Five Times Faster – A Review

When it comes to climate change, it is a truism that we cannot expect to do the same things, using the same approaches, and expect to get a different outcome. Enter Simon Sharpe’s brilliant book “Five Times Faster”,a manifesto for a fundamentally different approach to science, economics and diplomacy, if we are to reduce the emissions intensity of our global economy at the necessary pace. He poignantly describes the book in the intro as his response to the school striker with the sign “We’ll stop protesting when you stop being so shit”. He writes “This book is about why we are still being so shit at dealing with climate change, and how we can stop that”.