Hyderabad, India - In an eye-opening new anthology, Climate Abandoned: We’re on The Endangered Species List, Hari Krishna Nibanupudi with twenty-two additional authors mince no words about our Earth’s future. There isn’t much time left. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has stated that the “planet has only until 2030 to stem catastrophic climate change.” The United Nations Secretary General called climate change a “direct existential threat.” We must act with constructiveoutrage now.
In Climate Abandoned, published on International Mother Earth Day, 2019, scientists and environmental experts discuss the sad realities, causes and after effects of the climate crisis’ interconnected issues. They shed light on the greenhouse effect, declining biodiversity, warming oceans, ice, ideology vs. science, energy, corporations, national security, children, health, religion, zombie myths, sports and other urgent topics.
Climate Abandoned is not a scientific terminology full of jargon and buzzwords. Rather, it is written for readers who want to know more about the interdependent issues of the climate crisis and what constructive activities they may implement. At the end of each chapter, practical tips are suggested for what the reader can keep doing, stopdoing, and start doing to combat climate change and make better choices for the future, such as:
• Keep in mind that your vote counts. Vote for those who have genuinely committed themselves to address the myriad climate crisis challenges ahead.
• Keep enjoying the natural world so that your connection to it is not severed.
• Stop thinking that climate change is a done deal and that the crisis is beyond our control.
• Stop allowing misinformation, disinformation, and ignorance to persevere and spread.
• Start investing in clean energy, and assure that your stocks and pension funds are invested in renewable energy sources and not in dinosaur sludge.
• Start believing in yourself and your ability to be a leader in your community, county, state and federal governments.
PRAISE FOR CLIMATE ABANDONED
"The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it. Since the survival of humankind depends on awareness and action on climate change, Climate Abandoned is must read for everyone concerned about these issues.” — Robert Swan, Founder of the 2041 Foundation and the first person to walk to the South and North Poles
“The diverse, thoughtful voices in Climate Abandoned are urgently calling readers to step off the sidelines and act now for a just, sustainable future for generations to come. This book captures passion." — John de Graaf, author of Affluenza: The All-Consuming Epidemic, filmmaker, and environmentalist
ABOUT Hari Krishna Nibanupudi
Hari Krishna Nibanupudi is a senior disaster risk reduction and climate change specialist with over two decades of experience of working with communities, developing programs, advocating policies, building capacities and fostering regional cooperation. He helmed senior managerial and technical portfolios in South Asia, South East Asia and Africa with several International organizations such as Oxfam, World Bank Institute, International Center for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), United Nations Development Program (UNDP), etc.
Mr. Krishna’s strategic as well as creative contributions in climate and disaster resilience have been recognized globally with honours. He was given Mary Fran Myers (MFM) scholarship award for disaster resilience contributions in 2013. “Resilient Tacloban” a short film scripted and produced by Mr. Krishna received best foreign short film award at Texas short films festival in 2016 and his blog article on Resilience in Dignity and Self-Worth published by Reuters won first prize in a competition conducted by Asian Cities Climate Change Reduction Network (ACCRN). As a researcher and author, he has published over three dozen of articles, papers and blogs on wide range of Issues such as natural resource management, disaster resilience, gender, climate change, sustainable development, etc. He has recently co-edited and published a Springer book volume titled Mountain Hazards and Disaster Risk Reduction.
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