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Climate change: Fear and hope

Book review of Hope in Hell: A Decade to Confront the Climate Emergency

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Book cover of Hope in Hell: A Decade to Confront the Climate Emergency

Laveesh Bhandari
The problem with books by environmentalists is that they tend to be very bleak. But this one, fortunately, devotes substantial space to the solutions. Jonathon Porritt is a well-known environmentalist, author, and thought-leader. His facts are put together to strike fear and energise action. With apologies to the author, let me try and summarise his arguments in a paragraph.

Human activity has been causing a massive increase in greenhouse gases (primarily CO2) for a while now and the earth’s average temperatures have been rising. The amount of CO2 in the atmosphere today was last observed somewhere between 3 to 5

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First Published: Oct 30 2020 | 12:47 AM IST

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