Paul island where he meets the last subsistence seal hunters of the Bering Sea and witnesses its melting glaciers. Accompanied by climate scientists and people whose families have fished, farmed, and lived in the areas he visits for centuries, Jamail begins to accept the fact that Earth, most likely, is in a hospice situation.
Ironically, this allows him to renew his passion for the planet’s wild places, cherishing Earth in a way he has never been able to before. Like no other book, the end of ice offers a firsthand chronicle—including photographs throughout of Jamail on his journey across the world—of the catastrophic reality of our situation and the incalculable necessity of relishing this vulnerable, fragile planet while we still can.
. In response, jamail embarks on a journey to the geographical front lines of this crisis—from Alaska to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, via the Amazon rainforest—in order to discover the consequences to nature and to humans of the loss of ice. In the end of ice, we follow jamail as he scales denali, dives in the warm crystal waters of the Pacific only to find ghostly coral reefs, the highest peak in North America, and explores the tundra of St.
As seen in the new york Times, Men’s Journal, Smithsonian. Com, and the guardianthe author who jeremy scahill calls the “quintessential unembedded reporter” visits “hot spots” around the world in a global quest to discover how we will cope with our planet’s changing ecosystemsAfter nearly a decade overseas as a war reporter, the acclaimed journalist Dahr Jamail returned to America to renew his passion for mountaineering, only to find that the slopes he had once climbed have been irrevocably changed by climate disruption.
A Farewell to Ice: A Report from the Arctic
Methane has twenty-three times greater greenhouse warming effect per molecule than CO2; an ice-free arctic summer will therefore have an albedo effect nearly equivalent to that of the last thirty years. A sobering but urgent and engaging book, its history, A Farewell to Ice shows us ice's role on our planet, and the true dimensions of the current global crisis, offering readers concrete advice about what they can do, and what must be done.
The collapse of summer ice in the Artic will release large amounts of methane currently trapped by offshore permafrost. There is now the probability that within a few years the North Pole will be ice-free for the first time in 10, 000 years, entering what some call the "Artic death spiral. As sea ice, continues to melt, as well as land ice on Greenland and Antarctica, the rise in sea levels will devastate coastal communities across the world.
Following the hottest summer on record, sea ice in September 2016 was the thinnest in recorded history. His conclusions are stark: the ice caps are melting. Based on five decades of research and observation, a haunting and unsparing look at the melting ice caps, and what their disappearance will mean. Peter wadhams has been studying ice first-hand since 1970, completing 50 trips to the world's poles and observing for himself the changes over the course of nearly five decades.
The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming
He avoids the ‘eerily banal language of climatology’ in favor of lush, rolling prose. Jennifer szalai, the new york times“The book has potential to be this generation’s Silent Spring. The washington post“the uninhabitable Earth, which has become a best seller, taps into the underlying emotion of the day: fear.
. Wilson literary science writing award“the uninhabitable Earth is the most terrifying book I have ever read. 1 new york times bestseller • “the uninhabitable earth hits you like a comet, with an overflow of insanely lyrical prose about our pending Armageddon. Andrew solomon, much worse, author of the noonday demonnamed one of the best books of the year by the new yorker • the new york times book review • time • npr • the economist • The Paris Review • Toronto Star • GQ • The Times Literary Supplement • The New York Public Library • Kirkus ReviewsIt is worse, than you think.
For just as the world was brought to the brink of catastrophe within the span of a lifetime, the responsibility to avoid it now belongs to a single generation—today’s. Longlisted for the pen/e. O. You should be, too. The economist“Potent and evocative.
Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?
But the danger is broader than that: even as climate change shrinks the space where our civilization can exist, new technologies like artificial intelligence and robotics threaten to bleach away the variety of human experience. Falter tells the story of these converging trends and of the ideological fervor that keeps us from bringing them under control.
. Thirty years ago Bill McKibben offered one of the earliest warnings about climate change. And then, drawing on McKibben’s experience in building 350 Org, the first truly global citizens movement to combat climate change, it offers some possible ways out of the trap. Now he broadens the warning: the entire human game, he suggests, has begun to play itself out.
Bill mckibben’s groundbreaking book the end of Nature -- issued in dozens of languages and long regarded as a classic -- was the first book to alert us to global warming. We’re at a bleak moment in human history -- and we’ll either confront that bleakness or watch the civilization our forebears built slip away.
Falter is a powerful and sobering call to arms, to save not only our planet but also our humanity.
