Tipping Point the Coming Global Weather Crisis

Data from Ice cores taken from glaciers in Greenland and Antarctica have shown us that transition into the next Ice Age comes very rapidly after the warm peak is reached. Granted this is rapid on a geologic timeframe.

Author: Michael Joseph Little

Publisher: Michael Joseph Little

ISBN: 9781456455255

Category: Nature

Page: 154

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Tipping Point the Coming Weather Crisis is an indepth examination of weather conditions over the last 400,000 years; examining the effects that volcanic eruptions, Carbon Dioxide and Methane gas had both on the environment and on the history of mankind.Only from the past can we forecast what the future may bring and four times in the last 400,000 years as soon as it has reached maximum temperature an Ice Age has rapidly started. The melting of the Arctic Ice Pack is the tipping point that throws us into another ice age. So what happens after the Arctic Ice pack melts? Does it just keep getting so hot that the earth melts down? I don't think so. We are very near the end of the current warm period that has lasted 16,000 years, the end is long overdue and only lasted this long because man learned to use fire and the resulting smog cooled the atmosphere slightly - prolonging the current warm period. Shifting to oil and hydroelectric for energy has cleared the air and is allowing global warming to accelerate. In the depths of the last Ice Age, over 8 million square miles of ice covered the continents. This changed the very geography of the Earth and many shallow seas now covered by ocean were above sea level. The then mostly dry Aegean Sea in the Eastern Mediterranean was habitable and a Garden of Eden for mankind for over 80,000 years – giving man a safe haven from both beasts and massive volcanic eruptions. This Garden of Eden was covered by ocean, 10,000 years ago.I theorize on the meteorological and oceanographic conditions that allowed glaciers to form and last for 100,000 years, plus what effect miles of ice had on continents, oceans and man. What was it like for men and animals living next to a glacier and how did we survive eruptions that destroyed the Earth's Ozone layer?Abrupt weather changes have occurred in the past, when conditions existed almost exactly like they are today. Data from Ice cores taken from glaciers in Greenland and Antarctica have shown us that transition into the next Ice Age comes very rapidly after the warm peak is reached. Granted this is rapid on a geologic timeframe. But it is also true that one day in Canada and Eurasia, the winter will bring a solid freeze and this ice will not melt for 36 million days (approximately 100,000 years).Imagine a time when Canadians and Americans are jumping the border into Mexico and they are not welcome, but they go and go armed, having nothing to lose, already leaving a home and life covered in ice, millions will lose everything. A time of ice, when war and hunger are the norm and nuclear weapons get used on every continent - more than once. I do hope that I am wrong.

Global Crisis

... prices and weather in London, 1670 to 1830', Population Studies, ... change and the unthinkable (Chicago, 2016) Gladwell, M., The tipping point: how ...

Author: Geoffrey Parker

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300226355

Category: History

Page: 304

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An accessible synthesis of the prescient best seller exploring seventeenth-century catastrophe and the impact of climate change First published in 2013, Geoffrey Parker’s prize-winning best seller Global Crisis analyzes the unprecedented calamities—revolutions, droughts, famines, invasions, wars, and regicides—that befell the mid-seventeenth-century world and wiped out as much as one-third of the global population, and reveals climate change to be the root cause. Examining firsthand accounts of the crises and scrutinizing the prevailing weather patterns during the 1640s and 1650s—longer and harsher winters, and cooler and wetter summers—Parker reveals evidence of disrupted growing seasons causing malnutrition, disease, a higher death toll, and fewer births. This new abridged edition distills the original book’s prodigious research for a broader audience while retaining and indeed emphasizing Parker’s extraordinary historical achievement: his dazzling demonstration of the link between climate change and worldwide catastrophe 350 years ago. Yet, the contemporary implications of his study are equally important: are we prepared today for the catastrophes that climate change could bring tomorrow? At half the original length, this user-friendly abridgment is ideal for students and general readers seeking a rapid handle on the key issues.

Extreme Weather and Global Media

... an extreme weather event, but rather the exacerbation of a chronic crisis ... in data collection campaigns that represent Sandy as a tipping point for a ...

