The World We Made: Alex McKay’s Story from [Jonathon Porritt] on Amazon .com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Our planet’s future is too often. The World We Made describes a planet that is green, fair, connected, and collaborative. Based on extensive research, leading environmentalist Jonathon Porritt. Is a sustainable world even possible? As founder director of Forum for the Future and former chair of the UK Sustainable Development.
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Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. The format is that of a ths school report or textbook – which might make it sound less fun than it is. Vera rated it really liked it Oct 16, The World Pofritt Made is essential reading for anyone interested in preserving our planet. Not only are the strengths and weaknesses of existing technologies analyzed to project a reasonable scenario of where the world will be, but new business models, ways of life and philosophies are purported as the backbone to a better Which is why I am only giving the book 4 stars.
The World We Made: Alex McKay’s Story from by Jonathon Porritt
Please try again later. All royalties will support the work of Forum for jade Future, one of the world’s leading sustainable development non-profits. Our planet’s future is too often described in terms of doom and despair. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Dec 21, bkwurm rated it it was ok. How can we do this to them?
We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. That wasn’t the case although there were unique things written about which I started to do in my own life in jobathon past year, such as deconstructing clothing and refashioning them rather than donating them or buying new clothes. Whether it is pipelines destroying the coast of Northern BC or roads dissecting the African Savannah, we feel powerless to change things because we are just one person, and doom and gloom always wins out.
Every “journal entry” is broken into a topic that pertains to something that has changed in our world over the past fifty years. Porritt makes a lot of pporritt points, meaning it will get harder and harder to read as time passes and politicians continue to disregard the facts regarding climate change.
A history teacher, moving on to a new job and doing a last project with his class: This is not pie in the sky stuff but all about what is possible and already in the works.
Part history, part narrative, The World We Made describes the key events, technological breakthroughs, and lifestyle revolutions that could transform our planet, covering topics as wide-ranging as 3D printing, personal genomics, urban agriculture, and the digital landscape.
The Education of an Unlikely Activist “In a world where doom and gloom surrounds us everywhere, Jonathon Porritt shows us that another future is possible?
The World We Made : Alex McKay’s Story from 2050
Porritt needs to spend time in a room of teenage robotics engineers to understand his mistake. It doesn’t alienate, or strik A coffee-table book, written from the yearwoeld a fictional community college prof called Alex McKay.
Staying with the Trouble: He does this project being 50 years old in the year Part history, part narrative, The World We Made describes the key events, technological breakthroughs, and lifestyle revolutions that could transform our planet, covering topics as wide-ranging as 3D printing, personal genomics, urban agriculture, and the digital landscape. The book’s innovative ideas are brought to life with futuristic photographs, infographics, and hand-drawn sketches, while an extensive index provides the tools and tips needed to prepare for what’s ahead.
However, there is another perspective that is not only positive, but credible, too. But now, for the first time, The World We Made presents a credible, positive vision of our planet that is green, fair, connected and collaborative.
Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. However, there is another It is a research journal, written by the fictional character Alex McKay who is looking back on his fiftieth birthday at the time since the millennium.
Jonathon is arguably more responsible for helping to create that positive future porrritt anyone I know. At the back of the book, a follow-up section contains ideas and information on how we personally can effect change, with links to relevant organizations, people, initiatives and campaigns, a guide to further reading, a glossary of key terms and an index for easy navigation and reference. Perhaps keeping this book around your house for a year or so te help the right time to arise to digest it.
Part science fiction, part fantasy, and part harrowing reality, The World We Made: Honathon are the pathways to our future if we can simply look past today alone, and into a void which currently exists in our world.
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I like the concept but I couldn’t finish the book because the scenarios feel too optimistically-imagined. Page 1 porrit 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. A former Director of Friends of the Earth, he is the founder director of Forum for the Future, and eminent commentator, author and broadcaster.
The world has turned away from fossil fuels and an obsession with GDP growth. Something human seems to have been lost.