Like most of us, Damon Gameau has spent most of his adult years overwhelmed into inaction by the problem of climate change and its devastating effects on the planet. But when Damon became a father, he decided to do what he does best, and tell a story. The story became an imagining of what the world could look like in 2040, if we all decided to start doing things differently, right now. The result is the era-defining documentary 2040--a meticulously researched plea for the adoption of community-building, energy-generating, connection-forging, forest-renewing, ocean-replenishing measures that science tells us will reset our planet's health, drive our economies and improve lives across the globe. This book shows us how we can stitch this magnificent vision into everyday life by engaging in activities such as cooking, shopping, gardening, sharing, working and teaching our kids. It shows us that climate change is a practical problem that can be tackled by each of us, one small step at a time, and that we can make a genuine difference, if we know what to do. Brimming with practical wisdom and even 50 delicious recipes, the book empowers you to become the change you want to see in the world. Includes conversion chart.
AUTHOR: Damon Gameau's 2015 first feature film, That Sugar Film, is the highest-grossing Australian documentary of all time across Australia and New Zealand. The accompanying book, That Sugar Book, has since been published in more than 15 countries and eight languages around the world; it was followed by That Sugar Guide in 2016. Paul Hawken is an environmentalist, author, and activist, whose books include Drawdown. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.