Author: Julia Leyda

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317630319

Category: Social Science

Page: 222

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In the two decades bracketing the turn of the millennium, large-scale weather disasters have been inevitably constructed as media events. As such, they challenge the meaning of concepts such as identity and citizenship for both locally affected populations and widespread spectator communities. This timely collection pinpoints the features of an often overlooked yet rapidly expanding category of global media and analyzes both its forms and functions. Specifically, contributors argue that the intense promotion and consumption of 'extreme weather' events takes up the slack for the public conversations society is not having about the environment, and the feeling of powerlessness that accompanies the realization that anthropogenic climate change has now reached a point of no return. Incorporating a range of case studies of extreme weather mediation in India, the UK, Germany, Sweden, the US, and Japan, and exploring recent and ongoing disasters such as Superstorm Sandy, the Fukushima nuclear crisis, flooding in Germany, and heat waves in the UK, Extreme Weather and Global Media generates valuable inquiry into the representational and social characteristics of the new culture of extreme weather.

Extreme Weather

Mark Lynas, High Tide: The Truth About Our Climate Crisis. ... very sudden consequences of a continued rise in global temperatures and “tipping points, ...

Author: Tom Streissguth

Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC

ISBN: 9780737755169

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 128

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Author Tom Streissguth provides an enthralling look into extreme weather. He examines issues from a variety of expert perspectives, highlighting key future challenges, and addressing the pros and cons of potential solutions. Readers will explore the relationship between global climate change and extreme weather, including air and water chemistry, solar radiation, hurricanes, and tropical cyclones, and heat waves. They will learn about other potential future warming and drought. They will examine the experience and impact from the Dust Bowl of the 1930s to the current water crisis in California.

The Political Economy of Global Warming

Possible tipping points include the melting of the West Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets; the melting of the Siberian permafrost, which stores 1,600 ...

Author: Del Weston

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135084936

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 230

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Humanity is facing an unprecedented global catastrophe as a result of global warming. This book examines the reasons why international agencies, together with national governments, are seemingly unable to provide real and binding solutions to the problems. The reasons presented relate to the existing dominant global economic structure of capitalism as well as the fact that global warming is too often seen as an isolated problem rather than one of a suite of exceptional, converging and accelerating crises arising from the global capitalist political economy. This book adopts a political economy framework to address these issues. It accepts the science of global warming but challenges the predominant politics and economics of global warming. To illustrate the key issues involved, the book draws on South Africa – building on Samir Amin’s thesis that the country represents a microcosm of the global political economy. By taking a political economy approach, the book provides a clear explanation of the deep and pervasive problem of the denial which fails to acknowledge global warming as a systemic rather than a market problem. The book should be of interest to students and scholars researching climate change, environmental politics, environmental and ecological economics, development studies and political economics.

A Resilient Asia Amidst Global Financial Crisis

From Crisis Management to Global Leadership Harinder S Kohli, Ashok Sharma ... years of crossing tipping points with potential to disrupt seasonal weather ...

Author: Harinder S Kohli

Publisher: SAGE Publications India

ISBN: 9788132105510

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 456

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This book is based on the papers presented and discussions held at a high-level regional workshop organized by the Asian Development Bank in January 2010 to discuss the impact of the global economic and financial crisis on developing Asia. It provides a clear and thought-provoking analysis of the global economic crisis from the perspective of 19 Asian countries. The papers present concrete ways in which Asian economies and financial systems can be made more responsive and resilient. The book proposes that Asian economies can capitalize on the global economic crisis by using it as an opportunity to move from crisis management to gradually assuming global economic leadership. It spells out a general framework for strengthening recovery efforts, ensuring inclusive growth and open regionalism, rebalancing Asia's growth model, and creating greater regional cooperation for a prosperous and resilient Asia. This is perhaps the first ever book in the market to undertake an in-depth discussion about the impact and the long-term implications of the global financial crisis on economies in Asia.

