rose, co-anchor of CBS This Morning, and correspondent on 60 Minutes
"A book that glows with the optimism of levelheaded reason. Keenly attuned to political realities, Climate of Hope bypasses the fraught debates over long-term climate change, focusing instead on the immediate consequences of pollution." ―New York Magazine
“A hopeful book of strategies for delivering the planet from our worst environmental depredations. …a thoughtful, eminently reasonable set of proposals.” ―Kirkus
“Upbeat, pragmatic, eloquent, and supremely well-informed, Bloomberg and Pope present striking statistics, cogently describe diverse examples of energy reforms and innovations across the U.S. and around the world, and make clear on both personal and social levels why a low-carbon future is possible, necessary, and of great benefit to everyone.” ―Booklist (starred)
“[Bloomberg & Pope’s] divergent insights offer a three-dimensional examination of the crisis as well as accessible solutions, innovative suggestions and a plethora of benefits. Most importantly, their positive, forward-looking attitude is inspiring and attainable. Bloomberg and Pope's collaborative work epitomizes the unity needed to solve climate change, and they set an example to follow.” ―Shelf Awareness
“Thanks in no small part to Michael Bloomberg, mayors around the world are proving day after day that cities can tackle climate change. There are three things we need to do: act, act and act again. This is the first book that explains how.” ―Anne Hidalgo, mayor of Paris
“Michael Bloomberg and Carl Pope show that cities demonstrate how a bottom-up approach to climate action is not only possible, but also necessary―and how all of us have a role to play.” ―Carol Browner, former EPA Administrator & White House Climate Advisor
“Climate of Hope couldn’t be more timely―or more necessary. Its optimistic and can-do spirit is exactly what made a global agreement possible. Now, Bloomberg and Pope provide a roadmap for making it a success.” ―Christiana Figueres, Former Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC
About the Author
MICHAEL BLOOMBERG is the founder of Bloomberg LP, a Philanthropist, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change, and three-term mayor of New York City. His charitable foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, employs a unique data-driven approach, often focused on cities, to its five main focus areas: public health, education, the environment, the arts, and government innovation. A passionate supporter of action on climate change, Bloomberg is involved in multiple climate efforts, including partnering with the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal Campaign, which aims to close half of America’s coal-powered energy production, and supporting state efforts to transition to renewable energy sources. He has served as Chair of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board, the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures.
A veteran leader in the environmental movement, CARL POPE is the former Executive Director and Chairman of the Sierra Club. He's now the principal adviser at Inside Straight Strategies, looking for the underlying economics that link sustainability and economic development. He serves as a Senior Climate Adviser to former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg. He was a founder of the Blue-Green Alliance and America Votes. He has served on the Boards of Ceres, the California League of Conservation Voters, As You Sow, the National Clean Air Coalition, and California Common Cause. He is currently a member of the US-India Track II Climate Diplomacy project of the Aspen Institute. He writes regularly for Bloomberg View and Huffington Post. Mr. Pope is also the author of three books: Sahib, An American Misadventure in India; Hazardous Waste in America; and co-author along with Paul Rauber of Strategic Ignorance: Why the Bush Administration Is Recklessly Destroying a Century of Environmental Progress, which the New York Review of Books called "a splendidly fierce book."
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The current Administration's ignorant hostility towards the topic has had me feeling hopeless about our planet's well-being.
This book details how smaller organizations, cities, states, corporations, citizens can and are making changes that can give us a chance to change the inevitable climatic disaster that unchecked greenhouse gas release will cause.
Bloomberg gives a very sober accounting of what a proper Conservative's view of fighting climate change should be. To paraphrase,"It's not about polar bears, it's about money. There's plenty of green in 'going green'."
A great read for those who aren't in denial about the problem. An eye opener in a common sense kind of way for those who remain skeptical but are willing to hear the arguments about why addressing this is important.
Bloomberg and Pope each contribute a chapter in the seven sections of the book for a total of 17 chapters. The powerful Conclusion is collaboratively written by the two authors. The book is beautifully illustrated with two full-color plate sections: the first displays photos of Bloomberg and Pope at work for the environment; the second is a collection of informative charts and graphs. It’s simply a first-class project, both in its well-written text and graphical presentation, from beginning to end.
Unlike many other books in the environmental genre, Bloomberg and Pope don’t focus on doom and gloom. Instead, the authors discuss how the future belongs to environmental sustainability, drawing on their own impressive experiences implementing real-world solutions to the challenges of climate change. From clean energy to urban living, transportation, resource management, agriculture and related issues, the authors explain how a better life is thoroughly compatible with green living.
More than this: a green future is vital to recovering our fraying democracy and revitalizing the economy. Big Oil remains a formidable obstacle; however, Bloomberg and Pope demonstrate that the future is being remade, with or without fossil fuel. It’s a very hopeful, practical and empowering message that inspires us to join what must be a winnable struggle.
I highly recommend this excellent book to everyone.
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