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"Read it, please. Straight through to the end. Whatever else you were planning to do next, nothing could be more important." —Barbara Kingsolver

Twenty years ago, with The End of Nature, Bill McKibben offered one of the earliest warnings about global warming. 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. Our old familiar globe is suddenly melting, drying, acidifying, flooding, and burning in ways that no human has ever seen. We've created, in very short order, a new planet, still recognizable but fundamentally different. We may as well call it Eaarth.

That new planet is filled with new binds and traps. 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. But the endless economic growth that could underwrite such largesse depends on the stable planet we've managed to damage and degrade. We can't rely on old habits any longer.

Our hope depends, McKibben argues, on scaling back—on building the kind of societies and economies that can hunker down, concentrate on essentials, and create the type of community (in the neighborhood, but also on the Internet) that will allow us to weather trouble on an unprecedented scale. Change—fundamental change—is our best hope on a planet suddenly and violently out of balance. 

Synopsis:

Twenty years ago, McKibben offered one of the earliest warnings about global warming. Those warnings went mostly unheeded; now, he insists, people need to acknowledge that they've waited too long, and that massive change is not only unavoidable but already under way.

Synopsis:

Twenty years ago, in The End of Nature, McKibben warned about global warming. Now, he argues change is needed to address a planet out of balance. 

About the Author

Bill McKibben is the author of Eaarth, The End of Nature, Deep Economy, Enough, Fight Global Warming Now, The Bill McKibben Reader, and numerous other books. He is the founder of the environmental organizations Step It Up and 350.org, and was among the first to warn of the dangers of global warming. He is a scholar in residence at Middlebury College and lives in Vermont with his wife, the writer Sue Halpern, and their daughter. Visit Bill McKibben's website at www.BillMcKibben.com.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781427209498
Subtitle:
Making a Life on a Tough New Planet
Publisher:
Macmillan Audio
Read by:
Wyman, Oliver
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Grupper, Adam
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Wyman, Oliver
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Wyman, Oliver
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McKibben, Bill
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Grupper, Adam
Subject:
Environmental Science
Subject:
Human Geography
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Subject:
Sustainable living
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection
Subject:
Audiobooks
Subject:
Climatic changes
Subject:
Environmental Studies-Environment
Edition Description:
Unabridged
Publication Date:
20100413
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
7 CDs, 9 hrs
Dimensions:
6.09 x 6.43 x 0.855 in
Media Run Time:
540

Related Subjects

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Audio Books » World Affairs
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Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » General

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"Synopsis" by , Twenty years ago, McKibben offered one of the earliest warnings about global warming. Those warnings went mostly unheeded; now, he insists, people need to acknowledge that they've waited too long, and that massive change is not only unavoidable but already under way.
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Twenty years ago, in The End of Nature, McKibben warned about global warming. Now, he argues change is needed to address a planet out of balance. 
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