Global Crisis

8 Significance Global Crisis is an ambitious attempt to plug gaping holes in ... 9 The potential for Global Crisis to represent a “tipping point” remains ...

Author: Ian Jackson

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781351352284

Category: History

Page: 106

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Few historians can claim to have undertaken historical analysis on as grand a scale as Geoffrey Parker in his 2013 work Global Crisis: War, Climate Change and Catastrophe in the Seventeenth Century. It is a doorstop of a book that surveys the ‘general crisis of the 17th century,’ shows that it was experienced practically throughout the world, and was not merely a European phenomenon, and links it to the impact of climate change in the form of the advent of a cold period known as the ‘Little Ice Age.’ Parker’s triumph is made possible by the deployment of formidable critical thinking skills – reasoning, to construct an engaging overall argument from very disparate material, and analysis, to re-examine and understand the plethora of complex secondary sources on which his book is built. In critical thinking, analysis is all about understanding the features and structures of argument: how given reasons lead to conclusions, and what kinds of implicit reasons and assumptions are being used. Historical analysis applies the same skills to the fabric of history, asking how given chains of events occur, how different reasons and factors interact, and so on. Parker, though, takes things further than most in his quest to understand the meaning of a century’s-worth of turbulence spread across the whole globe. Beginning by breaking down the evidence for significant climatic cooling in the 17th-century (due to decreased solar activity), he moves on to detailed study of the effects the cooling had on societies and regimes across the world. From this detailed spadework, he constructs a persuasive argument that accounts for the different ways in which the effects of climate change played out across the century – an argument with profound implications for a future likely to see serious climate change of its own.

Elusive Tipping Point The China india Ties For A New Order

Notable among those events and episodes in 2008 were (a) the onset of a full-blown global financial crisis; (b) China's spectacular, go-global Beijing ...

Author: Pisupati Sadasiva Suryanarayana

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789811225833

Category: Political Science

Page: 276

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The Elusive Tipping Point: China-India Ties for a New Order is a timely foreign-policy-relevant book. This insightful book delves deep into the reasons for frequent diplomatic and strategic crises between Asia's two dynamic ancient civilisations with post-modern capabilities. Set in the context of seventieth anniversary of China-India diplomacy, the spotlight is turned on their complex search for neighbourliness and global good. Often a mirage, the positive tipping point in their state-to-state relations is traced through the past, the present and the potential future. A controversial missed opportunity in the past and a collective-win approach for the present are explored. For Beijing and Delhi, imaginative all-weather dialogue is the best option if they wish to stabilise their engagement for the uncertain future. Despite their major military crisis, PRC and India are expected to shape a realistic post-COVID world order.

The Anatomy of a Silent Crisis

They also bring more frequent, more intense weather-related disasters. ... potential large scale tipping-point events such as the rapid melting of the ...


Publisher: Global Humanitarian Forum

ISBN: 9782839905534

Category: Climatic changes

Page: 124

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Addressing Tipping Points for a Precarious Future

These are company-specific rather than planetary global initiatives, ... for the 'food crisis' including not only poor harvests due to weather anomalies but ...

Author: Timothy O'Riordan

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780197265536

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 300

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Tipping points are zones or thresholds of profound changes in natural or social conditions with very considerable and largely unforecastable consequences. Tipping points may be dangerous for societies and economies, especially if the prevailing governing arrangements are not designed either to anticipate them or adapt to their arrival. Tipping points can also be transformational of cultures and behaviours so that societies can learn to adapt and to alter their outlooks and mores in favour of accommodating to more sustainable ways of living. This volume examines scientific, economic and social analyses of tipping points, and the spiritual and creative approaches to identifying and anticipating them. The authors focus on climate change, ice melt, tropical forest drying and alterations in oceanic and atmospheric circulations. They also look closely at various aspects of human use of the planet, especially food production, and at the loss of biodiversity, where alterations to natural cycles may be creating convulsive couplings of tipping points. They survey the various institutional aspects of politics, economics, culture and religion to see why such dangers persist.

The Weather Makers

The Weather Makers is the most ambitious book yet written by a world-renowned scientist on the greatest crisis facing the twenty-first century. Book jacket.

