Sue Roaf, David Crichton and Fergus Nicol dissect these events and rightly conclude that at the centre of this crisis stands the architecture and building community. They clearly illustrate that this community, unknowingly, is chiefly responsible for precipitating this crisis and argue for nothing less than a building design revolution to address the problem.
What makes this book so important is that it not only outlines the issues and science behind climate change, but details the steps necessary to alleviate future large scale dislocations and hardship. Ms. Roaf identifies the key players in this struggle, their roles, and the actions needed to spark this revolution. She makes it crystal
clear that there is no technological fix looming on the horizon, and that if the architecture and building community do not step forward and lead, there is little hope for meaningful change to take place. This book contains the framework for beginning the critical dialogue necessary to confront humanity's greatest challenge.