Simon Mundy Race for Tomorrow: Survival, Innovation…


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In this extraordinary journey through twenty-six countries, Simon Mundy meets the people on the front lines of the climate crisis, showing how the struggle to respond is already reshaping the modern world - shattering communities, shaking up global business, and propelling a groundbreaking wave of cutting-edge innovation.

How is China's green energy push driving a hazardous mining rush in Congo?

Why is a maverick scientist building a home for engineered mammoths in northeast Siberia?

Can an Israeli fake meat startup make a fortune while helping to save the Amazon?

Will Greenland's melting sea ice put its people at the centre of a global power struggle?

Who are the entrepreneurs chasing breakthroughs in fusion power, electric cars, and technology to suck carbon from the atmosphere?

As the impacts of climate change cascade across the planet and the global economy, who is battling to survive the worst impacts - and who is chasing the most lucrative rewards?

Telling unforgettable human stories from six continents, this is an account of disaster, of promise, of frantic adaptation and relentless innovation, of hope, of survival, and of the forces that will define our future.

About the Author

Simon Mundy began his reporting career in Johannesburg, where he covered Southern Africa for the Financial Times. After a stint writing on the London financial sector he spent seven years in Asia, as FT bureau head in Seoul and then Mumbai. He was born in the UK.

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'Contains a lot of really, really interesting hard science and market-based solutions, [and] some extraordinary examples of technology ... Very useful indeed'
- Andrew Marr

'He takes it down from this 30,000-foot view to people on the ground ... I took a great sense of hope'
- Richard Powers, author of The Overstory

'An inspiring piece of work that deserves a broad audience ... Read this book both to understand the urgency of climate action, and to recognise, too, the agency we still have'
- Michael E. Mann, author of The New Climate War

'[Puts] a human face on the most important story of our times. This book is eloquent and humane - a vital work of storytelling'
- Henry Mance, author of How to Love Animals in a Human-Shaped World

'Simon Mundy's vivid and informed despatches from the front line of climate change reveal not only the catastrophes imposed by global warming (which are hidden from most of us) but the best and brightest of responses to them ... Don't wait. Read it now before the race is lost'
- Adam Nicolson, author of The Sea is Not Made of Water

'Mundy's book reads like a thriller'
- Mark Lynas, author of Six Degrees and Our Final Warning


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