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A Newer World
Politics, Money, Technology, and What’s Really Being Done to Solve the Climate Crisis
William F. Hewitt; William K. Reilly, fwd.




New Hampshire
2012 • 348 pp. 19 illus. 6 x 9"
Global Warming & Climate Change / Ecology & Environmental Studies / Environmental Policy


$29.95 Hardcover, 978-1-58465-963-1

$26.99 Ebook, 978-1-61168-351-6

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An environmentalist’s exploration of how we are bringing ourselves to the beginning of the end of the climate crisis and to the verge of sustainability

Here is a story that has not previously been adequately told: the story of the developments, trends, and visionary people that are, in many ways, mitigating the climate crisis and turning sustainable development into reality, not just a grand concept. In A Newer World, the environmentalist Bill Hewitt explores the advances in business and finance, politics, design, science, and engineering that are transforming the world around us right now, even as the dire climatic consequences of the industrialization of our economies have become ever more starkly apparent.

The received wisdom is that we are on an irrevocable path toward climate catastrophe. The political process, we are told, is broken. Coal-fired power plants in China and India are going to inundate the climate system with CO2 before we can convert to less dangerous ways to generate power. Market mechanisms to control emissions have not, as yet, realized their potential. There is some truth in all of this, but it is not, by any means, the whole story. A Newer World surveys the quantum leaps that are being made in clean technology and tells how governments, industry, and financial institutions are moving faster and more vigorously every day toward embracing these technologies. The challenges are real. A Newer World tells the untold story of the major progress already being made in addressing the looming climate crisis.

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WILLIAM F. HEWITT has been an environmental professional and activist for more than twenty-five years. He is a writer and teacher of graduate and continuing education classes on energy and the environment, climate change, and clean technology at New York University’s Center for Global Affairs.



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