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Being the Change: Live Well and Spark a Climate Revolution

Being the Change: Live Well and Spark a Climate Revolution


作者  /  Peter Kalmus

出版社 / New Society Publishers

出版日期 / 2017/08/08

商品語言 / 英文

裝訂 / 平裝

定價 / NT$699

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節約環保與快樂生活背道而馳?NO! 讓氣候科學家告訴你,他如何以實際行動,過著美國人平均耗能十分之一的快樂生活!

每個人都想要快樂,但是當我們消耗更多能源來追求快樂時,地球暖化地更嚴重了!

地球氣候系統急劇轉變的警訊,使得本書作者 – 一位住在市郊的氣象科學家,同時也是兩個孩子的父親,開始了一段改變他生命與世界的旅程。他開始騎單車、自己種菜、靜坐冥想,只為了做簡單且徹底的改變。最後,他大幅刪減了能源使用量,降低對氣候的衝擊,只用了美國人平均耗能的十分之一,而且在實踐過程中,過著更快樂的生活。

本書探索了個人的日常活動與集體困境之間的關係,它集結了科學、精神生活與實際行動,正向發展出對全球暖化的回應。

第一部分暴露了我們生存在彼此關聯的困境中:人口過剩、全球暖化、大規模農業、陷於成長迷思的經濟學、破產的政治體系,以及背離自然的思維,並且以簡單易讀的文字解釋何謂氣象科學。第二部分則提供了對上述困境的回應:如何脫離這個破碎的體系,將我們的日常生活與生物圈融合在一起的方法。

本書傳達的核心訊息是樂觀的:沒有石油的生活不僅是可能的,它還是更好的生活。

Life on 1/10th the fossil fuels turns out to be awesome.

We all want to be happy. Yet as we consume ever more in a frantic bid for happiness, global warming worsens.

Alarmed by drastic changes now occurring in the Earth’s climate systems, the author, a climate scientist and suburban father of two, embarked on a journey to change his life and the world. He began by bicycling, growing food, meditating, and making other simple, fulfilling changes. Ultimately, he slashed his climate impact to under a tenth of the US average and became happier in the process.

Being the Change explores the connections between our individual daily actions and our collective predicament. It merges science, spirituality, and practical action to develop a satisfying and appropriate response to global warming.

Part one exposes our interconnected predicament: overpopulation, global warming, industrial agriculture, growth-addicted economics, a sold-out political system, and a mindset of separation from nature. It also includes a readable but authoritative overview of climate science. Part two offers a response at once obvious and unprecedented: mindfully opting out of this broken system and aligning our daily lives with the biosphere.

The core message is deeply optimistic: living without fossil fuels is not only possible, it can be better.

Peter Kalmus is an atmospheric scientist at Caltech / Jet Propulsion Laboratory with a Ph.D. in physics from Columbia University. He lives in suburban Altadena, California with his wife and two children on 1/10th the fossil fuels of the average American.







詳細資料

誠品26碼 /2681496096005
ISBN 13 /9780865718531
ISBN 10 /0865718539
EAN /9780865718531

頁數384
尺寸22.9X15.2CM
裝訂平裝
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語言英文
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