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Upcoming Book Release
February 2019

There Is No Planet B: A Handbook for the Make or Break Years

Mike Berners-Lee

We have the chance to live better than ever. But, as humans become ever more powerful, can we avoid blundering into disaster? – Mike Berners-Lee
There is No Planet B maps it out in an accessible and entertaining way, filled with astonishing facts and analysis. For the first time you’ll find big-picture perspective on the environmental and economic challenges of the day laid out in one place, and traced through to the underlying roots – questions of how we live and think. This book will shock you, surprise you – and then make you laugh.

And you’ll find practical and even inspiring ideas for what you can actually do to help humanity thrive on this – our only – planet.






Planet B has received glowing reviews. Some of which can be found below:

“I absolutely love this book! If you’ve ever felt overwhelmed by the scale of the global challenges we face, then read this book. There Is No Planet B is full of practical guidance, evidence-based and robust, yet completely accessible, and sets out the difference any one of us can make.  In an increasingly complex and confusing world, this book stands out as a beacon of common sense, clarity and – crucially – hope.” Caroline Lucas MP
“It asks all the searching and systemic questions I want to ask as humanity peers over a precipice…and has a bloody good go at answering them with data, experience and integrity.” Pooran Desai, OBE, Co-founder of Bioregional Development Group, and International Director of Bioregional’s One Planet Communities programme, and author of One Planet Living.
“… a lively and cogent assessment of what is happening to the Earth’s biosphere and resources. He tells us what we can do if we want to make a difference, and tread more softly on the planet.” Martin Rees, Astronomer Royal and author of On the Future: Prospects for Humanity
“… It’s also massively important, given the current state of the planet.” Bill McKibben, author of Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?

You can find more information about the author and the book here.

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