The Carbon Almanac
When it comes to the climate, we don't need more marketing or anxiety. We need established facts and a plan for collective action. The Carbon Almanac
When it comes to the climate, we don't need more marketing or anxiety. We need established facts and a plan for collective action. The Carbon Almanac is a once-in-a-lifetime collaboration between hundreds of writers, researchers, thinkers, and illustrators that focuses on what we know, what has come before, and what might happen next. With more than 1,000 data points, this extraordinary book uses cartoons, quotes, illustrations, tables, histories, and articles to lay out carbon's impact on our food system, ocean acidity, agriculture, energy, biodiversity, extreme weather events, the economy, human health, and best and worst-case scenarios.
Designed to share, this book is the definitive source for facts and the foundation for a global movement to fight climate change. To make a difference, we must first understand what’s happening.
The climate is the fundamental issue of our time, and now we face a critical decision. Whether to be optimistic or fatalistic, whether to profess skepticism or to take action. Yet it seems we can barely agree on what is really going on, let alone what needs to be done. We urgently need facts, not opinions. Insights, not statistics. And a shift from thinking about climate change as a "me" problem to a "we" problem.
This isn't what the oil companies, marketers, activists, or politicians want you to believe. This is what's really happening, right now. Our planet is in trouble, and no one concerned group, corporation, country, or hemisphere can address this on its own. Self-interest only increases the problem. We are in this together. And it's not too late for concerted, collective action for change.
About the Author
The Carbon Almanac Network is a team of over 300 researchers, writers, artists, and chart specialists located in (40) countries, ranging in age from students to seniors. In this unprecedented collaboration, a network of concerned citizens volunteered to work together to kickstart conversations about the most important issue of our time - climate.
The Carbon Almanac is paperback, measures 11" L x 8.5" W and is 331 pages long.