The Resource The carbon code : how you can become a climate change hero, Brett Favaro

The carbon code : how you can become a climate change hero, Brett Favaro

Label
The carbon code : how you can become a climate change hero
Title
The carbon code
Title remainder
how you can become a climate change hero
Statement of responsibility
Brett Favaro
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Modern life is destroying this ancient planet, cooking the ice caps, feeding the storms, and killing off species. How can we reconcile our competing desires to protect the planet's ecosystems and preserve our modern way of life? How can we respond to climate-change deniers who mock the fact that global-warming activists use fossil fuels? In short, how can you live in a carbon-based economy without being justifiably called a hypocrite? In The Carbon Code, conservation biologist Dr. Brett Favaro provides simple answers to each of these questions. Favaro argues that anyone who lives by the carbon code will soon find that their lifestyle is aligned with their belief system. His code is based on three R's: Reduce, Replace, and Refine. In the first section of the book, Favaro outlines the science of climate change, laying out the structure and logic of the code of conduct he prescribes. The book then describes current and emerging carbon-friendly technologies and behaviors we can adopt in our daily lives. In the book's third and final section, he acknowledges that individual action is a "necessary but insufficient" step. To achieve global sustainability, Favaro argues, individuals must make the fight against climate change 'go viral' through conspicuous conservation. Favaro's Carbon Code is a tool of empowerment. It argues that people don't need to be climate change experts to be part of the solution. It encourages people to take ownership of their carbon footprint, and it says that a lifestyle of conspicuous conservation will cause governments and corporations to do the same"--
  • "Our world is getting hotter, and it's our fault. Our addiction to fossil fuels is destroying not only our ancient planet, but our modern civilization. How can we protect our fragile ecosystems while preserving our way of life? How can we respond to climate change deniers who mock the fact that environmental activists use fossil fuels? In short, how can your average concerned citizen live a normal life in a carbon-based economy without being justifiably called a hypocrite? In The Carbon Code, conservation biologist Brett Favaro answers these thorny questions, offering simple strategies to help you reduce your carbon footprint--without abandoning common sense. Favaro's Carbon Code of Conduct is based on the four R's: Reduce, Replace, Refine, and Rehabilitate. After outlining the scientific basics of climate change and explaining the logic of the code he prescribes, the author describes carbon-friendly technologies and behaviors we can adopt in our daily lives. However, he acknowledges that individual action, while vital, is insufficient. To achieve global sustainability, he insists that we must make the fight against climate change "go viral" through conspicuous conservation. The Carbon Code is a tool of empowerment. People don't need to be climate change experts to be part of the solution! In this book, Brett Favaro shows you how to take ownership of your carbon footprint and adopt a lifestyle of conspicuous conservation that will spur governments and corporations to do the same. Climate-friendly action is the best decision on every dimension--economics, health and well-being, and social justice. Saving the planet is, after all, about saving ourselves. The Carbon Code provides a framework to do this, and helps you to become a hero in the fight against climate change"--
Assigning source
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Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
363.738/746
Index
index present
LC call number
TD171.75
LC item number
.F38 2017eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
The carbon code : how you can become a climate change hero, Brett Favaro
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
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Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. The cost of carbon -- Solutions start with you -- The carbon code of conduct -- Living by the code. Electricity -- Transportation -- Adopting a low-carbon diet -- Long-range travel -- Sharing the carbon code. Winning the conversation -- Policies for a pro-climate future -- Bringing it all together
Control code
ocn980875169
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781421422541
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b36808908
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)980875169
  • pebc1421422549

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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