Losing Earth: A Recent History
Over the next decade, and strategists, risked their careers in a desperate, politicians, a handful of scientists, led by two unlikely heroes, escalating campaign to convince the world to act before it was too late. Like john hersey’s hiroshima and jonathan schell’s the fate of the Earth, Losing Earth is the rarest of achievements: a riveting work of dramatic history that articulates a moral framework for understanding how we got here, and how we must go forward.
In its emphasis on the lives of the people who grappled with the great existential threat of our age, it made vivid the moral dimensions of our shared plight. Now expanded into book form, Losing Earth tells the human story of climate change in even richer, more intimate terms. The book carries the story into the present day, wrestling with the long shadow of our past failures and asking crucial questions about how we make sense of our past, our future, and ourselves.
Losing earth is their story, and ours. The new york times magazine devoted an entire issue to Nathaniel Rich’s groundbreaking chronicle of that decade, editorials, which became an instant journalistic phenomenon—the subject of news coverage, and conversations all over the world. By 1979, we knew nearly everything we understand today about climate change—including how to stop it.
. It reveals, in previously unreported detail, the birth of climate denialism and the genesis of the fossil fuel industry’s coordinated effort to thwart climate policy through misinformation propaganda and political influence.
On Fire: The Burning Case for a Green New Deal
In lucid, indispensable essays for a wide public: prescient advisories and dire warnings of what future awaits us if we refuse to act, elegant dispatches from the frontlines of contemporary natural disaster, she pens surging, as well as hopeful glimpses of a far better future.1 international and new york times bestselling author naomi Klein, author of The Shock Doctrine and This Changes Everything, makes the case for a Green New Deal—explaining how bold climate action can be a blueprint for a just and thriving society.
For more than twenty years, naomi klein has been the foremost chronicler of the economic war waged on both people and planet—and an unapologetic champion of a sweeping environmental agenda with justice at its center. On fire: the burning case for a green new deal gathers for the first time more than a decade of her impassioned writing, and pairs it with new material on the staggeringly high stakes of our immediate political and economic choices.
An expansive, far-ranging exploration that sees the battle for a greener world as indistinguishable from the fight for our lives, On Fire captures the burning urgency of the climate crisis, as well as the fiery energy of a rising political movement demanding a catalytic Green New Deal. With reports spanning from the ghostly great barrier reef, to a vatican attempting an unprecedented “ecological conversion, to the annual smoke-choked skies of the Pacific Northwest, to post-hurricane Puerto Rico, ” Klein makes the case that we will rise to the existential challenge of climate change only if we are willing to transform the systems that produced this crisis.
These long-form essays show klein at her most prophetic and philosophical, investigating the climate crisis not only as a profound political challenge but as a spiritual and imaginative one, as well. Delving into topics ranging from the clash between ecological time and our culture of “perpetual now, ” to the soaring history of humans changing and evolving rapidly in the face of grave threats, to rising white supremacy and fortressed borders as a form of “climate barbarism, ” this is a rousing call to action for a planet on the brink.
and what lies beyond - This Civilisation is Finished: Conversations on the end of Empire
The reckless combustion of fossil fuels means that Earth’s climate is changing disastrously, in ways that cannot be resolved by piecemeal reform or technological innovation. How can humanity mindfully navigate the inevitable descent ahead? Two critical thinkers here remove the rose-tinted glasses of much social and environmental commentary.
With unremitting realism and yet defiant positivity, they engage each other in uncomfortable conversations about the end of Empire and what lies beyond. . Unless humanity does something beautiful and unprecedented, the ending of industrial civilisation will take the form of collapse, which could mean a harrowing die-off of billions of people.
This book is for those ready to accept the full gravity of the human predicament – and to consider what in the world is to be done. Sooner rather than later this global capitalist system will come to an end, destroyed by its own ecological contradictions. Industrial civilisation has no future. It requires limitless economic growth on a finite planet.
Learning to Die in the Anthropocene: Reflections on the End of a Civilization City Lights Open Media
Conflict, famine, plagues, and riots menace from every quarter. Our greatest enemy, it turns out, is ourselves. Rising seas, and extreme weather imperil global infrastructure, crops, spiking temperatures, and water supplies. From war-stricken baghdad to the melting Arctic, human-caused climate change poses a danger not only to political and economic stability, but to civilization itself.
