How to be a Humankind Superhero is easy to read and written for a wide audience who may have heard about climate change but aren't sure if they can do anything about it.
It is written very clearly and with lots of relevant and suitable explanations when the science gets a bit too complicated. But it isn’t just science. It touches on philosophy, sociology, history and, funnily enough, ancient Greece. To talk you through what you can do to become a Humankind Superhero, the actions follow the story of the Labours of Hercules (if you don’t know your ancient Greek, Hercules got set a variety of labours to make Earth safe for mortals and Gods alike).
Rather than focus on what will happen in the future if we don’t do anything, the book gives details about what each individual and community can do to lower carbon emissions and ultimately stop global warming. These range from the easily do-able to the superhero tasks that require a bit more Herculean determination, giving practical advice and people to contact. Talking about everything from recycling and using your home to create energy to the fundamental change needed in the money system, the solutions are simple and well-thought through.