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What an excellent book. I really like the sincerity of its thorough-going exploration of why we are not doing what we should. It's fresh and original, vital, witty, bold and clear, Carbon Detox will rock your world.
Rob Newman, comedian and author.
Al Gore and Woody Allen wrapped in one… It really challenged me to change the way I thought.
Roman Krznaric, The Oxford Muse
Witty, pithy, engaging and generous. George doesn't tell you off, he doesn't lecture you, he makes you want to do something about climate change. Excellent!
Rosemary Randall, Cambridge Carbon Footprint
‘Most writing about climate change is just so damned earnest and depressing that most people don’t read beyond the first page. George Marshall is different. Carbon Detox is written with verve and pace. The club of climate change writers (Motto: ‘it’s probably already too late to save Bangladesh’) will probably expel him for including witticisms, jokes and
light-hearted remarks. This is a deeply serious and well-informed book which you will enjoy reading – and then actively following its recommendations.’
Chris Goodall- author of How to Live a Low Carbon Life
A refreshingly different and enjoyable approach.
Anne Miller author of 'The Myth of the Mousetrap'
Carbon de-tox is a FANTASTIC book!... THE best book on climate change
Ruth Jarman, Christian Ecology Link
An irreverent, humorous and immensely readable guide to getting to grips with this thorny issue on a personal level. Replacing piles of dull statistics with vivid metaphors for understanding climate change Marshall skilfully conveys the nature and urgency of the problem.
Dave Watton review on Amazon.co.uk Full review… (http://www.amazon.co.uk/)
I liked this book from moment I read the name of its first chapter: "Oh no, not another bloody polar bear". The approach that author George Marshall has chosen to take is not to lecture, blind with science or scaremonger; it's aimed at tackling the very real problems of disbelief, boredom and apathy that overcome many people when they hear the phrase 'climate change'.
Hippyshopper.com (full review http://www.hippyshopper.com)
Among the raft of books on saving the planet, low carbon futures and the like, Carbon Detox stands out. It follows from a balanced view of the science to the action we all recognise as essential. I was immediately captured in the first chapter “I have to make a confession. When I hear people talk about climate change I often find myself alternating between despair and boredom." Okay, George starts from a place I recognise! Do read this one first.
Dr Thomas Downing, Stockholm Environment Institute.
George Marshall has produced what I think is the most important book ever written on climate change. It’s like a self-help book without the dogma. A call to action without the guilt. I can’t find strong enough words to recommend this book– you should buy it for yourself and for everyone you know.
Josh Hart. On The Level.
(full review http://onthelevelblog.wordpress.com/)
A really serious topic has been turned it into a really easy to read book in a very casual straight talking and worthwhile way.
The section on personality types alone is worth the price of the book and should be compulsory reading for all those working professionally or voluntarily to enable us all to thrive under a changing climate. Buy this book, read it and use it, so that you understand your own vulnerabilities to climate denial and those of other people. We’ve all annoyed each other enough about climate change. Let’s start communicating effectively now so that we can thrive under climate change.
Dr Anna Plodowski - Peckham Carbon Rationing Action Group