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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An optimistic story that depicts a world where things went right. As a business leader, I am evermore convinced after reading The World We Made that building a sustainable future urgently requires collaboration, technological innovation, and a shift to sustainable lifestyles being commonplace, but above all it needs leadership. 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.

Jonathon is arguably more responsible for helping to create that positive future than anyone I know. Jonathon Porritt has been a renowned figure in the world of sustainable development for the last 40 years.

A former Director of Friends of the Earth, he is the founding director of Forum for the Future, and an eminent commentator, author, and broadcaster. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Our planet’s future is too often described in terms of doom and despair. However, there is another perspective that is not only positive, but credible, too.

The World We Made describes a planet that is green, fair, connected, and collaborative. 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 narrative, The World We Made describes the key events, technological breakthroughs, and lifestyle revolutions that could transform our planet, covering topics as wide-ranging as 3D printing, personal genomics, urban agriculture, and the digital landscape.

The book’s innovative ideas are brought to life with futuristic photographs, infographics, and hand-drawn sketches, while an extensive index provides the tools and tips needed to prepare for what’s ahead. The World We Made is essential reading for anyone interested in preserving our planet. All royalties will support the work of Forum for the Future, one of the world’s leading sustainable development non-profits.

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Showing of 17 reviews. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Forget “only” 2 deg C – we’re blowing past that goal scarily fast. I will be in but my grandchildren will be only How can we do this porrit them?

How only stupidity, complacency and greed are standing in the way of saving civilization. When you also read how they’ve used the techniques of the tobacco companies to spread doubt and confusion you understand the true meaning of “greed”.

The World we made is narrated by the character Alex McKay who in looks back on where the world went wrong and how the countries of the world thhe to fix the problems created in the years prior. I was interested in this book because I thought it would hold some secret knowledge of how I could live a more sustainable lifestyle today. That wasn’t the case although there were unique things written about which I started to do in my own life in the past year, such as deconstructing clothing and refashioning them rather worlv donating them or buying new clothes.

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.

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The Fukushima nuclear failing is addressed mainly as a lead in to a story in the future on how we closed down and stopped using nuclear. Yet the issue of what happens to all this waste left behind isn’t addressed. Which is why I am only giving the book 4 stars.

But I am also giving the book 4 stars because it ws a book of hope and right now we need to hope and believe changes will be addressed before it is too late.

One person found this helpful. This book, written by a highly qualified author as a diary view of the present from the future, does have much to recommend it. It has a basically positive outlook and covers a great many areas relating to sustainability and other environmental interest, including social justice and interestingly in this post-GFC period, the international banking system.

It details many ways in which we can make changes to improve the future. I think that this would be a very good book to use for stimulating discussion about these ojnathon in a classroom, and would be similarly thought-provoking for many solitary readers.

It is a worthy attempt to engage readers and there are many who might be put off by a book that bleats about the dangers we face and that berates the reader about what the author thinks that we should be doing. It might well help some of those environmentalists wavering because of pessimism about the future. However for me, an older reader who has long since bought the environmental message, the diary-from-the-future device was unnecessary.

The breadth of topics was admirable. While that perhaps limited the depth to which the topics could be explored, a lot oprritt dot-points were made and this will suit some readers.


I would recommend this book to those whose faith in the future is wavering, to younger readers or those newer to the future-environment genre. A mzde look into the future, over changes that jojathon happen over the next 35 odd years. It takes into consideration some future technologies and shows us how, if our environmental and societal issues and concerns actually happen, we can still draw solace from new technologies to show us the way. The book uses effective computer illustrations to showcase how the new technologies would look like when adapted to our world.

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A wonderful book that gives us hope that things can get better and hopefully gives courage to some of the authorities and regulators to be stricter and more effective on matters governing the earth and its eco-system. Read this to find out. I interviewed Sir Porritt on my radio show after hearing him speak.

Porritt’s futuristic tale has already proven to have come true in some respects. Will all of this happen no but if you want to get a good picture of what the world is going to be like in then this is a great read to help explore what a sustainable future will look like. The author writes from the point of view of All of the world’s current crises have more or less been solved for. There are things that may shock or you.

The World We Made

But for the most part, great comfort comes from knowing what’s ahead. We gave this book to each of our clients last year. Kudos to Sir Jonathon! Love the ideas and the excitement of thinking what an improved world could look like if we can only make the right decisions now. This is not pie in the sky stuff but all about what is possible and already in the works. I love the optimism it brings. Inspiring and very important creative ideas for now and in future.

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