Oil and Honey: The Education of an Unlikely Activist

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Times Books #ad - With empathy and passion he makes the case for a renewed commitment on both levels of the fight to stop global warming, telling the story of raising one year's honey crop and building a social movement that's still cresting. Some of those would come at the local level, where McKibben joins forces with a Vermont beekeeper raising his hives as part of the growing trend toward local food.

. Bestselling author and environmental activist bill mckibben recounts the personal and global story of the fight to build and preserve a sustainable planetBill McKibben is not a person you'd expect to find handcuffed and behind bars, but that's where he found himself in the summer of 2011 after leading the largest civil disobedience in thirty years, protesting the Keystone XL pipeline in front of the White House.

Oil and Honey: The Education of an Unlikely Activist #ad - With the arctic melting, the midwest in drought, and Irene scouring the Atlantic, McKibben recognized that action was needed if solutions were to be found. Other solutions would come from a much larger fight against the fossil-fuel industry as a whole. Oil and honey is mckibben's account of these two necessary and mutually reinforcing sides of the global climate fight—from the center of the maelstrom and from the growing hive of small-scale local answers to climate change.

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Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?

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Henry Holt and Co. #ad - 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. 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.

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. Falter tells the story of these converging trends and of the ideological fervor that keeps us from bringing them under control.

Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out? #ad - . 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.

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Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet

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Times Books #ad - Our old familiar globe is suddenly melting, flooding, drying, acidifying, and burning in ways that no human has ever seen. Straight through to the end. We may as well call it Eaarth. That new planet is filled with new binds and traps. But the endless economic growth that could underwrite such largesse depends on the stable planet we've managed to damage and degrade.

Whatever else you were planning to do next, nothing could be more important. Barbara kingsolvertwenty years ago, with The End of Nature, Bill McKibben offered one of the earliest warnings about global warming. We've created, a new planet, in very short order, still recognizable but fundamentally different.

Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet #ad - Change—fundamental change—is our best hope on a planet suddenly and violently out of balance. A changing world costs large sums to defend—think of the money that went to repair New Orleans, or the trillions it will take to transform our energy systems. We can't rely on old habits any longer. Our hope depends, and create the type of community in the neighborhood, concentrate on essentials, McKibben argues, on scaling back—on building the kind of societies and economies that can hunker down, but also on the Internet that will allow us to weather trouble on an unprecedented scale.

Read it, please. Those warnings went mostly unheeded; now, he insists, we need to acknowledge that we've waited too long, and that massive change is not only unavoidable but already under way.

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What Truth Sounds Like: Robert F. Kennedy, James Baldwin, and Our Unfinished Conversation About Race in America

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St. Martin's Press #ad - Kennedy walked away from the nearly three-hour meeting angry – that the black folk assembled didn’t understand politics, and that they weren’t as easy to talk to as Martin Luther King. It was smith’s relentless, unfiltered fury that set Kennedy on his heels, reducing him to sullen silence. There was more: every big argument about race that persists to this day got a hearing in that room.

What truth sounds like exists at the tense intersection of the conflict between politics and prophecy – of whether we embrace political resolution or moral redemption to fix our fractured racial landscape. An electrifying and traumatic encounter in the sixties crystallized these furious disputes. Baldwin brought along some friends, psychologist Kenneth Clark, including playwright Lorraine Hansberry, and a valiant activist, Jerome Smith.

What Truth Sounds Like: Robert F. Kennedy, James Baldwin, and Our Unfinished Conversation About Race in America #ad - The future of race and democracy hang in the balance. But especially that they were more interested in witness than policy. Kelley: “dyson masterfully refracts our present racial conflagration. His belief that black folk were ungrateful for the Kennedys’ efforts to make things better shows up in our day as the charge that black folk wallow in the politics of ingratitude and victimhood.

The immigrant experience, like that of Kennedy – versus the racial experience of Baldwin – is a cudgel to excoriate black folk for lacking hustle and ingenuity.

