Mayer Hillman, one of Britain's most original and influential thinkers, here offers the reader both a stunning analysis of the looming environmental catastrophe and a blueprint for avoiding it. The blueprint is practical at a personal level but the challenge he throws out is to governments and business: do they have the political courage to take the necessary steps to avert the end of the world? He anticipates the counter-arguments and gives the reader the ammunition to challenge the prevailing inaction in these areas. Stimulating, challenging, frightening but also practical, this is a book that will help you make a difference.
Mayer Hillman is Senior Fellow Emeritus of the Policy Studies Institute. He is the author of numerous reports and books and has made significant contributions to policy debates on a huge range of issues from transport to daylight saving. Lord Young of Dartington has described his work as 'outstanding' and 'formidable'. To mark his 70th birthday the Policy Studies Institute published a book of essays about him called Ahead of Time. He lives in West Hampstead, London. Advance quote from Wayne Hemingway (co-founder of Red or Dead): 'A welcome non-alarmist, well explained approach to a subject that should cause individuals, institutions and governments to be alarmed.'