The World We Made: Alex McKay’s Story from [Jonathon Porritt] on Amazon .com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Our planet’s future is too often. The World We Made describes a planet that is green, fair, connected, and collaborative. Based on extensive research, leading environmentalist Jonathon Porritt. Is a sustainable world even possible? As founder director of Forum for the Future and former chair of the UK Sustainable Development.

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The World we made is narrated by the character Alex McKay who in looks back on where the world went wrong and how the countries of the world united to fix the problems created in the years prior. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. However, there is another perspective that is not only positive, but credible, too. They look back to the year and describe changes in agriculture, food, and water; economics and madee energy; society and cities including spiritual militancy ; and much mor You’ve probably read dystopian novels that seem at least plausible and certainly distressing.

Designs for the Pluriverse: Inevitably, there are lots of ‘shocks to the system’ along the way – caused by accelerating climate change, threats to food supplies and so on. And yet, I have a flyer in my mailbox reminding me of the return of the Surrey Farmers Market every weekend coming up, and my wife has informed me of the reopening of our favourite local organic farm for the season, where wogld are actually cheaper overall, and completely lower our carbon footprint.

Severin rated it really liked it Nov 29, Every weekly report includes photos, diagrams, and other visuals to help readers imagine the key events, technology breakthroughs, and lifestyle revolutions that lead to a better future.

Customers who bought this item also bought. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. A former Director of Friends of the Earth, he is the founding director of Forum for the Future, and an eminent commentator, author, and broadcaster.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Incredibly thought provoking, this book looks at the optimistic view of what our world could be like in if we were to actually get our act together and start to jonayhon make a difference.


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Part history, part personal memoir, The World We Made reveals how it is possible to reach a genuinely sustainable world by ; describing the key events, technological breakthroughs and lifestyle revolutions that will transform our planet. But the book really reads like a non-fiction book about the last 50 years history.

He spends one section specifically devoted to talking about “feeding the world,” and goes into detail: All royalties from the sale of the book go to support the work of Forum for the Future, one of the world’s leading non-profits working towards a sustainable future. A collection of “research” based journal entries, take the leader on a trip into a world we could just so happen to create. But now, for the first time, The World We Made presents a credible, positive vision of our planet that is green, fair, connected and collaborative Jonathon Porritt Editions: Alex McKay’s Story from ‘ describes a planet that is green, fair, connected, and collaborative.

The characters may fight monsters or aliens, but human impulses were fundamentally good, and everything turned out well in the end. Published October 8th by Phaidon Press first published October 7th Porritt former Director of Friends of the Earth, he is jonathoon founder director of Forum for the Future, and eminent commentator, author and broadcaster.

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The book is mainly focused on sustainability and climate jonaathon, but Alex does not step away from talking of politics, economics, sickness and medication, and in doing all of this, he maintains a strong belief that even when things seem the worst, there is always hope.

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But now, for the first time, The World We Made presents a credible, positive vision of our planet that is green, fair, connected and collaborative. And while not all of Porritt’s porriht Alex’s if you will prophesies seem plausible, could this not be a testament to the instillment of a capitalism based doctrine that we have been used to for so long.

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Interesting idea, but I got busy and didn’t finish it. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I can’t read it without saying “no, we’re all fucked. Book ratings by Goodreads. Phaidon is headquartered in London and New York City.

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Making Kin in the Chthulucene Experimental Futures. This world, while at times fantastical, is not unimaginable. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.

I wouldn’t be surprised though if some of the plagues and famines come about in the next few decades. It makes a nice change to find some cautious optimism, backed with detailed suggestions. What The World We Made did so beautifully was made you look past the doom, into the future, and say to yourself, “Ok, this is going to be really hard, some of us won’t make it, what now?

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All royalties from sales of the book will go to support the work of Forum for the Future. Solitaire Townsend rated it it was amazing Mar 05, Wallowing in a dark universe massages a Calvinistic guilt in media consumers helpless to do anything about these overwhelming problems.

The story and viewpoint of how the first half of the 21st century has developed is remarkably consistent and extremely well though out.

Writing down the history of the last 50 years and how the world has changed. But that said, given the amount of time spent in virtual worlds, this might actually come true. Part history, part narrative, The Porrittt We Made describes the key events, technological breakthroughs, and lifestyle revolutions that could transform our planet, covering topics as wide-ranging as 3D printing, personal genomics, urban agriculture, and the digital landscape.