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50 Ways to F**k the Planet Paperback – 9 Sep 2011
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In a world where we're bombarded with advice on going green, authors Mark Townsend and David Glick take a refreshing line and tell us how NOT to go green. Indeed, they're here to help us f**k up the planet good and proper. And it's easier than you think. An irreverent celebration of environmental doom and gloom, 50 Ways to F**k the Planet takes the 'eco-handbook' in an outrageous new direction, exposing fifty very real and very scary threats facing the world today and showing just how entertaining and easy it is for us to make them worse. Forget the future. Why expend our energy on a lost cause? This is the defeatist (but not altogether unrealistic) stance taken by Townsend and Glick as they revel in the dire fate of our planet. Combining bleak facts with hilariously ironic commentary, the authors applaud our environmental incompetence and stick two fingers up at the whole damn thing. Punctuated with checklists and handy hints to f**k things up faster, this book is for those who want to stop pretending they are responsible world citizens and just get with the party. How much you get involved is up to you, but don't be fooled into thinking that doing nothing is any better.From the familiar honeybee, whose dwindling numbers have huge repercussions on our food chain, to the environmental implications of the smoking ban, the topics cover endangered species and declining terrain as well as social (mis)conduct and the devastating effects of commerce.Outspoken and unabashedly brazen, this is your ultimate countdown to the end of the world.
About the Author
Mark Townsend is an award-winning journalist and is currently the Crime, Defence and Legal Affairs Correspondent for The Observer.His numerous accolades include British Environmental Journalist of the Year and he was runner-up in the Foreign Press Association for his war reporting in Afghanistan.Townsend is an active and committed writer, whose work has focused upon crucial and explosive topics.
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The clever use of humour and irony coupled with the obvious thorough and meticulous research which he had put into this masterpiece had me completely captivated from beginning to end. If you crave a read that is informative, thought-provoking, witty and inspiring then look no further.
This book will leave you hankering for more to the extent that, upon completion, your only disappointment will be that this gifted author did not discover 100 ways to f**k the planet! Without question my favourite book of 2008 so far.
Townsend (the co-author) is a reporter for The Observer and has worked as environment correspondent for them. He has obviously picked up some hidden gems along the way, ones we all need to know about.
Even so a book of 50 facts about the key dangers to the planet would be a dry read, so the authors present it in an ironic way showing how fragile the planet is and how easy it would be for us to "F**k" it.
This is a thoroughly enjoyable read, which will make you laugh (unless you're Gordon Brown!) and reawaken your green conscience.
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