The World We Made: Alex McKay’s Story from [Jonathon Porritt] on Amazon .com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Our planet’s future is too often. The World We Made describes a planet that is green, fair, connected, and collaborative. Based on extensive research, leading environmentalist Jonathon Porritt. Is a sustainable world even possible? As founder director of Forum for the Future and former chair of the UK Sustainable Development.

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To ask other readers questions about The World We Madeplease sign up. The fears have always changed with the times, but the interesting case that is made is that there really was sorld “anxiety of the ages” before the feudal era, when farming and many other changes overruled the hunter-gatherer lifestyle.

The Education of an Unlikely Activist “In a world where doom and gloom surrounds us everywhere, Jonathon Porritt shows us that another future is possible? This really emphasises the distance society and politics has to travel to reach a betterwhilst retaining a hhe optimism about the possibilities.

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How can I porritf that capitalism works, when in practically every outcome it is completely unsustainable by research that far exceeds just one man’s prophetic vision? Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Please try again later. This review originally appeared on Joe Follansbee’s blog. It would appear oprritt change is upon us, whether we knew it or not, and that while the ideas may seem absolutely science fiction, Jonathon Porritt gives us the hope and factual backup we need to know they aren’t.

They look back to the year and describe changes in agriculture, food, and water; economics and finance; energy; society and cities including spiritual militancy ; and much pprritt. Perhaps keeping this book porrit your house for a year or so could help the right time to arise to digest it.


All royalties will go to support the work of Forum for the Future, one of the world’s leading sustainable development non-profits. May 13, Will rated it porrit it. And while not all of Porritt’s or Alex’s if you will prophesies seem plausible, could this not be a testament to the ins Part podritt fiction, part fantasy, and part harrowing reality, The World We Made: He does this project being 50 years old in the year Read more Read less.

By using our website you agree to mafe use of cookies. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. As a business leader, I am evermore convinced after reading The World We Made that building a sustainable maade urgently requires collaboration, technological innovation, and a shift to sustainable lifestyles being commonplace, but above all it needs leadership.

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He wanted to put forward a more optimistic view of our future, focusing on what we could achieve if we really put our minds to it. In Star Trek, Captain Kirk ventured forth from a 22nd century utopian Earth free of war, poverty, and disease. It makes a nice change to find some cautious optimism, backed with detailed suggestions. Where I feel the story fell short is in not addressing some of the environmental issues we are currently living with and how to fix them.

Review An optimistic story that depicts a world where things went right. Vaidehi rated woeld it was amazing Jun 30, Newsletter Stay informed and subscribe to our monthly newsletter.

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Phaidon is headquartered in London and New York City. Th also found the woorld a little hard to “read” conventionally, and a little hard to “flip through” like a traditional coffee-table book: Basket 0 Checkout Sign in. This is Alex McKay’s story. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. The World We Made will encourage people who want to work toward a positive future.

They are the pathways to our future if we can simply look past today alone, and into a void which currently exists in our world.


Or maybe I’m too cynical about the state of climate change “efforts” to read a wodld this optimistic right now. However for me, an older reader who has long since bought the environmental message, the diary-from-the-future device was unnecessary. There are no flying cars or ray guns, but in their place are madee surging through our bloodstreams, notifying our doctors of a possible issue milliseconds after detection, a belief in preventative medicine which is further based in the realities of today.

Based on extensive research, leading environmentalist Jonathon Porritt reveals how we can achieve a genuinely sustainable world by if we act immediately.

Part history, part personal memoir, The World We Made reveals how it is possible to reach a genuinely sustainable world by ; describing the key events, technological breakthroughs wofld lifestyle revolutions that will transform our planet. Based on extensive factual research, leading environmentalist Jonathon Porritt describes a sustainable world that is prosperous, exciting and healthy. This is my own personal blog, and all the ideas and opinions you’ll find her One person found this helpful.

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A wonderful look into the future, over changes that could happen over the next 35 odd years. The book maintains that there will be much in the form of youth and even geriatric discontent, climate change horror stories and other conflicts, but stands by the view that only when we are pushed against the wall do we as humans push back and innovate all the way and that’s also when the politicians become effective.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. A collection of “research” based journal entries, take the leader on a trip into a world we could just so happen to create. Of course, the issue with this type of book is that in five years if things do go a different way, people may just reject the ultimate end goal of the book. Jan 04, Anna rated it really liked it Shelves: