A Sustainable Future

edited by Klaus Wiegandt

‘promises to offer a remarkably inter-disciplinary, cosmopolitan perspective on an overarching topic that is unquestionably prominent in the minds of millions of people.’
The Well-read Naturalist blog


On subjects as diverse yet interrelated as the Earth’s water resources, energy supply, climate change, the demise of diversity in plant and animal life, overpopulation and malnutrition, A Sustainable Future collects and accessibly explains up-to-date research on areas of major global concern.

The essays collected in this volume, each by a leading scientist, allows us to make informed decisions about where global attention and resources must now be focused.

The cost of inaction is alarmingly high, yet many of us remain underinformed of the consequences of doing nothing. A Sustainable Future serves as an introductory guide to the key issues of sustainability and is a wake-up call, a plea to society to inform itself, ultimately to act, and to call our governments to account.

CONTRIBUTORS: Klaus Hahlbrock, Fritz Hinterberger, Jill Jäger, Stefan H. E. Kaufmann, Mojib Latif, Wolfram Mauser, Bernd Meyer, Rainer Münz, Ines Omann, Stefan Rahmstorf, Josef H. Reichholf, Albert F. Reiterer, Katherine Richardson, Friedrich Schmidt-Bleek, Wolfgang Schuchert, Hermann-Josef Wagner and Klaus Wiegandt.

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