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Klimat: Russia in the Age of Climate Change by Thane Gustafson - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780674247437
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Published: Harvard University Press - October 27th, 2021

A really enlightening and fascinating read. Gustafson establishes for the reader the current situation, relevant historical considerations, and significant contributors to the future circumstances. All together we receive a knowledgeable and clear picture and are left to consider the broader implications of the thoughts and considerations shared here. ~ Reviewed by Arabella Peterson


Our Biggest Experiment: An Epic History of the Climate Crisis by Alice Bell - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781640094338
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Published: Counterpoint - September 21st, 2021

Academic in its tone and intent, this book is a fascinating look at climate change and the logic and reason that got us here. Working at the intersection of history and science, this book is thorough, clear-eyed, and well written. ~ Reviewed by Arabella Peterson


Pastoral Song: A Farmer's Journey by James Rebanks - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780063073272
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Published: Custom House - August 3rd, 2021

I cannot truly verbalize how important I think this book is. Not only is it poetic, and beautiful in it’s setting, but it explains how we got to where we are in our collective climate disaster, specifically through the past few generations of farmers. Not so long ago, our farmers were able to work with the land, and could care deeply about the wildlife they shared it with, common practices enabled them to thrive hand in hand. Then chemicals became commonly applied to the land and so began the vicious cycle of monocrop farming on a grand scale. What this led to, is the death of wildlife, the soil itself and the diversity of food crops, which brought everything to its knees. The genius of Rebank’s book is that it so beautifully describes how quickly we got here, and so, if the collective will is strong enough, how quickly we can return, to not only the idyll, but the way of life, not only for us, but our wildlife, and ultimately our planet. A must read for all! ~ Reviewed by Becky Doherty


Rescuing the Planet: Protecting Half the Land to Heal the Earth by Tony Hiss - Book Review

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By Tony Hiss, E. O. Wilson (Introduction by)
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ISBN: 9780525654810
Published: Knopf - March 30th, 2021

In bits and pieces, and in sweeping acts, movements are afoot to retain, restore, and reconnect the immense wilderness of our planet. Hiss makes the stakes clear, and through his world-wide travels, finds cause for optimism that Mother Earth may be saved. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


The Story of More: How We Got to Climate Change and Where to Go from Here by Hope Jahren - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780525563389
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Published: Vintage - March 3rd, 2020

This is the perfect book for anyone who wants a cleareyed, scientific and succinct review of evidence of climate change brought on by humanity since 1968. By choosing a specific date (Jarhen's birthdate) the author not only picks a critical date in social history but also in scientific history. Jarhen also makes the double edge note of not overwhelming the reader but also imparting a sense of immediacy but also of responsibility. Put it on your reading list next to Greta Thumberg's No One Is Too Small to Make A Difference. ~ Reviewed by Maeve Noonan


Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out? by Bill McKibben - Book Review

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Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out? By Bill McKibben Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250256850
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Published: Holt Paperbacks - January 21st, 2020

Unlike with sporting events, the “human game” has no clear end point, so in Falter, Bill McKibben positions the game’s environmental, economic, and political components as crises we currently face, at once a eulogy for and a plea that we all might play out this game as individual people and as members of the human community, and so every one of us can win. ~ Reviewed by Ray Marsocci


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