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What We Need To Now by Chris Goodall is a short book that offers a set of solutions to each of the main challenges posed by global heating - energy supply, housing, food, clothing and the main manufacturing problem areas, such as cement and steel. It finishes by looking briefly at the opportunities for direct capture of CO2 from air and the possible benefits and costs of tinkering with the reflectivity of the Earth’s atmosphere.

It makes 3 broad calls to action. 1. We need action right now across all elements of consumption not just energy. 2. We need to use relatively easy energy solutions to fix other problems, basically by overproducing renewable electricity to produce hydrogen fuel which can solve these other issues. 3. Action requires political consensus because we are organized nationally but this is a global problem.

From an education point of view this is a fantastic book to use for senior secondary or undergraduate reading and for case study examples in subjects such as geography, environmental studies, economics and any syllabus with climate issues touched upon.

Chris Goodall is a very highly thought of expert on energy technologies, teaches at the highest level and advises government.

Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.

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