The economical way it does so, with such clarity, sets the book apart from most others on the subject. Jeff vandermeer, author of the southern reach trilogy"roy Scranton lucidly articulates the depth of the climate crisis with an honesty that is all too rare, then calls for a reimagined humanism that will help us meet our stormy future with as much decency as we can muster.
The warmer, wetter, more chaotic world we now live in--the Anthropocene--demands a radical new vision of human life. In this bracing response to climate change, the latest findings of earth scientists, millennia of geological history, reportage, Roy Scranton combines memoir, a historic UN summit, philosophy, taking readers on a journey through street protests, and Zen wisdom to explore what it means to be human in a rapidly evolving world, and the persistent vitality of ancient literature.
Then he watched as new calamities struck america, heralding a threat far more dangerous than ISIS or Al Qaeda: Hurricane Katrina, Superstorm Sandy, megadrought--the shock and awe of global warming. Our world is changing. In learning to die in the anthropocene, Roy Scranton draws on his experiences in Iraq to confront the grim realities of climate change.
It's a powerful, useful, and ultimately hopeful book that more than any other I've read has the ability to change people's minds and create change.
This Is Not A Drill: An Extinction Rebellion Handbook
This is our last chance to do anything about the global climate and ecological emergency. And we need to rebel. Extinction rebellion is a global activist movement of ordinary people, demanding action from Governments. Now or never, we need to be radical. We need to rise up. This is a book of truth and action. It has facts to arm you, pages to fill in and pages to rip out, stories to empower you, alongside instructions on how to rebel - from organising a roadblock to facing arrest.
Now you can become part of the movement - and together, we can make history. It's time. Act now before it's too late. Extinction rebellion are inspiring a whole generation to take action on climate breakdown. By the time you finish this book you will have become an Extinction Rebellion activist. Our last chance to save the world as we know it.
The Ice at the End of the World: An Epic Journey into Greenland's Buried Past and Our Perilous Future
A riveting, urgent account of the explorers and scientists racing to understand the rapidly melting ice sheet in Greenland, a dramatic harbinger of climate change“Jon Gertner takes readers to spots few journalists or even explorers have visited. Their aim was to pull up ice cores that could reveal the deepest mysteries of earth’s past, going back hundreds of thousands of years.
For the last 150 years, explorers and scientists have sought to understand Greenland—at first hoping that it would serve as a gateway to the North Pole, and later coming to realize that it contained essential information about our climate. The result is a gripping and important book. Elizabeth kolbert, pulitzer prize–winning author of the sixth extinctionnamed one of the best books of the year by the Washington Post • The Christian Science Monitor • Library Journal Greenland: a remote, mysterious island five times the size of California but with a population of just 56, 000.
It reflects the present. More urgently, it tells us where we’re headed. Yet their efforts eventually gave way to scientists who built lonely encampments out on the ice and began drilling—one mile, two miles down. The ice sheet that covers it is 700 miles wide and 1, 500 miles long, and is composed of nearly three quadrillion tons of ice.
The history of greenland’s ice begins with the explorers who arrived here at the turn of the twentieth century—first on foot, then on skis, then on crude, motorized sleds—and embarked on grueling expeditions that took as long as a year and often ended in frostbitten tragedy. In the ice at the end of the world, jon Gertner explains how Greenland has evolved from one of earth’s last frontiers to its largest scientific laboratory.
Climate--A New Story
With an entire chapter unpacking the climate change denier’s point of view, he advocates for expanding our exclusive focus on carbon emissions to see the broader picture beyond our short-sighted and incomplete approach. This refocusing away from impending catastrophe and our inevitable doom cultivates meaningful emotional and psychological connections and provides real, actionable steps to caring for the earth.
. After all, the wild animals they observed, the ocean they visited, they’re likely to point to the river they played in, when you ask someone why they first became an environmentalist, or the trees they climbed when they were a kid. Flipping the script on climate change, eisenstein makes a case for a wholesale reimagining of the framing, tactics, and goals we employ in our journey to heal from ecological destruction With research and insight, Charles Eisenstein details how the quantification of the natural world leads to a lack of integration and our “fight” mentality.
Freeing ourselves from a war mentality and seeing the bigger picture of how everything from prison reform to saving the whales can contribute to our planetary ecological health, we resist reflexive postures of solution and blame and reach toward the deep place where commitment lives. The rivers, and creatures of the natural and material world are sacred and valuable in their own right, forests, not simply for carbon credits or preventing the extinction of one species versus another.