The Live Earth Global Warming Survival Handbook is the essential, exclusive, and official companion volume to Live Earth, and perfectly communicates the concerts' message: that we all have crucial roles in preventing a true global catastrophe, and that the time to act is now in order to save our selves.
The Live Earth Global Warming Survival Handbook presents 77 essential skills for stopping climate change-and for living through it. But this is no ordinary "77 Things You Can Do to Save the World." The Global Warming Survival Handbook is a fun, compelling, and sly deconstruction of a survival guide, teaching us not simply how to change a light bulb, but how to change the way we live-all with a great sense of humor, a grain of salt, and real science to back it up. Think of it as the Boy Scouts Handbook crossed with World
Changing: A User's Guide for the 21st Century atop the Worst Case Scenario Survival Handbook.
The Handbook's skills range from the mundane to the sublime, pointing readers to both take action and to think and learn about how those actions, when multiplied, will affect the world. For instance, when we learn to "Eat Our Veggies," we're really learning about how our food choices affect the land, water, and atmosphere. When we read about how to "Put on a Sweater," we learn not only the subtle variations of that skill, but also about heating, energy consumption, and the huge C02 impact of keeping the temperature of our homes at 74 degrees.
The book opens with an introduction introducing the science of global warming, providing the reader with a context for the 77 essential skills that follow. There will also be an extensive resources guide, or "green pages," which will provide useful resources for the eco- conscious reader. This section will include a glossary of terms, along with a guide to finding the right organizations to join, the best places to shop, and the places to search for further information about green living and its positive affect on global climate change.
Then there are the 77 skills for "surviving global warming." The tone is always smart and funny-equal parts tongue-in-cheek, practical advice, factual information, and blue-sky dreaming of ways to save the world.
Each skill in The Live Earth Global Warming Survival Handbook is presented on a two-page spread featuring a bright, full-color instructional illustration, a brief introduction to the skill and its core ideas, a set of instructions, spin-off ideas, and scientific and environmental facts.
The climate crisis is no laughing matter, but The Live Earth Global Warming Survival Handbook uses the universal appeal of humor, the idiom of the instructional guide, and real, useful information to convey the important message of Live Earth: Act now. Any later may be too late.
Paperback, 160 Pages