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How to Live a Low-Carbon Life: The Individual's Guide to Stopping Climate Change

3.58  ·  Rating details ·  36 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Climate change is the greatest challenge facing humanity: drastic reduction of carbon emissions is vital if we are to avoid a catastrophe that devastates large parts of the world. Governments and businesses have been slow to act and individuals now need to take the lead. The Earth can absorb no more than 3 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions each year for every person on th ...more
Paperback, 319 pages
Published February 8th 2007 by Earthscan Publications
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Richard
Feb 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: thesis, own-it
A very thorough book that attempts to practically answer the title question quantitatively. It applies specifically to the UK, but there are many aspects in common with other countries. A very useful book for those who actually want to make a difference.

While the information was useful, I would have liked to see more visual or graphical summaries of the wealth of data to make it more readily accessible. Some really good infographics would add a lot to the book (although maybe later editions have
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Karen
Aug 12, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: green-themes
If your reaction is 'what for' this book isn't for you. If you've got the Prius, the wind turbine and solar panels this is unlikely to be hard hitting enough. Probably already too out of date, the basic message is that waiting for everyone else (or the government) is not the way ahead - even if it is the only solution - and what we need is committed individuals who are ready to do their bit whilst every one laughs at them. If you're already interested and involved then the chances are you are al ...more
Molly
Oct 19, 2009 rated it it was ok
Goodall has some interesting ideas to cut back on your personal carbon footprint. You just have to remember that his thesis may be hypocritical and lack sense. He says government is useless and will never cause change. The individual can have the biggest impact on CO2 in the atmosphere. Ok Goodall, so now you're running for office in the UK? Riiiight.
D.
Jul 15, 2007 rated it it was ok
Shelves: diy
All in all I felt this book took up too much space regurgitating information but was, overall, a decent enough reference book for people wanting to learn how to make a personal impact.
Juli
Nov 26, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: random
Here's an environmental wakeup call!
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