“Moving to a Finite Earth Economy – Crew Manual” is a book that, in an all-inclusive way, outlines what humanity needs to do to successfully address the root cause of our climate emergency.
When it comes to climate change, the past doesn't equal the future. What is happening now has never occurred during humanity’s time on Earth. Who better than a futurist to address this? Futurist David Houle immersed himself in all facets of global warming and climate change over the past four years. He spent two years researching, writing and co-authoring "This Spaceship Earth". What he learned in that process prompted Houle to cofound a global nonprofit: thispaceshipearth.org.
As a result, Houle was invited to speak at the EPA, at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, and at numerous other environmental gatherings and conferences around the globe. Houle wrote, "It is my fundamental responsibility as a futurist to be right about the future, and to offer possible suggestions on how best to navigate it. This book does just that for the existential threat that is climate change."
This is NOT another long, dense, difficult to read book arguing about whether climate change is real. It accepts that it is, that it is caused by us, and sets forth what we must do. The need for URGENCY is reinforced throughout the book. Houle has no qualms about stating the facts as he sees them. We have until 2030 and we haven't a minute to waste.
Houle and his co-author, Bob Leonard, make the case for humanity to move to a Finite Earth Economy as fully as possible by 2030. They discuss the new metrics and technologies needed to advance from here to there. Houle and Leonard provide clarity as to what must be done at all levels of humanity from global corporations and nation state governments all the way to individuals. This book also deals with two major issues rarely covered in climate change literature: population management and strategic retreat. This book answers the question: “What can we do to successfully prevail over climate change?”
The time for dealing with denial is over. Now is the time to focus on solutions… solutions that impact every facet of modern life. For those of you who are ready to do something about climate change, this book will help you walk your talk. “Moving to a Finite Earth Economy” is a clear-eyed look at what’s coming, and what we can do about it.