A total of 10 authors from around the world were gathered to Commemorate the work done by the Brundtland Commission in 1987. The authors were given the task to imagine what our world will look like in 2047 based on what we know today about pollution, climate change resource depletion etc.
Some authors wrote hopeful short stories, others less so. In today's world where there is so much information about what not to do, what are the consequences of climate change etc, many people have a hard time finding out what their role is in it all, and what they should do. So much, that some people just decide to stop thinking about it and instead say things like, "the scientists will find a solution," or "it does not matter anyway what I do if no one else is doing the same."
The idea was to communicate this very difficult topic in a different way, by creating personal stories about what people in the future might experience and think about when the world gets warmer, when species become extinct, when land becomes impossible to cultivate, or when the water level rises (just to mention a few topics covered by the authors).
Objectives and beneficiaries
The objective has been to engage readers in a different way by telling stories that are "personal" rather than say "just must make sure the temperature of the world does not rise more than 2 degrees."
Proceeds from the sale of the book will go to Project Drawdown and Mongabay.
Strong points of the solution
There are authors from six different countries, men, and women, of different ages, background, education, and ethnicity. It is a diverse range of stories with different types of main characters. Everyone should be able to find someone in the anthology they can relate to.
Expected results and benefits for climate change adaptation and mitigation
Our hope is to make people think about what climate change means to them and their families, and what they can do to act on it.
Scalability potential of the solution
Since it is an anthology in English, it has the potential to be sold all over the world.
[Editor's Note: All information published as submitted by the author(s). Minor edits may have been made for length and clarity.]