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


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

By Mike Berners-Lee

Book Launch Event: Wednesday 6th March

Lancaster Environment Centre, Gordon Manley Building

Training Rooms 1&2

4-6 pm+

Presentation, Q&A and discussion, refreshments provided. All welcome!

Please email researchinstitutes@lancaster.ac.uk to confirm your attendance

Feeding the world, climate change, biodiversity, antibiotics, plastics, inequality, fake news – the list of concerns for the Anthropocene seems endless. But how does it all fit together, and what should we do? And, given the global nature of the challenges we now face, what on Earth can any of us do?

There is No Planet B maps it out in an accessible and entertaining way, filled with astonishing facts and analysis. 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. You’ll find practical and even inspiring ideas for what you can actually do to help humanity thrive on this – our only – planet.

Mike Berners-Lee is the author of How Bad Are Bananas? and The Burning Question. He is a Professor at Lancaster University and is the Director of Small World Consulting.

“A lively and cogent assessment of what is happening to the Earth’s biosphere and resources.”

Martin Rees, Astronomer Royal

 “I absolutely love this book… stands out as a beacon of common sense, clarity and – crucially – hope.”

Caroline Lucas, MP

 “Mike shares his insights with warmth and wit, and his book could not be more timely.”

David Shukman, BBC Science Editor


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