A new book has been published, outlining 10 ‘building blocks’ to solve the climate and ecological crisis on the planet.
Carbon Choices has been written by Neil Kitching, a former accountant who quit his job to pursue his environmental passions. He says the book is a result of his frustration about misunderstanding and inaction over the environment.
The book considers the psychology that compels us to buy more things and whether that truly brings us happiness. From this, it outlines ten building blocks, which the author says will provide a foundation for sensible climate change solutions, as well as five common-sense principles to guide us in the decisions we make.
The book has received widespread praise from critics since its launch and has even caught the attention of broadcaster and naturalist Sir David Attenborough.
The author, who also studied geography at university, hopes the book will inspire others to campaign for change too. Kitching said:
By applying the principles detailed in the book to our daily lives – our diets, homes, travel, shopping and leisure – we can regenerate nature, improve our society, be healthier, happier and lead more fulfilled lives.
It will hopefully motivate them to change their behaviour and maybe inspire them to campaign to change business activity and government policy.
Kitching hopes the book will help to make the case for action at the crucial climate change summit in Scotland later this year. The summit, called COP 26, will host 180 global leaders alongside 30,000 delegates from around the world.
Kitching has said that a third of all profits from Carbon Choices: Common-sense Solutions to our Climate and Nature Crises will be donated to rewilding projects.
You can order a copy of Carbon Choices online.