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A Mountain to Climb

Hakan Bulgurlu

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Hakan Bulgurlu discusses the climate change outcomes that pose the greatest risk to our world, our lives, and the many fragile ecosystems already damaged by human intrusion.


A Mountain to Climb

A Mountain to Climb

by Hakan Bulgurlu


The planet is on the brink of an irreversible climate crisis, and humans have failed to acknowledge the part we have played. While advocates have pushed for major legislation to encourage sustainable practices, there is a lot of work still to do.

Hakan Bulgurlu is the CEO of an international household appliances company, Arçelik, and an advocate for sustainable business practices in the face of the global climate crisis.

Bulgurlu reached the summit of Mount Everest in 2019 as part of his journey to find a meaningful way to fight climate change. A Mountain to Climb, published in 2022, explores some of the most detrimental effects of climate change and the impact of humanity on the environment.

Favorite quote

I'd read about how Elon Musk and others had plans to set up missions to Mars … with the way we were treating the planet, wait a few years and you wouldn't need to go anywhere to imagine what visiting the red planet might be like.

- Hakan Bulgurlu

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