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Too often, people are looking for that one thing, that perfect thing, to solve the climate crisis, but what would happen if we stopped looking for the perfect solution and simply took action?


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Part 1 “We’re Screwed” Get Over It, contains the introduction + chapters 1-4, and provides an overview of the climate change challenge. It outlines the carbon cycle and the math of the planet in simple terms. It shows how a complex array of changes, not a simple one size fits all solution, can help us make progress.  It shows how we can overcome the climate challenge if we take action.

Part 2 Principles that Get Us There, contains chapters 5-8, and describes the principles of action that are essential to making progress. It provides an overview of how innovations are stacked on top of each other and not confined to technology, but can be applied everywhere. It also talks about climate finance and how a whole system of funding mechanisms needs to be more engaged to provide the resources necessary to overcome climate change.

Part 3 Existence Theorems, contains chapters 9-14, and talks about all the colors of carbon and vast array of solutions that are available to make real progress. We can improve how we manage our forests and farms. We can preserve the oceans. We can change our built world, how we generate energy and the circular economy to make rapid progress.

Climate change is a defining issue of our time. Nearly every day we see the impact of our warming climate - record wildfires, rising seas, intense floods and heatwaves.

In this book, you'll learn that the over arching math of the climate is not that complicated. The author reviews a number of the innovations that can help us combat climate change, as well as the importance of ecosystem benefits, and how we can enhance them by changing our view of nature. You'll hear stories such as...

  • How the IPCC's dogged pursuit of the science is turning the tide.

  • How venture funded start ups are launching and scaling solutions to meet the climate challenge

  • How a diverse array of financial instruments are being used to fund and support climate change mitigation efforts

  • The amazing importance of ecosystem services and how rethinking our relationship with nature can enhance these essential benefits

You will love this book if you want to learn more about climate change, the stories of people innovating new solutions to the climate challenge and the principles of action that can get us there.

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"To meet the climate challenge we need a huge rigorous effort across every sector of our economy. We need measurement tools and new sources of capital. Good Enough for the Climate explores these issues providing inspiring examples of corporate leaders, scientists and policy makers working to win the climate fight."

- Jonathan Goldberg - CEO, Carbon Direct

“Finally…the perfect blend of well-grounded optimism in the face of the terrifyingly massive climate challenge. My money is on the humans and Jim paints the inspiring contours as to why!”

- Eric Letsinger - CEO, Quantified Ventures

“Good Enough for the Climate is filled with well-grounded optimism around how human ingenuity can help us effectively tackle the looming climate crisis. Thoroughly researched and filled with case studies on solutions, this book is a must-read for anyone looking for inspiration and tangible ideas for how we address climate change.”

- Paula Jasinski, President, Green Fin Studio and Author, Speaking of the Environment


Our efforts to address climate change can foster the formation of a new environmental awareness that brings the value of our ecosystems into the mainstream as never before.

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