Race for Tomorrow: A Journey Through the Front Lines of the Climate Fight

By Simon Mundy

As featured on CNN’s Amanpour & Company and BBC Radio 4’s Start the Week with Andrew Marr

One of the Financial Times’ best books of 2021

In this compelling journey through twenty-six countries, Simon Mundy traces how the struggle to respond to the climate crisis is rapidly reshaping the modern world – shattering communities, shaking global business and propelling waves of cutting-edge innovation.

Telling unforgettable human stories, meeting scientists and business tycoons, activists and political leaders, this is an account of disaster and survival, of frantic adaptation and groundbreaking innovation, of hope, and of the forces that will define our future.

More praise

‘Urgent reading … A truly global journey’ SOPHY ROBERTS

‘Vivid and informed’ ADAM NICOLSON

‘I took a great sense of hope’ RICHARD POWERS

‘Reads like a thriller’ MARK LYNAS

‘An inspiring piece of work’ MICHAEL E. MANN

‘Utterly unlike any book yet written in this field’ ANAND MAHINDRA

‘Gripping … A must-read for every concerned global citizen’ NANDAN NILEKANI

Format: Paperback
Release Date: 27 Oct 2022
Pages: 416
ISBN: 978-0-00-839433-2
Simon Mundy covers environmental and sustainability issues for the Financial Times. He began his reporting career in Johannesburg, where he covered Southern Africa for the FT before a period writing on the London financial sector. He then spent seven years in Asia, heading the FT bureaux in Seoul and Mumbai – before two years travelling across six continents to research Race for Tomorrow, his first book. He was born in the UK.For photo galleries and short films from the journey, visit simonmundy.com

‘Contains a lot of really, really interesting hard science and market-based solutions, [and] some extraordinary examples of technology … Very useful indeed’Andrew Marr -

‘It’s a brilliant book! An optimistic, unpatronising account of what humankind CAN do to address climate change’Rob Rinder, Talk Radio -

‘He takes it down from this 30,000-foot view to people on the ground … I took a great sense of hope’Richard Powers, author of The Overstory -

‘An inspiring piece of work that deserves a broad audience … Read this book both to understand the urgency of climate action, and to recognise, too, the agency we still have’Michael E. Mann, author of The New Climate War -

‘[Puts] a human face on the most important story of our times. This book is eloquent and humane - a vital work of storytelling’Henry Mance, author of How to Love Animals in a Human-Shaped World -

‘Simon Mundy’s vivid and informed despatches from the front line of climate change reveal not only the catastrophes imposed by global warming (which are hidden from most of us) but the best and brightest of responses to them … Don’t wait. Read it now before the race is lost’Adam Nicolson, author of The Sea is Not Made of Water -

‘Mundy’s book reads like a thriller’Mark Lynas, author of Six Degrees and Our Final Warning -

‘Utterly unlike any book yet written in this field. Packed with vivid human stories, from the most desperately challenged communities to the highest levels of global business and politics, it’s an essential guide to how the climate crisis is transforming the modern world’Anand Mahindra -

‘A gripping story of individuals, communities and societies who are grappling with the myriad challenges of climate change. A must read for every concerned global citizen’Nandan Nilekani -

‘A pacy, riveting global tour of our fracturing planet; completely fascinating’Ben Rawlence -