In this Environmental Studies Best Seller by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and recent head of the Sierra Club, Carl Pope each brings his own perspective to climate change solutions that will make the world healthier and more prosperous. Their narrative introduces a new type of conversation on the subject with the aim of spurring bold action by cities, businesses, regular citizens, and hopefully someday – government.
Bloomberg, as one of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs and Pope, a life-long environmental leader, have distinctly different backgrounds, but come to similar conclusions about ways to address the challenge of climate change. Their proposed solutions offer room for optimism and provide some practical steps for achieving a whole new way to look at how to meet our growing energy needs. Their multi-faceted approach requires the collaboration of science, business and government. It encourages innovation that will reduce the costs and increase the reliability of clean energy, while creating new generation jobs and spurring economic growth. Climate of Hope reminds us that by working together we can, and must make significant impacts toward reversing the threat of global warming.