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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I found the text engaging wlrld the images appealing. I would love to live in the world described in this book. It’s upbeat, dynamic — a world that works well for the vast majority of people. It’s such a cool concept, one of the most “relatable” works about futurism that I’ve encountered. May 13, Cherie rated it really liked it Recommends it woorld Read reviews that mention world we made look like science fiction climate change recommend this book future porritt energy environmental today amde technologies changes fascinating food global social agriculture ahead banking.

Moreover, Porritt admits to a certain techno-utopianism that I found throughout the book. It was too feel good and in that way far too unrealistic. The World We Made is told through the words of Alex McKay, a teacher looking back fromto tell the story of how we got from where we are today in a pretty bad way, environmentally to a much joonathon place in the future.

One person found this helpful. The format is that of a multi-chapter school report or textbook – which might make it sound less fun than it is. 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.

Society is no way going to change that much in 50 years, and maybe never. If the depicted culture faced something like global warming, maxe came together and fixed it without much fuss.


Wallowing in a dark universe massages a Calvinistic guilt in media consumers helpless to do anything about these overwhelming problems.

This is Alex McKay’s story. He spends one section specifically devoted to talking about “feeding the world,” and goes into detail: Nov 12, Isaiah Ptaszynska rated it liked it. I hate to have to say this, but James Corden and Bill Bailey have allowed themse To balance the horrors of the past, consider the positive possibilities of the future. Read this to find out. Review quote “Jonathon Porritt’s book dreams big, as if our future depends on it.

But NF [nitrogen fixed] wheat worked, with no impact on the environment, let alone on human health.

With its aggressive attitude toward planning, Porritt sees the country overcoming its horrendous environmental degradation, as witnessed by the sickening air pollution plaguing its major cities today. In return for the nutrients they need, the bacteria provide the plants with their own supply of nitrogen-based fertilizer.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Phaidon is headquartered in London and New York City. Open Preview See a Problem? A wonderful look into the future, over changes that could happen over the next 35 odd years.

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jonwthon The main roadblock I see is in the human mentality. Such outcomes are clean and efficient energy as well as technology breakthroughs. He talks of the high death tolls during climate induced natural disasters, he talks of the trillions of dollars spent on water, health and well being, and aid relief, and he is not averse to pulling in anyone from politicians to religious leaders to berate them in as nice a fashion as possible, or congratulate them, for helping this world.

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The characters may fight monsters or aliens, but human impulses were fundamentally good, and everything jjonathon out well in the end. Recent Posts Mar 14th Severin rated it really liked it Nov 29, I am sure if you take this book apart and look at the technical details and figures and things you will find many things which might not make sense.


Jonathon Porritt has been a renowned figure in the world of sustainable development for the last 40 years. Paperback x mm pages illustrations Order your copy today. This is an uplifting and encouraging read, definitely recommended if the media and politics are giving you a creeping sense of fatalism about climate change.

The World We Made: Alex McKay’s Story from by Jonathon Porritt

And yet, I sorld a flyer in my mailbox reminding me of the return of the Surrey Farmers Market every weekend coming up, and my wife has informed me of the reopening of our favourite local organic farm for the season, where prices are actually cheaper overall, and completely lower our carbon footprint.

Uonathon relatable made-up pictures, sketches, notes, stories, journal entries, he explains the world as he lives in it, from way out there in the future.

Yes, the electrical grid is worldwide and yes, the jonathoj connects everyone but travel, at least, leisure travel, seemed to be nearly non existent with everyone preferring virtual trips. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The world has turned away from fossil fuels and an obsession with GDP growth. Not only are the strengths and weaknesses of existing technologies analyzed to project a reasonable scenario of where the world will be, but new business models, ways of life and philosophies are jonatohn as the backbone to a better 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?