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“You alone can change the world – don’t wait for anybody else. You alone can change the world. Not because you will actually be alone but because you will be such a power, like a magnet you will bring everybody to your ideas. Ideas are the power, demonstration is the power: then you make it happen,” said the inspirational Nobel Peace Prize winner Professor Muhammad Yunus on an episode of the Inside Ideas podcast.

Professor Yunus won the Nobel Peace Prize with the Grameen Bank in 2006 for their joint achievements in generating ‘economic and social development from below’. Nicknamed the banker to the poor, Professor Yunus founded the bank in 1983 with the goal to give poorer people access to ‘small loans on easy terms’.

In his book, A World of Three Zeros: The New Economics of Zero Poverty, Zero Unemployment, and Zero Net Carbon Emissions, the creator of microcredit and social business explains the economics behind achieving these goals.

Catch up my interview with Professor Yunus on Inside Ideas for more on how a world of three zeros can be created.

The Physics of Climate Change

Scientists are the people to listen to when it comes to climate change and few are as eminent on the subject as Professor Lawrence M. Krauss. One of the world’s most famous theoretical physicists, Professor Krauss is able to turn complex science into engaging narratives that spell out the implications for people and planet.

In his new book, The Physics of Climate Change, the best-selling author lifts the lid on the many predictions being made to reveal which projections, backed by reliable data, governments should be reacting to, and which are a little more tenuous.

For more on the book catch up with my full podcast with Professor Krauss.

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