June Book Club
Our second pick of the year is The Citizen's Guide to Climate Success: Overcoming Myths that Hinder Progress by Mark Jaccard. You can find it available for download free of cost here.

We will be meeting to discuss the book on Wednesday, June 8th at 7 PM. Check out the event page for more info.

Mark Jaccard is a Canadian energy economist and author. His research focuses on the design and application of models that assess sustainability policies for energy and climate. Jaccard holds the title of Distinguished Professor for teaching sustainable energy in the School of Resource and Environmental Management (REM) at Simon Fraser University.

The Citizen's Guide to Climate Success Cover


Book blurb:

"Sometimes solving climate change seems impossibly complex, and it is hard to know what changes we all can and should make to help. This book offers hope. Drawing on the latest research, Mark Jaccard shows us how to recognize the absolutely essential actions (decarbonizing electricity and transport) and policies (regulations that phase out coal plants and gasoline vehicles, carbon tariffs). Rather than feeling paralyzed and pursuing ineffective efforts, we can all make a few key changes in our lifestyles to reduce emissions, to contribute to the urgently needed affordable energy transition in developed and developing countries.

More importantly, Jaccard shows how to distinguish climate-sincere from insincere politicians and increase the chance of electing and sustaining these leaders in power. In combining the personal and the political, The Citizen's Guide to Climate Success offers a clear and simple strategic path to solving the greatest problem of our times."

From cambridge.org/core/books/citizens-guide-to-climate-success 

An interview with the author

Mark Jaccard was a guest on a 2020 episode of our ongoing series A Climate Of ChangeCheck out the interview below!

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