Everyone wants to leave our children a climate that humanity has actually survived over the long term. We now know how to restore our climate. By working with nature to replicate processes used for millions of years. And do so by 2050.
Climate restoration is an idea whose time has come.
The Only Future That Will
Sustain the Human Race
People around the world recognize the dire threat posed by climate change. Governments, businesses, and individuals are making commitments to shift to renewable energy sources, trim consumption, and otherwise reduce their carbon footprints. But what if these steps are woefully inadequate to ensure the future health—or even the survival—of the human race? What if the most popular goal being pursued by today's climate activists—net zero carbon emissions—is actually a recipe for human disaster?
That's the warning being sounded by scientist, engineer, and entrepreneur Peter Fiekowsky . . . along with an urgent call to refocus our rescue efforts on a much bigger, bolder, yet fully achievable goal—the goal of restoring the climate to the healthy state that will allow human beings to thrive.
About Peter Fiekowsky
Peter Fiekowsky is an MIT-educated physicist and engineer, a serial entrepreneur, a philanthropist, and a social innovator. He has worked at NASA and the Fairchild/ Schlumberger Artificial Intelligence Lab in Palo Alto; taught at MIT; and developed his own machine vision company, Automated Visual Inspection LLC (AVI). He holds 27 patents and is on the board of Clilmate Capex, a fintech company designed to help complete the global transition to 100 percent clean energy by 2040 by tripling the rate of investment in solar projects.
Fiekowsky’s mission in life is “to leave a world we’re proud of to our children.” In service to that mission, Fiekowsky has a 30-year track record as a citizen lobbyist for global poverty reduction and climate policy.
Climate Restoration—The Only Future That Will Sustain the Human Race
“With inviting clarity and an engaging optimism, Fiekowsky considers four promising solutions [for climate restoration], presenting the possibilities with persuasive power. He simplifies the science for easy comprehension, and makes the case with such hopeful vigor that the book becomes something rare: a dead-serious, no-illusions look at climate change that doesn’t stir despair.”
—Publishers Weekly BookLife
“An invigorating, thought-provoking plan to address climate change….In brisk chapters supported by wide-ranging research, this work details not only the theoretical validity of the steps proposed, but also their workability….[T]he book’s prevailing tone of energetic optimism ultimately carries the day.”
"Peter Fiekowsky has written the consummate book for our time. It is a must-read for anyone who cares about life, the Earth, and future generations…. [Climate Restoration] is the tide-turning, revelatory message we have been waiting for.”
—Lynne Twist, author of The Soul of Money and co-founder of the Pachamama Alliance.
“Finally, someone has done the math on our #ClimateCatastrophe in a way that gives us concrete solutions. Peter Fiekowsky offers a bold, scientifically-grounded strategy that is both practical and immediately implementable. Yes, we have an enormous lift to remove the one trillion of tons of legacy carbon in our atmosphere. Luckily, as Peter shows, there are permanent, scalable, and financeable options for achieving this. Let’s stop tweeting #ClimateEmergency and start tweeting #ClimateRestoration.”
—Dr. Christopher K. Tucker, Chairman, American Geographical Society