In a new book co-authored by centre director Johan Rockström and Natural Geographic photographer and centre senior fellow Mattias Klum, science truly meets beauty and emotion.
"The Human Quest showcases world-class photography to remind us just what is at stake. The authors demonstrate that with collective action, humankind can still bend the curves of negative environmental change toward a resilient and prosperous future—but there's no time left to waste," says President Bill Clinton in his foreword.
An inspiration and a guide
The book serves as an inspiration and guide for action as humankind faces a turning point in our history and the state of the Earth.
"Over the past 50 years, our unsustainable ways of living have begun to put massive pressure on the planetary processes that support our well-being and economic development. The Human Quest tells how by integrating the latest scientific insights with the power of images," says centre director Johan Rockström.
Launched during the High level dialogue on global sustainability at Rio+20, the book will also be available as an enhanced e-book with additional video clips by Mattias Klum.
Read more about the book at www.thehumanquest.org.