Low-Carbon and Loving It

Adventures in sustainable living - from the streets of India to middle class Australia
by Mark Roger Delaney & Thomas Sean Delaney
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Publisher: Mark Delaney

Publication Date: February 13, 2018

ISBN: 9780648247722

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Climate change is the most serious issue of our generation. It will likely bring sea-level rise displacing millions, lead to the loss of thousands of species, reduce food production and create geopolitical tensions – all by the end of this century. The fact that human-caused climate change is happening is now beyond dispute in the scientific community, yet despite the awful consequences, many people are apathetic.

Low-carbon a**nd Loving It is an ordinary person’s, easy-to-read guide to climate change. The book is broadly divided into two sections: the problem of climate change (its causes & consequences) and solutions, including concrete ways for the reader to lead a lower-carbon life. The images, cartoons, ‘Science Geek’ and ‘Myth-busting’ boxes make it an enjoyable read. The book gives readers an excellent understanding of climate change and empowers them to start making a personal response.

However, Low-carbon a**nd Loving It is also the story of the Delaneys, an ordinary Australian family who have made some extraordinary choices. Mark and his wife have lived much of their working lives in India, living with poor neighbours who struggle to survive day to day. The Delaneys have continued this lifestyle of voluntary simplicity for two decades. Their experience has given them a very different perspective on life.

It is these unique perspectives which allow father Mark and co-author son Tom to see afresh the climate crisis to which many in the West are blind. From their lives, they know a lower-carbon life is possible and even fulfilling, not only in India, but also in middle class Australia.

Climate change is the most serious issue of our generation. It will likely bring sea-level rise displacing millions, lead to the loss of thousands of species, reduce food production and create geopolitical tensions – all by the end of this century.