This book deals with climate change here and now and co-existence, to which all global citizens should pay attention.
- Book Intro
(English) Don’t Choose Extinction - It Is Only Us Who Can Save Our Future
Recently, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) announced in its global climate report (2021) that the annual average temperature has risen by 1.11 degrees compared to before industrialization. Scientists have warned numerous times that if the world does not strive to decrease the global temperature by 1.5 degrees compared to the temperature before industrialization , a bleak future will come. This warning has emerged as various crises: abnormal climates such as heat waves and heavy rain all around the world, drought, floods, forest fires, decreased biodiversity, and pandemic due to spread of infectious diseases. Perhaps the dark future depicted in many SF movies has already begun.
Don’t Choose Extinction invites us to contemplate how we can continue to sustain life on our planet that’s suffering climate disaster. This book reviews how humans built a relationship with the Earth from ancient times to the present, and seeks how we can change this relationship to save our future. In many parts of this book, in which what we can do now for tomorrow is suggested, readers are able to see the circumstances we face here and now and find hope for making the dream of a sustainable future come true.
- About the Author
Kim Jeong-Min has worked as a publishing editor. In order to emphasize the role of the humanities in future studies, Kim established an advisory board with fellow humanities researchers and currently works as a humanities curator with other members of the advisory board. Having a passion for crossing boundaries, Kim has mainly attempted to link the humanities with science.
Kim studied philosophy and cognitive science at Sungyunkwan University and Universitat Bielefeld. He enthusiastically planned and published various books on the humanities and has worked as president of a publishing company. He focused on publishing books that connect general knowledge with expertise, such as Knowledge Exhibition Series and Science Exhibition Series (published by Woongjin Thinkbig Phronesis). He then planned, developed, and managed humanities contents for science and technology professionals at Technovalue, a science and technology consulting firm. He also published Technology and Value, an online magazine that provides humanistic views on future technology, and managed Sympo ES Forum that uses the humanities to conceptualize future technology scenarios. Currently, he is head of the ESG Management Institute, an affiliate of the Better Future Platform Corporation.
His works include We Walk the Future Now and We Live in the Pandemic Era.
Recommended book of July by Indigo Seowon in 2022