From Bill Gates’s How to Avoid a Climate Disaster to Chiara Marletto’s revolutionary recasting of physics, The Science of Can and Can’t, 2021 is a blockbuster year for popular science books
30 December 2020
Saving the planet
FOR good reason, this year is billed as the year we must come together to save human civilisation.
Fortunately, the technology needed to achieve a zero-carbon economy is surprisingly straightforward. Less easy is getting some 8 billion cantankerous primates to agree on a single course of action.
Help is at hand from a wide array of books. The first up is from Mike Berners-Lee of the Institute for Social Futures at Lancaster University, UK. He finds himself already having to update his 2019 bestseller, There is No Planet B: A handbook for the …