Author: Tim Flannery

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic

ISBN: 0802165028

Category: Science

Page: 357

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Sometime this century the day will arrive when the human influence on the climate will overwhelm all other natural factors. Over the past decade, the world has seen the most powerful El Nino ever recorded, the most devastating hurricane in two hundred years, the hottest European summer on record, and one of the worst storm seasons ever experienced in Florida. With one out of every five living things on this planet committed to extinction by the levels of greenhouse gases that will accumulate in the next few decades, we are reaching a global climatic tipping point. [This book] is both an urgent warning and a call to arms, outlining the history of climate change, how it will unfold over the next century, and what we can do to prevent a cataclysmic future. Along with a riveting history of climate change, [the author] offers specific suggestions for action for both lawmakers and individuals, from investing in renewable power sources like wind, solar, and geothermal energy, to offering an action plan with steps each and every one of us can take right now to reduce deadly CO2 emissions by as much as 70 percent.-Dust jacket.

Coming Climate Crisis

Panofsky, H. A., 1956: “Theories of climate change,” Weatherwise, vol. ... 2004: “Implications of increased Greenland surface melt un— der global—warming ...

Author: Claire L. Parkinson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 074256830X

Category: Political Science

Page: 432

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Decisively cutting through the hyperbole on both sides of the debate, distinguished NASA climatologist Claire L. Parkinson brings much-needed balance and perspective to the highly contentious issue of climate change. Offering a deeply knowledgeable overview of global conditions past and present, the author lays out a compelling argument that our understandings and models are inadequate for confident predictions of the intended and unintended consequences of various projects now under consideration to modify future climate. In one compact volume, Parkinson presents a coherent synopsis of the 4.6-billion-year history of climate change on planet Earth—both before and after humans became a significant factor—and explores current concerns regarding continued global warming and its possible consequences. She ranges over the massive geoengineering schemes being proposed and why we need to be cautious about them, the limitations of current global climate models and projections, the key arguments made by those skeptical of the mainstream views, and the realistic ways we can lessen destructive human impacts on our planet. While discussing all of these polarizing topics, the author consistently shows respect for the views of alarmists, skeptics, and the vast majority of people whose positions lie somewhere between those two extremes. The book clarifies some of the most contentious points in the climate debate, and in the process treats us to a fascinating discussion interweaving Earth history, science, the history of science, and human nature. Readers will be rewarded with a genuine understanding of a complex issue that could be among the most important facing humankind in the coming decades.


The Complete Global Awakening Series Reader Lee Temple ... Perhaps the most unsettling piece of our crisis is that, at some point in these critical years, ...

Author: Lee Temple


ISBN: 9781941306017

Category: Science

Page: 506

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This series summary/overview volume—Awakening into Unity—maps a big-picture view of the essential features of our intrinsic unity, and brings their immensity and importance within everyone’s easy, confident grasp. Perhaps more than any other series installment, it affords a grand, breathtaking journey hallmarked with many vital and inspiring stories. First, it presents the story of my life’s work and awakening into inspiring nuances of the unity perspective that I’m certain will help birth a vibrant, healed future. It also shares important aspects of unity uncovered through my extensive research into Big History – the specific mechanics of the universal creation process that made us and our world possible. I also share an integrative vision of how we humans have pursued a communion with this underlying oneness through time; via scientific, religious, spiritual, philosophic, environmental, indigenous perspectives, and more. This investigation ultimately delivers an expansive worldview and a compelling environmental ethic designed to help us re-ground our essentially creative human nature within the larger universal creation process. Significantly though, and far beyond simply presenting my own prescriptive sense of how this restorative planetary shift might best occur, Awakening into Unity chronicles myriad ways that others are already employing this perspective to turn our ship around. These are the stories of us in our striving billions, woven together in an informative, celebratory narrative that brings our diverse world-healing efforts alive, front and center, for all to see. This grand saga evidences and honors humanity moving past climate theory, discussion and debate into decisive, active engagement; the true global awakening and life-saving transformation that’s happening all around us in real time. Unifying threads of this holistic tapestry source from my own efforts and those of others in every facet and type of human entity on Earth today; the pivotal achievements of notable contributors seeking to co-create a better future. Together, these examples provide a wealth of wisdom and practical solutions helpful to all. Awakening into Unity thus captures the vital, living, unprecedented truth that all parts of our world are now rising and shining into a bright, new, Earth-healing day. No other movement, tradition, belief system, or collective enterprise can claim such broad-based evolutionary inclusiveness. Terragenesis, Gaia enthroned, is indeed here; her heart is beating; and she’s alive! Quite simply, and without exaggeration, this has become the single most important collective human effort ever undertaken, and the zeitgeist, the defining feature and spirit of our time. May this book serve as an energizing catalyst and helpful road map for our great leap. And may it help you move confidently into a brighter future filled with grace, intelligence, effectiveness, compassion, comradeship, integration, and Joy!

