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Our Livable World

Creating the Clean Earth of Tomorrow

by (author) Marc Schaus

Diversion Books
Initial publish date
Oct 2020
Global Warming & Climate Change, Meteorology & Climatology
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As President Biden commits the US to cutting greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030, bold new scientific and technological innovations will soon revolutionize the world—and a vital guide from the frontlines of our fight against climate change has finally arrived.

The United States’ accelerated plans to combat the existential threat of climate change finally gives reason to hope. In Our Livable World, research specialist and author Marc Schaus explores the incredible new green innovations in science and engineering that can allow us to avoid the worst repercussions of global warming as we work to usher in a sustainable, livable world.


To beat a challenge the size of climate change, our solutions will have to be ambitious: solar thermal cells capable of storing energy long after the sun goes down, “smart highways” designed to charge your vehicle as you drive, indoor vertical farms automated to maximize crop growth with no pesticides, bioluminescent vines ready to one day replace our streetlights, jet fuel created from landfill trash—and next-generation carbon capture techniques to remove the emissions we have already released over the past several decades. Far from the geoengineering schemes of cli-fi action thrillers, real solutions are being developed, right this moment. Our Livable World features interviews with the innovators, real talk on the revolutionary technology, and a clear picture of a cleaner planet in the future.


Though climate change is arguably the biggest threat humankind has ever faced, this book proves that our ability to fight this change is limited only by the scope of our imagination and the power of our will.

About the author

Marc Schaus is a professional research specialist across the sciences for research ventures, craft product manuals, and policymakers. Marc has been a TEDx speaker covering new technological solutions for climate change and is also the author of Post Secular: Science, Humanism and the Future of Faith. He has written articles appearing in Areo Magazine, Free Inquiry Magazine, The Huffington Post, Patheos, and the academic journal Antennae. He currently resides in Ontario, Canada. 

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Editorial Reviews

Our Livable World provides a much-needed glimpse of a future Earth and its citizens, who have learned that to destroy is just one option and to create, and to create green, is equally in our grasp. Oh, that we put the most biological and human of the ideas here into practice, and that we do so soon.”

—Professor Daniel Kammen, University of California, Berkeley, and Former Science Envoy for the US State Department

“We don’t need to accept a story of doom for the planet’s future. With vision, imagination, and innovation, we can re-engineer a new world. Our Livable World is an important book that shows the dawn of a new kind of environmental movement—an age where we invest in deeply creative and fascinating technical solutions that work in harmony with the Earth. Marc Schaus lays out the exciting future of environmental innovation before us.”

—Katie Patrick, Environmental engineer, designer, and author of How to Save the World

“In an era of pervasive gloom engendered by climate disruption, mass extinction, and the COVID-19 pandemic, it is a breath of fresh air to learn about the exciting possibilities for a better world that are described in compelling fashion by Marc Schaus. We have the technology, brilliantly explained in Our Livable World. This book is a gift to anyone thirsty for hope.”

—David R. Boyd, UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment, and author of The Optimistic Environmentalist