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I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban

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Little, Brown and Company #ad - At sixteen, she became a global symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest nominee ever for the Nobel Peace Prize. I am malala is the remarkable tale of a family uprooted by global terrorism, championed and encouraged his daughter to write and attend school, of a father who, of the fight for girls' education, himself a school owner, and of brave parents who have a fierce love for their daughter in a society that prizes sons.

I am malala will make you believe in the power of one person's voice to inspire change in the world. Malala yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education. On tuesday, when she was fifteen, 2012, October 9, she almost paid the ultimate price. A memoir by the youngest recipient of the nobel peace prize as seen on netflix with David Letterman"I come from a country that was created at midnight.

I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban #ad - She was shot in the head at point-blank range while riding the bus home from school, and few expected her to survive. Instead, malala's miraculous recovery has taken her on an extraordinary journey from a remote valley in northern Pakistan to the halls of the United Nations in New York. When i almost died it was just after midday.

When the taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, one girl spoke out.

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This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate

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Simon & Schuster #ad - And she demonstrates precisely why the market has not—and cannot—fix the climate crisis but will instead make things worse, with ever more extreme and ecologically damaging extraction methods, accompanied by rampant disaster capitalism. She exposes the ideological desperation of the climate-change deniers, the messianic delusions of the would-be geoengineers, and the tragic defeatism of too many mainstream green initiatives.

And she documents the inspiring movements that have already begun this process: communities that are not just refusing to be sites of further fossil fuel extraction but are building the next, regeneration-based economies right now. It’s an alarm that calls us to fix an economic system that is already failing us in many ways.

And for a very brief time, the nature of that change is still up to us. Nothing except that climate change changes everything. The status quo is no longer an option. Klein meticulously builds the case for how massively reducing our greenhouse emissions is our best chance to simultaneously reduce gaping inequalities, re-imagine our broken democracies, and rebuild our gutted local economies.

This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate #ad - Klein argues that the changes to our relationship with nature and one another that are required to respond to the climate crisis humanely should not be viewed as grim penance, but rather as a kind of gift—a catalyst to transform broken economic and cultural priorities and to heal long-festering historical wounds.

Can we pull off these changes in time? Nothing is certain.

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The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History

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Henry Holt and Co. #ad - One of the new york times book review's 10 best books of the yeara major book about the future of the world, blending intellectual and natural history and field reporting into a powerful account of the mass extinction unfolding before our eyes Over the last half a billion years, there have been five mass extinctions, when the diversity of life on earth suddenly and dramatically contracted.

. Scientists around the world are currently monitoring the sixth extinction, predicted to be the most devastating extinction event since the asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs. Through these stories, kolbert provides a moving account of the disappearances occurring all around us and traces the evolution of extinction as concept, from its first articulation by Georges Cuvier in revolutionary Paris up through the present day.

The sixth extinction is likely to be mankind's most lasting legacy; as Kolbert observes, it compels us to rethink the fundamental question of what it means to be human. She introduces us to a dozen species, staghorn coral, some already gone, others facing extinction, including the Panamian golden frog, the great auk, and the Sumatran rhino.

The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History #ad - This time around, the cataclysm is us. In the sixth extinction, accompanying many of them into the field: geologists who study deep ocean cores, botanists who follow the tree line as it climbs up the Andes, two-time winner of the National Magazine Award and New Yorker writer Elizabeth Kolbert draws on the work of scores of researchers in half a dozen disciplines, marine biologists who dive off the Great Barrier Reef.

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Silent Spring

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Mariner Books #ad - Rachel carson’s silent spring was first published in three serialized excerpts in the New Yorker in June of 1962. The book appeared in september of that year and the outcry that followed its publication forced the banning of DDT and spurred revolutionary changes in the laws affecting our air, land, and water.