Global Crisis Local Voices

CRISIS. Hannah van den Brul Environmental Justice Nasa's Global Climate ... poverty and poor governance – and can create tipping points where states are ...

Author: Gabriele Piazza


ISBN: 9781912503704

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 252

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In an interconnected and globalized world, the voices of the local communities struggle to make themselves heard on the international stage. But many issues that arise within international relations have consequences for ordinary lives and are therefore closely connected. Climate change, warfare and migration are all examples of this. They are often discussed in abstract terms with relation to international diplomacy, but threaten the actual livelihoods of small communities and ordinary people. This was the setting of the conference ‘Global Crisis, Local Voices’, held in May 2018. This journal is a compilation of the papers presented at that conference, which was the second ‘DEN International Student Conference’. The conference and this publication is one of the many projects that the Democratic Education Network (DEN) is responsible for since its launch in 2016. This book is a collection of diverse works, all written by student authors from a range of different universities. From Democracy and Ideology, to Climate Change and China, it covers numerous concepts, ideas and geographical regions, that are often found in the studies of Politics and International Relations. This book is the result of passion and hard work from all students involved in its production and it is a project that we in DEN are incredibly proud of and hope to continue in the future. “I encourage you to read these publications to catalyse views in you that stimulate great debate that helps you become part of the compassionate, progressive and responsible movement of young people that will help overcome injustices in the world and make the world a better place.” Dr Peter Bonfield OBE FREng Vice-Chancellor and President University of Westminster

Comprehending the Climate Crisis

Everything You Need to Know About Global Warming and How to Stop It Bradley J. ... what the crisis timeline is and whether we will face the tipping point in ...

Author: Bradley J. Dibble

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1938908236

Category: Science

Page: 212

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Global warming and climate change are complex environmental issues with varying opinions and endless facts available from numerous sources. In Comprehending the Climate Crisis, author Dr. Bradley J. Dibble provides a comprehensive overview of the climate issues facing the world today. Written for the layperson, Comprehending the Climate Crisis discusses the background science, the problem of global warming, and the solutions available to all of us. Addressing a wide range of topics related to climate, it: explains where carbon originated and how it found its way on Earth; details how carbon became incorporated into fossil fuels which now make up the backbone of todays global economy; describes the composition of the atmosphere before civilizations influence began to alter it; provides basic scientifi c concepts by way of examples that are easy to understand; discusses the mechanics of the combustion of fossil fuels and how our dependence on them has led to significant changes in the atmospheres composition; and addresses solutions available for individuals, families, societies, and governments to consider. With education as its focus, Comprehending the Climate Crisis arms the public with information to use as a stepping-stone to help save the planet from ourselves and for our future.

Communicating the Climate Crisis

Jim Steenburgh, Secrets of the Greatest Snow on Earth: Weather, ... Ed Struzik, “The Age of Megafires: The World Hits a Climate Tipping Point,” Yale E360, ...

Author: Julia B Corbett


ISBN: 9781793638038


Page: 252

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Communicating the Climate Crisis lays out fresh directions and strategies for creating a new story of hope through action--not as isolated and "guilty" consumers, but as social actors who use emotional resilience, climate conversations, justice, and faith to break the current social inertia and create a desired future.

