Victim of Success
Civilization at Risk
“Victim of Success should be compulsory reading for all people with influence on the future direction of society, from world leaders and policy makers to teachers and voters. The time has come to support real change.”
“It is crucial for civilisation to re-chart its course away from the imminent 'cliff edge of collapse', as Peter McManners graphically portrays in this eye-opening book.”
“I hope this challenging work by Peter McManners makes your heart beat a little faster, as you join the same journey of thought.”
“I remain optimistic because I know that when people really understand the risks we are taking on behalf of the next generation, they will be willing to enter crisis mode. The current set of proposals, being worked on for the climate summit in Copenhagen in December 2009, is not enough. A deal will be agreed, but it will then stifle the debate for the next decade.
About the author:
Peter McManners is an expert on the relationship between society and the environment and a passionate advocate for the transition to a sustainable way of life. Few authors have such breadth of expertise, with degrees in engineering, geography and business, to tackle the complexity of sustainability.
More on the author: www.petermcmanners.com
Author’s blog: http://www.petermcmanners.blogspot.com
Other Books by Peter McManners:
Adapt and Thrive: The Sustainable Revolution, was published whilst the author was living in Finland. The Finnish newspaper Etela-Suomen Sanomat wrote of the book:
'Governments and businesses who are currently unable to see beyond the current political term/share price will oppose this book, but in twenty years they will be quoting it as the “Essential Guide for Survival”...'
'In this valuable and incisive book, McManners provides a coherent overview of thinking about the critical issue of sustainability in the real world. He underlines the need to adapt economics to serve society better and to reorient the paths of globalisation and growth so as to decouple our notion of progress from environmental degradation. To achieve such deep changes, he makes challenging proposals for a new balance of responsibility and partnership in world affairs. These are indeed critical issues which will determine the future of humanity in the twenty-first century.'