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A Life on Our Planet: My Witness Statement and a Vision for the Future by David Attenborough
I am an avid non-fiction reader and whilst I like to think this encompasses a wide variety of genres, I wouldn’t have naturally bought this book. Fortunately, my ten-year-old son gifted it to me and out of the 22 books I’ve read this year, I found this one to be the most impactful.
In the first half of the book, David chronicles how he has seen the planet change over the nine decades he has been on it, charting the unrelenting rise of humanity and our ever-growing impact on the natural world around us. It’s a heart-breaking, shocking and thought-provoking account.
The second half happily proves uplifting and motivating. David moves on to how we can and must fix things, by looking at various strategies and technologies, which could transform the world we live in. The solutions required could well create some of the largest and most profitable companies of the future. So for me, there’s also an underlying investment theme developing.
If you only read one non-fiction book this year, I recommend this one!
Colin Lawson, Founder