Global Pension Crisis

... North Carolina (home of the Blue Ridge condo explosion), Oregon (weather or not), Utah (Mormons ... who arethe demographic tipping point of human kind.

Author: Richard A. Marin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118582473

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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A comprehensive look at the crisis of unfunded pension liabilities and what must be done to avoid the same problem in the future As the generational bubble of the Baby Boomers begins to retire, it is increasingly evident that governments, corporations, and individuals have failed to adequately prepare for the obligations and needs of this giant cohort. Retirees are outliving actuarial life expectancies, pension liabilities are skyrocketing, pension plans are underfunded, and medical costs rise, the United States alone can expect unfunded liabilities to exceed $4 trillion. Even while the American economy shows signs of sustained recovery, states and local governments will still experience sharp increases in pension fund payments through the next year or longer. Global Pension Crisis looks at this situation and offers practical advice for retirement plan managers and financial advisors, while also explaining how to strengthen pensions and prevent similar crises in the future. Offers a clear and comprehensive explanation of the current pension crisis for retirement fund managers, financial advisors, and economists Includes prescriptive guidance on how to strengthen the pension fund system and prevent another similar crisis Written by venture capitalist, entrepreneur, and former senior Wall Street executive Rich Marin

Tipping Point

increasingly make the political weather for the rest of us. ... Within this new constellation of global powers, continental Europe is at least a static, ...

Author: Helen Ramscar

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781788319201

Category: Political Science

Page: 328

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Britain is facing big security challenges in the 2020s. The decade to come will not be as favourable as the two past decades. For a country as 'globalised' as Britain, security challenges cover a wide spectrum - from terrorism, international crime and cyber attack through to the prospects of war in its own continent or even, again, for its own survival. Brexit has entered these equations and turned them into a political tipping point, from which there is no hiding and no turning back. Tipping Point looks at the immediate and long-term security challenges Britain faces - from security and foreign policy to the crisis of liberal democracy - as well as Britain's security capabilities.

International Economic Law after the Global Crisis

... we are fast approaching the tipping point after which environmental degradation ... and that we should expect extreme weather events (such as storms, ...

Author: C. L. Lim

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107075696

Category: Law

Page: 574

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This collection explores the theme of fragmentation within international economic law following the global financial crisis.

Climate Crisis Economics

tipping. points. and. global. fat. tails. Climate crisis economics narratives ... Many sector-specific models in insurance already include extreme weather ...

Author: Stuart P. M. Mackintosh

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000441765

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

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Climate Crisis Economics draws on economics, political economy, scientific literature, and data to gauge the extent to which our various communities – political, economic, business – are making the essential leap to a new narrative and policy approach that will accelerate us towards the necessary transition to a decarbonized economy and sustainable future. The book draws out policies and practices with both national and local examples, which will demonstrate various complementary approaches that are empowering states and people as they seek to pursue the carbon neutral goal. The author delineates a climate crisis economics approach that is fit for purpose and which can help achieve necessary climate change goals in the decades ahead. Ensuring economic and ecological sustainability is neither easy nor cost-free; there is no single solution to the climate crisis. All aspects of our economies, policies, business, and personal practices must come into alignment in order to succeed. Frustratingly, we know what is needed and we have many of the technologies and systems to make the leap to a carbon neutral economy, yet we still fail to act with alacrity. Leaders, communities, and businesses must shift their narratives in how they talk about and think about the climate crisis. In doing so, in making the narrative leap to a new understanding about what is possible and necessary, we can stop endangering our common future and single, fragile, global habitat, and instead set the stage for Green Globalisation 2.0 and a new, sustainable industrial revolution. Climate Crisis Economics will appeal to academics, students, investors, and professionals from varying disciplines including politics, international political economy, and international economics. Written in an accessible voice, it draws on work in fields outside of and in addition to politics and economics to make a case for climate crisis economics as an approach to addressing the climate change challenge ahead.