The author and journalist Chris Turner discusses his new book The Leap: How to Survive and Thrive in the Sustainable Economy (Random House Canada, 2011), with Joseph Planta.
|The Leap: How to Survive and Thrive in the Sustainable Economy by Chris Turner. (Random House Canada, 2011)
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Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:
I am Planta: On the Line, in Vancouver at TheCommentary.ca.
Chris Turner joins me now. He’s written a new book, The Leap: How to Survive and Thrive in the Sustainable Economy. We live in important times, critical times. We have mounting and multiple crises. There’s a financial crisis, energy crisis, food crisis, and climate crisis. So far, it seems we’ve looked at each in isolation. In this book, Mr. Turner suggests a new way of looking at things. We’ll get him to tell us about this book, where he takes us through the forthcoming industrial revolution, what’s involved with that for communities, government and businesses. We’ll talk about where around the world, there’s hope, where there are examples of sustainability success. Chris Turner is one of the country’s leading writers on sustainability and the cleantech industry. He was last on for his previous book, The Geography of Hope, which was a bestseller and a finalist for a number of awards. He’s won other awards for his writing, and has appeared in sundry publications. The book is published by Random House. The website for more is at www.thegeographyofhope.com. Please welcome to the Planta: On the Line program, Chris Turner; Good morning, Mr. Turner.