The Future Is Now: Solving the Climate Crisis with Today's Technologies


Author: Bob McDonald (Author)


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One of:
The Globe and Mail's "Best books to gift this year [2022]"
Corporate Knights' "Four solution-packed books about climate change you need to read this fall"

"Bob McDonald uses the global industrial shutdowns brought on by COVID-19 to show that a green future is possible - and upon us. McDonald explores the usual alternative energy sources, but also introduces readers to new ones, including desk-sized nuclear reactors, space-based solar power satellites, and energy from waves, tides, and hydrogen."
--Quill & Quire

"McDonald takes the reader on a bit of an energy safari . . . showing off some of humanity's impressive achievements and explaining how they'll all fit together in a green future . . . making science easily digestible. [T]he book is packed with optimism."
--Corporate Knights

"The Future is Now is not another wake-up call, but rather an optimistic book that looks at existing technologies and how they can be used now to address the environmental emergency."
--Vancouver Sun

About the Author

BOB McDONALD has been the host of CBC Radio's Quirks & Quarks since 1992. He is a regular science commentator on CBC's News Network and a science correspondent for CBC TV's The National. His book Measuring the Earth with a Stick was shortlisted for the Canadian Science Writers Association Book Award. He has been honoured with the 2001 Michael Smith Award for Science Promotion from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada; the 2002 Sandford Fleming Medal from The Royal Canadian Institute; and the 2005 McNeil Medal for the Public Awareness of Science from the Royal Society of Canada. In November 2011, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada.

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