Here is the book from Episode 2 ! :-)
It collects the 31 articles published during the two trips.
You can find it here at Blurb Library.
The library provides a preview of the whole book.
And here is a link for downloading the free PDF rendition :-)
Note: this book does not bring us financial profit.
Conclusion of the book...
The articles you found in this book mainly deal with the small ingredient of the solution: the technical ingredient. Technical solutions for less emissions. This is
the easy part.
The major ingredient of the solution is cultural change. That is the big deal!
We need a society where consumption is reduced to its minimum. We need frugality.
How do you make people accept consuming a minimum of energy, red meat, goods, electronics, clothes? How do you make sharing the norm? How do you slow things down?
In 2018, we know what the main sources of individual emissions are. And we know what can be done to lower them. In France for instance, the actions with the most impact are, in order of importance: to switch to a diet without red meat (by far the action with the most effect), to use the car and the plane less, to lower the heat consumption at home, to buy fewer new clothes and electronics, to eat local ingredients. Few people can achieve this conversion by themselves; the majority of them need guidance.
Sharing results in huge decreases in the production of goods and energy. This means less carbon emissions. We can share bikes, cars, clothes or gardening tools.
Slowing down also results in less emissions. Globally speaking we could live at a slower pace. For example, reducing the speed limit to 90km/h reduces car energy consumption dramatically. Traveling a distance of 90 kilometers in 1 hour is fast enough, isn't it? Avoiding taking one trip by plane makes a big difference. Also do we really need 5G connection on our smartphone? Wasn't 3G quick enough already? And do we really need next day delivery for our online purchases? Can't we wait a little bit longer? Slowing down humanity can be very much appreciated by the planet! In addition to that, slow is more compatible with Low-Tech.
Of course these ideas are not relevant for the hundreds of millions of people who still do not have access to electricity. They are relevant mainly in rich countries. But even in rich countries social gaps and inequalities are often substantial. One thing is crucial if we want the transition to happen: the new green rules must be the same for everyone, wealthy or not. Only then can the switch be accepted by all. Environmental justice must go hand in hand with social justice.
The law shall drive this transition. These laws may impose restrictions, yes. But we need them. And we need them fast. We require new politicians, willing to lead this switch. Then we shall elect them.
During Episode 2, we held a conference “Climate Change and Sustainability”
in a high school of Bogota, Colombia 🎓