New book explores how climate change is affecting people’s homes, lives and livelihoods


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New Delhi: Beyond the statistics of climate change, one of the greatest stories in human history is ongoing, with a diverse set of characters from all walks of life and all corners of the world.

For his next book Race for tomorrow, journalist Simon Mundy set out on a two-year journey to capture these same stories and has traveled across 26 countries and six continents.

The journey took him to the edge of a rapidly narrowing glacier high in the Himalayas, and deep into one of the hand-dug pits where Congolese miners risk their lives to profit from the green technology revolution.

Mundy’s book will be released on December 13 on SoftCover, ThePrint’s online site to publish a selection of non-fiction books.

He visited Amazonian tribes fighting to save their rainforest from illegal livestock farming and an Israeli startup that grows eco-friendly beef in bioreactors.

He has traveled the shores of endangered islands in the South Pacific, and through the frantic clamor of China’s largest electric car factory, to bring a full account of how climate change is affecting homes. , people’s lives and livelihoods.

Of the people he has met, the author says: “All are involved in a race that will determine the course of our civilization and the planet that shelters it. These are their stories.

Anand Mahindra, president of Mahinda and Mahindra, said that this book is “totally different from all the books written in this field”.

He added: “Filled with living human stories, from the most desperately challenged communities to the highest levels of business and politics, this is a essential guide.

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