The atmosphere is getting fat on our carbon and other greenhouse gas emissions and it needs our help. We live in a world of excess, consuming too much of everything-food, clothes, cars, toys, shoes, bricks, and mortar. Our bingeing is often so extreme that it threatens our own health and wellbeing. And we are not the only ones who are getting sick. The Earth, which provides the food, air, water, and land that sustains us, is also under severe pressure. We either take steps to put our personal and planetary systems back into balance or we suffer the consequences. So, what does any unhealthy overweight person do when the doctor tells him or her that they are eating themselves into an early grave? Go on a diet! This is the must-have guide to the most important diet ever, explaining climate change concepts, problems, and solutions in ways that anyone can easily understand. Following a six-step climate diet plan, families will be able to count their carbon calories and learn how to reduce them, leaving us with a slim healthy planet now and for the future.
Harrington, Jonathan Henry, 1964-The climate diet: how you can cut carbon, cut costs, and save the planet / Jonathan Harrington.2008London; Sterling, VA: Earthscan, 2008.xi, 194 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.Includes bibliographical references (p. -185) and index. Cool strategies for a warming world -- Ten good reasons to go on a climate diet -- Going for the gold : the nuts and volts of climate diet success -- Less is more : creating a climate diet home -- Finding the right balance : heating, cooling, and outside spaces -- Shopping, eating, recycling, and more -- Hit the road the climate-wise way -- Community strategies for a better climate -- Putting it all together : your climate diet results -- Epilogue : our lifestyle, her life.