• by Paul Hawken
  • Narrated by Christopher Solimene
  • 18 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The 100 most substantive solutions to reverse global warming, based on meticulous research by leading scientists and policymakers around the world.
In the face of widespread fear and apathy, an international coalition of researchers, professionals, and scientists have come together to offer a set of realistic and bold solutions to climate change. One hundred techniques and practices are described here - some are well known; some you may have never heard of.
They range from clean energy to educating girls in lower-income countries to land use practices that pull carbon out of the air. The solutions exist, are economically viable, and communities throughout the world are currently enacting them with skill and determination. If deployed collectively on a global scale over the next 30 years, they represent a credible path forward, not just to slow the Earth's warming but to reach drawdown, that point in time when greenhouse gases in the atmosphere peak and begin to decline.
These measures promise cascading benefits to human health, security, prosperity, and well-being - giving us every reason to see this planetary crisis as an opportunity to create a just and livable world.


What the Critics Say

"[A] comprehensive and exacting compilation of vivid exposition and data...A rigorous and profoundly important resource." (Booklist)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Well researched and explained, but tedious

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I would tell them to buy the book, not the audiobook

What was one of the most memorable moments of Drawdown?

The end

Would you be willing to try another one of Christopher Solimene’s performances?


If this book were a movie would you go see it?


Any additional comments?

So much amazing data, but really tedious to listen to, read out as it is, with specific costs and benefits in specific numbers for every solution discussed. Worse is the narration - slow, mechanical, boring tone. If this wasn't Paul Hawken, whose other books are wonderful, I would have stopped listening in the first 10 minutes.

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- Pequis

Great book narrated by a GPS voice navigation bot.

This book illuminated a lot of climate change solutions I wasn't aware of, which I enjoyed immensely, but the narration was really bad. Mispronounced words and emphases placed on the wrong syllables were used throughout the book.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-23-2017
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio