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New Book Takes the Pulse of the Planet

News Release: For immediate release

8 December 2008

New Book Takes the Pulse of the Planet

The timely release of Jane Dove Juneau’s latest book, Listen to the Heartbeat of the Earth, ensures it is well-positioned in the debate heating up on climate change in New Zealand. With increasing concerns on climate change throughout the developed world, this new book is designed to reach people and stimulate thought and action.

Launched on 2 December 2008, the book is beautifully produced and is accessible to all age groups. Jane Dove Juneau has spent over 30 years photographing images throughout the world for news outlets, corporate and promotional work and her own books.

Images evoking earth as the most special of places, with inspiring thoughts by great people in world history combine to reward the reader with an experience that borders on the spiritual in Juneau’s Listen to the Heartbeat of the Earth.

At the moment The United Nations Climate Change Conference is underway in Poznan, Poland from 1 - 12 December and is the half-way mark in the negotiations on an ambitious and effective international response to climate change. The deal is to be clinched in Copenhagen at the end of 2009 and will take effect in 2013, the year after the first phase of the Kyoto Protocol expires.

Close to eleven thousand people are attending the conference with representatives from governments, industries and environmental organizations from around the world.

“I feel great concern that the newly-elected National Government has already shelved the Emissions Trading Scheme pending a select committee review and I believe this is a backward step for this country. Through my book I’m hoping to encourage people to voice their own concerns on reducing New Zealand’s carbon emissions, in line with the Kyoto Protocol target, to their MP’s, and also to gain their commitment on the emerging proposals on climate change from Poznan,” says Jane.

“Listen to the Heartbeat of the Earth is there to remind each of us of the importance of our impact on the planet and the environment. It is time to think seriously about how we can create a sustainable future for man and the other creatures that inhabit our planet,” says Jane.

The beautiful book presents 120 phenomenal, top quality, colour landscape images taken across the world from Peru to Samoa, the United States to Australia and New Zealand.

“Our footprint, combined with all the steps taken by mankind, has a huge influence on the environment and we need to take time to consider our personal future and the lifestyle choices we make in the short time we are on the earth, as they are crucial to the future of the earth,” she says.

As climate change raises concern around the globe Jane Dove Juneau’s book is right in tune with new thinking and offers encouragement to people of all ages to become active in their own communities and environments.

“Change comes from each and everyone of us taking responsibility and care of our planet. We have to become more aware, as the very future of mankind rests with us today,” she says.


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