The Great Disruption: Why the Climate Crisis Will Bring On the End of Shopping and the Birth of a New World Why the Climate Crisis Will Bring On the End of Shopping and the Birth of a New World, Paul Gilding
  • List: $20.49  |  Sale: $14.34
    Club: $10.24
    • Facebook Share
    • Twitter Share
    • Pinterest Share

Details

The Great Disruption: Why the Climate Crisis Will Bring On the End of Shopping and the Birth of a New World

Author: Paul Gilding

Narrator: Antony Ferguson

Unabridged: 11 hr 1 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Tantor Audio

Published: 12/19/2011

Genre: Business & Economics - Green Business

Synopsis

It's time to stop just worrying about climate change, says Paul Gilding. We need instead to brace for impact because global crisis is no longer avoidable. This Great Disruption started in 2008, with spiking food and oil prices and dramatic ecological changes, such as the melting ice caps. It is not simply about fossil fuels and carbon footprints. We have come to the end of Economic Growth, Version 1.0, a world economy based on consumption and waste, where we lived beyond the means of our planet's ecosystems and sources.The Great Disruption offers a stark and unflinching look at the challenge humanity faces—yet also a deeply optimistic message. The coming decades will see loss, suffering, and conflict as our planetary overdraft is paid; however, they will also bring out the best humanity can offer: compassion, innovation, resilience, and adaptability. Gilding tells us how to fight—and in—what he calls the One Degree War to prevent catastrophic warming of the earth, and how to start today.The crisis represents a rare chance to replace our addiction to growth with an ethic of sustainability, and it's already happening. It's also an unmatched business opportunity: Old industries will collapse while new companies will literally reshape our economy. In the aftermath of the Great Disruption, we will measure "growth" in a new way. It will mean not quantity of stuff but quality and happiness of life. Yes, there is life after shopping.

Recommended

The End of Growth Adapting to Our New Economic Reality, Richard Heinberg
The End of Growth
by Richard Heinberg

Economists insist that recovery is at hand, yet unemployment remains high, real estate values continue to sink, and governments stagger under record deficits. The End of Growth proposes a startling diagnosis: humanity has reached a fundamental tur...

Narrator: Paul Boehmer
Published: 12/30/2011

The Everything Green Living Book Transform Your Lifestyle--Easy Ways to Conserve Energy, Protect Your Family's Health, and Help Save, Diane Gow McDilda
The Everything Green Living Book
by Diane Gow McDilda

Want to learn more about organic food? Curious about alternative power sources? Want to do your part to help save the environment? The way that you live, work, travel, eat, drink, and dress affects the earth and the environment--and this concise, ey...

Narrator: Rick Plastina
Published: 01/01/2008

The Necessary Revolution How Individuals And Organizations Are Working Together to Create a Sustainable World, Peter M. Senge
The Necessary Revolution
by Peter M. Senge

Imagine a world in which the excess energy from one business would be used to heat another. Where buildings need less and less energy around the world, and where “regenerative” commercial buildings – ones that create more energy th...

Narrator: Ted Barker,Patrick Frederic
Published: 06/10/2008

Get Big Fast and Do More Good Start Your Business, Make It Huge, and Change the World, Ido Leffler
Get Big Fast and Do More Good
by Ido Leffler

Get Big Fast and Do More Good is a guide to modern entrepreneurship and accelerated brand-building from the founders of Yes To Inc, the company behind the breakthrough natural beauty brand Yes to Carrots.Ido Leffler and Lance Kalish, two 29-year-old...

Narrator: Nico Evers-Swindell
Published: 11/05/2013

Profits and Sustainability A History of Green Entrepreneurship, Geoffrey Jones
Profits and Sustainability
by Geoffrey Jones

Are profits and sustainability compatible? This book brings unique perspectives to this key debate by exploring the history of green entrepreneurship since the nineteenth century, and its spread globally in industries including renewable energy, org...

Narrator: Mike Chamberlain
Published: 05/21/2019

Green Business Practices for Dummies, Lisa Swallow
Green Business Practices for Dummies
by Lisa Swallow

Green Business Practices For Dummies provides readers with the information they need to reduce the environmental impact of the business with out reducing their bottom line. The practical and expert advice and tips presented in this title benefits b...

Narrator: TBD
Published: 02/24/2009

A Piece of the Sun The Quest for Fusion Energy, Daniel Clery
A Piece of the Sun
by Daniel Clery

Our rapidly industrializing world has an insatiable hunger for energy and conventional sources are struggling to meet demand. Oil is running out, coal is damaging our climate, many nations are abandoning nuclear, yet solar, wind, and water will neve...

Narrator: Don Hagen
Published: 06/27/2013

The Vegetarian Myth Food, Justice, and Sustainability, Lierre Keith
The Vegetarian Myth
by Lierre Keith

We’ve been told that a vegetarian diet can feed the hungry, honor the animals, and save the planet. Lierre Keith believed in that plant-based diet and spent twenty years as a vegan. But in The Vegetarian Myth, she argues that we’ve been ...

Narrator: Joyce Bean
Published: 02/08/2012

The Necessary Revolution How Individuals And Organizations Are Working Together to Create a Sustainable World, Peter M. Senge
The Necessary Revolution
by Peter M. Senge

Imagine a world in which the excess energy from one business would be used to heat another. Where buildings need less and less energy around the world, and where “regenerative” commercial buildings – ones that create more energy th...

Narrator: Ted Barker,Patrick Frederic
Published: 06/10/2008
{"id":"242304","ean":"9781452675459","abr":"Unabridged","title":"The Great Disruption: Why the Climate Crisis Will Bring On the End of Shopping and the Birth of a New World","subtitle":"Why the Climate Crisis Will Bring On the End of Shopping and the Birth of a New World","author":"Paul Gilding","rating_average":"0","narrator":"Antony Ferguson","ubr_id":"242304","abr_id":"0","ubr_price":"20.49","abr_price":"0.00","ubr_memprice":"12.29","abr_memprice":"0.00","ubr_narrator":"Antony Ferguson","abr_narrator":"","ubr_length":"Unabridged: 11 hr 30 min","abr_length":"Abridged: "}