Congratulations to our trustee Mike Berners-Lee on the publication of his new book, There is No Planet B: A Handbook for the Make or Break Years.
The book is a superb overview of the big picture of climate change: what’s going on and what is required for humans to thrive in the Anthropocene – the epoch of human dominance on the planet.
It strikes a great balance between being accessible and entertaining whilst being serious and robust. Mike deftly brings together the multi-disciplinary global perspective with the practicalities of who can do what to bring about the system changes we need.
It’s had some very encouraging reviews and endorsements so far – from environmental politicians to scientists and the mainstream media.
Mike has previously published two books: Bad Are Bananas? The Carbon Footprint Of Everything, and The Burning Question.
How to buy the book
We recommend asking at your local bookshop. You can check stock at some of them using the Near St website. To order online, we suggest buying from one of the online booksellers that are rated highly by Ethical Consumer. You can find download versions and print copies. The best rated bookseller for a print copy seemed to be The Guardian Bookshop (£9.99 plus £1.99 delivery).
You can also pick up a copy directly from Mike at one of his book tour talks. The next one we know of in Cumbria is on Tuesday 2 July at the University of Cumbria, Ambleside. Details are being firmed up but keep an eye on the university’s website.