Climate Code Red
|Author||David Spratt, Philip Sutton|
Climate Code Red: The Case for Emergency Action is a 2008 book which presents scientific evidence that the global warming crisis is worse than official reports and national governments have so far indicated. The book argues that we are facing a "sustainability emergency" that requires a clear break from business-as-usual politics. The authors explain that emergency action to address climate change is not so much a radical idea as an indispensable course we must embark upon. Climate Code Red draws heavily on the work of a large number of climate scientists, including James E. Hansen.
The key themes of Climate Code Red are:
- "Our goal is a safe-climate future – we have no right to bargain away species or human lives."
- "We are facing rapid warming impacts: the danger is immediate, not just in the future."
- "For a safe climate future, we must take action now to stop emissions and to cool the earth."
- "Plan a large-scale transition to a post-carbon economy and society."
- "Recognise a climate and sustainability emergency, because we need to move at a pace far beyond business and politics as usual".
Co-author David Spratt is a Melbourne businessman, climate-policy analyst, and co-founder of the Carbon Equity network. Co-author Philip Sutton is convener of the Greenleap Strategic Institute and Assistant Convenor of the Climate Emergency Network.
- List of Australian environmental books
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- Greenhouse Solutions with Sustainable Energy
- Official website
- The Case for a Sustainability Emergency: Philip Sutton interview (audio) - The Reality Report
- The Case for a Sustainability Emergency: Philip Sutton interview (text) - Energy Bulletin
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- Alexandra De Blas (August–September 2008). "Climate Code Red: The Case for Emergency Action". ECOS (144): 12–4.
- Article on "Climate Code Red" by professor of politics Robert Manne, August 2008, The Monthly
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