In Our Hands: A Handbook for Intergenerational Actions to Solve the Climate Crisis

Wilford H. Welch (Author)
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In Our Hands
Publish Date
October 10, 2017
5.51 X 8.5 X 0.27 inches | 0.34 pounds

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About the Author

Wilford Welch has been exploring the driving forces impacting our world for over five decades: as a U.S. diplomat in Asia; as an economic development and business consultant in Asia, the Middle East, Europe and the U.S.; as the publisher of a world affairs magazine that appeared in 26 countries in six language editions; and as the leader of educational trips to numerous countries and cultures. Wilford developed future planning scenarios for a number of multinational corporations, including Citibank and Toyota. He was the leader of a research team in 1992 that developed The Wealth of Nations Index using 63 variables to measure each nation's economic, information technology and social-well being. In 2008 he was the author of a book entitled The Tactics of Hope, How Social Entrepreneurs Are Changing our World. Wilford has also been deeply involved in outdoor and environmental education, including being chair of the board of the NatureBridge Golden Gate campus and the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS). In 1994 Wilford led the support team on Mount Everest of NOLS instructors who removed 5,000 pounds of trash off the high camps and introduced the notion of Leave No Trace to Everest mountaineering. Over the past decades, Wilford has created and led several large conferences exploring the issues addressed in this book, including two Quest for Global Healing gatherings in Bali, Indonesia in 2004 and 2007 for over 1,000 participants from forty countries, and the Beyond Sustainability conference that took place at the Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii in 2010. Wilford has a BA from Yale, a law degree from Berkeley, and a PMD degree from the Harvard Business School. He lives in Sausalito California.


"Addressing the threat of global warming and getting all of humanity to live with one another and the natural world in harmony is very possible. In this book Wilford shows us the way."

-Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

"This new book, In Our Hands, provides a succinct and effective overview of the issues involved in global warming and then offers a pathway to success in solving the climate crisis. It is also an accessible and valuable handbook--a guide to who is doing what and how you can get involved in the climate movement. This small book makes a big contribution to galvanizing the actions that are needed now."

-Bill Twist, CEO, Pachamama Alliance

"In Our Hands is a brilliant perspective from one of the world's most authentic authorities on social entrepreneur- ship and climate change. Wilford Welch hands us the miss- ing link as to how we can reach across the generational gap between millennials and boomers and evolve together the solutions to the disastrous climate change predictions. He invites us into a view of our world from 2050--an ingenious way to think, and subsequently act, outside the proverbial 'box.' This is a 'must read' for any age interested in our survival as a species."

-Diane V. Cirincione, Ph.D., Attitudinal Healing International

"This concise, well-written look on the climate crisis will leave you with hope. Welch does so by suggesting positive actions we can all take to fight climate change and create a better world."

-Will Parrinello, documentary filmmaker

"I feel In Our Hands is a very important book to help galvanize those who say they are concerned but are not really engaged to wake up and take action. It's both frightening and sobering. Also, the back section of the book--the work area and resources--is very important and an effective call to action. The book is well written and masterfully edited. None of this is far-fetched. It's happening now and will only worsen. There are no borders and impenetrable barriers to be erected to combat a potential extinction of life."

-Gordon Haight, International publisher and marketing consultant

"I just want to thank you and congratulate you for writing this truly inspired book. I love your passion, your clarity, your commitment, and your fierce love for our planet and our world. Bravo, Wilford Welch!"

-Lynne Twist, Author. The Soul of Money

"This is an impressive book for many reasons: It is concise, accurate, readable and even well-written!I don't take any of those attributes for granted when reviewing a book, so Wilford's was refreshing for all those reasons.

- Jeff B. Book Reviewer of books on Climate Climate and Sustainability, San Francisco