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At this point in time, the Drawdownbook is exactly what is needed a credible, conservative solution by solution narrative that we can do it Reading it is an effective inoculation against the widespread perception of doom that humanity cannot and will not solve the climate crisis Reported by effects include increased determination and a sense of grounded hopePer Espen Stoknes, Author, What We Think About When We Try Not To Think About Global Warming Theres been no real way for ordinary people to get an understanding of what they can do and what impact it can have There remains no single, comprehensive, reliable compendium of carbon reduction solutions across sectors At least until now The public is hungry for this kind of practical wisdom David Roberts, VoxThis is the ideal environmental sciences textbookonly it is too interesting and inspiring to be called a textbook Peter Kareiva, Director of the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, UCLA Drawdownis not just a projectit is an adventure It is a promising story that has the potential to engage every person on the planetwith at least one solution to climate change, whether it is educating girls, improved rice cultivation, creating walkable cities, eating a plant rich diet, household recycling, or any of the other solutionsKaren O Brien, cCHANGE Drawdownis an exceptional example of cooperation between some of the sharpest thinkers on climate and energy matters,an atlasthat has the potential to save the planetAndreas Kuhlmann, CEO German Energy AgencyIt will give you the best kind of hope, the kind that balances realism with radical vision Stabilizing the climate system will require a heroic global effort, but the point here is only to show thatsuch an effort can dothan merely succeed that it can succeed well, and open into futures that we can actually bear to contemplateTom Athanasiou, The NationIn the course ofsome years of investigating and writing about global warming Ive become all too familiar with that dynamic of gloom doom shame fear apathy, and I think Hawken has put his finger on exactly why we havent madepolicy progress The biggest anchor dragging behind this boat isnt climate denial or even indifference but, I suspect, the almost unspeakably deep, defeatist conviction that no response really matters because we are already so thoroughly screwed Im vulnerable to that despair at times and maybe you are, too If so, read this book not just as an antidote to fear and despair but as foundation for understanding and supporting the kinds of change that really could be coming, and at every scale from your household to your company, your community, your county and state and national governmentRon Meador, MinnPostI am blown away by Drawdown Like hearing an advance copy of Sergeant Pepper, back in the dayJohn Elkington, CEO Volans, author and world authority on sustainable development Be kindly unto the scientists, for they may just save our skinand make us happier and wealthier in the bargain An optimistic program for getting out of our current mess, well deserving of the broadest possible readership Kirkus Review A rigorous and profoundly important resourceDonna Seaman, BooklistWith a climate denying party controlling the government, it can seem that theres no hope But a new book might change thatand serve as a blueprint for what comes next if the US government and the global community begins to aggressively focus on altering the climate future Drawdownis likely the most comprehensive model of climate solutions ever made Fast Company Drawdownis a magnificent achievementGreg Watson, Schumacher Center for New Economics This is one of the most powerful, hopeful, world changing documents A deeply peer reviewed, fully win win, nearly no regrets pathwaywith a surprising ranking of the most important and impactful solutionsPaul Hawkens simple, elegant genius in leading this approach, can inspire rapid, catalytic actionAndy Lipkis, TreePeopleA bold plan to beat back climate change based on solutions already within our grasp Outside MagazineAt a time when the Trump administration is working to dismantle much of the nations efforts to minimize climate change, Paul Hawkens new book swoops onto the scene like a knight in shining armor The books release couldnt possibly come at a better time Refreshingly absent of political analysis, its grounded in scientific reality and will likely go a long way toward inciting people to action The Portland Tribune Drawdownis likely the most hopeful thing youll ever read about our ability to take on global warming Joel Makower, GreenBizThis book is a beautiful, inspiring, and deeply satisfying read Most importantly it is nodoom and gloom It is OPTIMISTIC and empowering Paul Hawken is a true visionary and a brilliant voice for real solutions Jessica Rolph, Founding Partner, Happy Family Its so brillianta showstopper Donald A Falk, PhD, Associate Professor School of Natural Resources and the Environment,University of ArizonaPaul Hawkenis an author and activist He has founded successful, ecologically conscious businesses, and consulted with heads of state and CEOs on economic development, industrial ecology, and environmental policy He has written seven books including four national bestsellers The Next Economy, Growing a Business, and The Ecology of Commerce,and Blessed Unrest The Ecology of Commercewas voted as thecollege text on business and the environment by professors inbusiness schools Natural Capitalism Creating the Next Industrial Revolution, co authored with Amory Lovins, has been referred to by several heads of state including President Bill Clinton who called it one of the most important books in the world at that time He has served on the board of many environmental organizations including Center for Plant Conservation, Shelburne Farms, Trust for Public Land, Conservation International, and National Audubon Society