Silent Spring #ad - It is without question one of the landmark books of the twentieth century.    . Carson’s passionate concern for the future of our planet reverberated powerfully throughout the world, and her eloquent book was instrumental in launching the environmental movement.

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The End of Nature

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Random House #ad - Mckibben writes of our earth's environmental cataclysm, addressing such core issues as the greenhouse effect, acid rain, and the depletion of the ozone layer. Mckibben's argument that the survival of the globe is dependent on a fundamental, philosophical shift in the way we relate to nature is more relevant than ever.

Reissued on the tenth anniversary of its publication, this classic work on our environmental crisis features a new introduction by the author, reviewing both the progress and ground lost in the fight to save the earth. This impassioned plea for radical and life-renewing change is today still considered a groundbreaking work in environmental studies.

The End of Nature #ad - His new introduction addresses some of the latest environmental issues that have risen during the 1990s. The book also includes an invaluable new appendix of facts and figures that surveys the progress of the environmental movement. More than simply a handbook for survival or a doomsday catalog of scientific prediction, this classic, activists, soulful lament on Nature is required reading for nature enthusiasts, and concerned citizens alike.

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Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming

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Penguin Books #ad - . One hundred techniques and practices are described here—some are well known; some you may have never heard of. The public is hungry for this kind of practical wisdom. David roberts,  vox“this is the ideal environmental sciences textbook—only it is too interesting and inspiring to be called a textbook.

Peter kareiva, director of the institute of the environment and Sustainability, UCLAIn the face of widespread fear and apathy, professionals, an international coalition of researchers, and scientists have come together to offer a set of realistic and bold solutions to climate change. New york times bestseller •the 100 most substantive solutions to reverse global warming, based on meticulous research by leading scientists and policymakers around the world“At this point in time, the Drawdown book is exactly what is needed; a credible, conservative solution-by-solution narrative that we can do it.

Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming #ad - These measures promise cascading benefits to human health, prosperity, security, and well-being—giving us every reason to see this planetary crisis as an opportunity to create a just and livable world. Reading it is an effective inoculation against the widespread perception of doom that humanity cannot and will not solve the climate crisis.

They range from clean energy to educating girls in lower-income countries to land use practices that pull carbon out of the air. Reported by-effects include increased determination and a sense of grounded hope. Per espen stoknes, author,  what we think about when we try not to Think About Global Warming “There’s been no real way for ordinary people to get an understanding of what they can do and what impact it can have.

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Storms of My Grandchildren: The Truth about the Coming Climate Catastrophe and Our Last Chance to Save Humanity

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Bloomsbury USA #ad - Hansen paints a devastating but all-too-realistic picture of what will happen in the near future, mere years and decades from now, if we follow the course we're on. Urgent, strong action is needed, and this book will be key in setting the agenda going forward to create a groundswell, a tipping point, to save humanity-and our grandchildren-from a dire fate more imminent than we had supposed.

This urgent manifesto bucks conventional wisdomincluding the Kyoto Protocol and is sure to stir controversy, but Hansen-whose climate predictions have come to pass again and again, beginning in the 1980s when he first warned Congress about global warming-is the single most credible voice on the subject worldwide.

But he is also an optimist, showing that there is still time to do what we need to save the planet. James hansen-the nation's leading scientist on climate issues-speaks out for the first time with the full truth about global warming: The planet is hurtling even more rapidly than previously acknowledged to a climatic point of no return.

Storms of My Grandchildren: The Truth about the Coming Climate Catastrophe and Our Last Chance to Save Humanity #ad - Although the threat of human-caused climate change is now widely recognized, politicians have failed to connect policy with the science, responding instead with ineffectual remedies dictated by special interests. In storms of My Grandchildren, Dr. Hansen shows why president obama's solution, which al gore has signed on to, cap-and-trade, won't work; why we must phase out all coal, and why 350 ppm of carbon dioxide is a goal we must achieve if our children and grandchildren are to avoid global meltdown and the storms of the book's title.

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