How climate works. To solve this problem, we need to understand it / Greta Thunberg -- The deep history of carbon dioxide / Peter Brannen -- Our evolutionary impact / Beth Shapiro -- Civilization and extinction / Elizabeth Kolbert -- The science is as solid as it gets / Greta Thunberg -- The discovery of climate change / Michael Oppenheimer -- Why didn't they act / Naomi Oreskes -- Tipping point and feedback loops / Johan Rockström -- This is the biggest story in the world / Greta Thunberg.
How our planet is changing. The weather seems to be on steroids / Greta Thunberg -- Heat / Katharine Hayhoe -- Methane and other gasses / Zeke Hausfather -- Air pollution and aerosols / Bjørn H. Samset -- Clouds / Paulo Ceppi -- Arctic warming and the jet stream / Jennifer Francis -- Dangerous weather / Friederike Otto -- The snowball has been set in motion / Greta Thunberg -- Droughts and floods / Kate Marvel -- Ice sheets, shelves and glaciers / Ricarda Winkelmann -- Warming oceans and rising seas / Stefan Rahmstorf -- Acidification and marine ecosystems / Hans-Otto Pörtner -- Microplastics / Karvin Kvale -- Fresh water / Peter H. Gleick -- It is much closer to home than we think / Greta Thunberg -- Wildfires / Joëlle Gergis -- The Amazon / Carols A. Nobre, Julia Arieira, and Nathália Nascimento -- Boreal and temperate forests / Beverly E. Law -- Terrestrial biodiversity / Adriana De Palma and Andy Purvis -- Insects / Dave Goulson -- Nature's calendar / Keith W. Larson -- Soil / Jennifer L. Soong -- Permafrost / Örjan Gustafsson -- What happens at 1.5, 2 and 4° of warming? / Tamsin Edwards.
How it affects us. The world has a fever / Greta Thunberg Health and climate / Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus -- Heat and illness / Ana M. Vicedo-Cabrera -- Air pollution / Drew Shindell -- Vector-borne diseases / Felipe J. Colón-González -- Antibiotic resistance / John Brownstein, Derek MacFadden, Sarah McGough, and Mauricio Santillana -- Food and nutrition / Samuel S. Myers -- We are not all in the same boat / Greta Thunberg -- Life at 1.1°C / Saleemul Huq -- Environmental racism / Jacqueline Patterson -- Climate refugees / Abraham Lustgarten -- Sea-level rise and small islands / Michael Taylor -- Rain in the Sahel / Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim -- Winter in Sápmi / Elin Anna Labba -- Fighting for the forest / Sônia Guajajara -- Enormous challenges are waiting / Greta Thunberg -- Warming and inequality / Solomon Hsiang -- Water shortages / Taikan Oki -- Climate conflicts / Marshall Burke -- The true cost of climate change / Eugene Linden.
What we've done about it. How can we undo our failures if we are unable to admit that we have failed? / Greta Thunberg -- The new denialism / Kevin Anderson -- The truth about government climate targets / Alexandra Urisman Otto -- We are not moving in the right direction / Greta Thunberg -- The persistence of fossil fuels / Bill McKibben -- The rise of renewables / Glen Peters -- How can forests help us? / Karl-Heinz Erb and Simone Gingrich ; What about geoengineering / Niclas Hällström, Jennie C. Stephens, and Isak Stoddard -- Drawdown technologies / Rob Jackson -- A whole new way of thinking / Greta Thunberg -- Our imprint of the land / Alexander Popp -- The calorie question / Michael Clark -- Designing new food systems / Sonja Vermeulen -- Mapping emissions in an industrial world / John Barrett and Alice Garvey -- The technical hitch / Ketan Joshi -- The challenge of transport / Alice Larkin -- Is the future electric? / Jillian Anable and Christian Brand -- They keep saying one thing while doing another / Greta Thunberg -- The cost of consumerism / Annie Lowrey -- How (not) to buy / Mike Berners-Lee -- Waste around the world / Slip Kaza -- The myth of recycling / Nina Schrank -- This is where we draw the line / Greta Thunberg -- Emissions and growth / Nicholas Stern -- Equity / Sunita Narain -- Degrowth / Jason Hickel -- The perception gap / Amitav Ghosh.
What we must do now. The most effective way to get out of this mess is to educate ourselves / Greta Thunberg -- Individual action, social transformation / Stuart Capstick and Lorraine Whitmarsh -- Towards 1.5°C lifestyles / Kate Raworth -- Overcoming climate apathy / Per Espen Stoknes -- Changing our diets / Gidon Eshel -- Remembering the ocean / Ayana Elizabeth Johnson -- Rewilding / George Monbiot and Rebecca Wrigley -- We now have to do the seemingly impossible / Greta Thunberg -- Practical utopias / Margaret Atwood -- People power / Erica Chenoweth -- Changing the media narrative / George Monbiot -- Resisting the new denialism / Michael E. Mann ; A genuine emergency response / Seth Klein -- Lesson from the pandemic / David Wallace-Wells -- Honesty, solidarity, integrity and climate justice / Greta Thunberg -- A just transition / Naomi Klein -- What does equity mean to you / Nicki Becker, Disha A. Ravi, Hilda Flavia Nakabuye, Laura Verónica Muñoz, Ina Maria Shikongo, Ayisha Siddiqa, and Mitzi Jonelle Tan -- Women in the climate crisis / Wanjira Mathai -- Decarbonization requires redistribution / Lucas Chancel and Thomas Piketty -- Climate reparations / Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò -- Mending our relationship with the Earth / Robin Wall Kimmerer -- Hope is something you have to earn / Greta Thunberg -- What next? -- Index -- Illustration credits -- A note on the cover / Ed Hawkins.