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How can we save our planet and survive the 21st century? How can you argue with deniers? How can we create positive change in the midst of the climate crisis?

Professor Mark Maslin has the key facts that we need to protect our future.

Global awareness of climate change is growing rapidly. Science has proven that our planet and species are facing a massive environmental crisis. How to Save Our Planet is a call to action, guaranteed to equip everyone with the knowledge needed to make change.

Be under no illusion the challenges of the twenty-first century are immense. We need to deal with: climate change, environmental destruction, global poverty and ensure everyone’s security.

We have the technology.

We have the resources.

We have the money.

We have the scientists, the entrepreneurs and the innovators.

We lack the politics and policies to make your vision of a better world happen.

So we need a plan to save our planet…

How to Save Our Planet is your handbook of how we together can save our precious planet. From the history of our planet and species, to the potential of individuals and our power to create a better future, Maslin inspires optimism in these bleak times.

We stand at the precipice. The future of our planet is in our hands.

It’s time to face the facts and save our planet from, and for, ourselves.

‘Punchy and to the point. No beating around the bush. This brilliant book contains all the information we need to have in our back pocket in order to move forward’ Christiana Figueres, Former Executive Secretary UN Climate Change Convention

‘A timely and important book, not only laying out the facts…but suggesting real solutions to the challenges facing us’ Professor Alice Roberts, Anatomist, Professor of Public Engagement in Science, University of Birmingham

‘A handbook of clearly established, authoritative facts and figures about the terrible toll we as humans have taken of our planet, plus ways in which we can lessen the impact. For laypeople like me, who can see what is happening but haven’t always got the precise statistics to hand, it’s hugely valuable’ John Simpson CBE, BBC World Affairs Editor, Broadcaster, Author & Columnist

‘Saving the world is no small thing, but picking up this book’s a good start’ Paris Lees, Contributing Editor at British Vogue, campaigner

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Critics Review

  • The facts should speak for themselves, but we hardly ever let them. Each line of Mark Maslin’s brilliant and comprehensive accounting offers a mesmerizing glimpse of humanity’s appetite and ambition, blindness and brutality and capacity for self-destruction. Perhaps, one hopes, self-renewal, too. For that, we will have to wait and see, but How to Save Our Planet is an eye-opening start

    David Wallace-Wells, author of 'The Uninhabitable Earth'
  • How to Save Our Planet: The Facts is a much needed evidence-based handbook and rallying cry for urgent climate action. Professor Mark Maslin unfolds the magnitude of what humans have done to our precious planet while pointing to how we can solve the climate emergency before it is too late

    Jennifer Morgan, Executive Director, Greenpeace International
  • Climate change facts have never been as understandable or as compelling as in Professor Maslin’s book. This is a book to be read, understood and acted upon

    Christiana Figueres, former Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) 2010-2016, author of The Future We Choose
  • Fascinating, terrifying, but ultimately hopeful, How To Save Our Planet is an important call to arms for the most important battle of all – the fight to secure our future. It injects much-needed clarity and offers practical advice for a problem that for many of us has felt too complex and overwhelming to face, let alone fix. Saving the world is no small thing, but picking up this book’s a good start

    Paris Lees, Contributing Editor at British Vogue, campaigner
  • Mark Maslin’s book is a fact-bomb, one that blasts through climate denial to clear a path for action on the greatest threat that our planet faces

    Roger Highfield, Science Director, Science Museum
  • A handbook of clearly established, authoritative facts and figures about the terrible toll we as humans have taken of our planet, plus ways in which we can lessen the impact. For laypeople like me, who can see what is happening but haven’t always got the precise statistics to hand, it’s hugely valuable. I think everyone should read it and absorb its contents: sobering, certainly, and more than a little frightening, but at least we won’t be able to claim ignorance as we blunder on our destructive way

    John Simpson CBE, BBC World Affairs Editor, Broadcaster, Author & Columnist

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