Synopses & Reviews
Hope Jahren is an award-winning scientist, a brilliant writer, a passionate teacher, and one of the seven billion people with whom we share this earth. In The Story of More, she illuminates the link between human habits and our imperiled planet. In concise, highly readable chapters, she takes us through the science behind the key inventions — from electric power to large-scale farming to automobiles — that, even as they help us, release greenhouse gases into the atmosphere like never before. She explains the current and projected consequences of global warming — from superstorms to rising sea levels — and the actions that we all can take to fight back. At once an explainer on the mechanisms of global change and a lively, personal narrative given to us in Jahren's inimitable voice, The Story of More is the essential pocket primer on climate change that will leave an indelible impact on everyone who reads it.
"[Jahren] doesn't use scare tactics or shrill
warnings....She clearly shows how the amount of waste created by the
privileged could provide plenty for those less privileged."
"Hope Jahren asks the central question of our time: how can we learn to live on a finite planet?
The Story of More is thoughtful, informative, and — above all — essential."
Elizabeth Kolbert, author of The Sixth Extinction
"Hope Jahren is an awesome writer and scientist. Her new book,
The Story of More, is captivating and compelling. She urges
readers to be courageous dealing with global environmental changes and
human population growth." Dudley Herschbach, Nobel Prize-winning chemist
About the Author
Hope Jahren is an award-winning scientist who has been pursuing independent research in paleobiology since 1996. Recognized by
Time in 2016 as one of the 100 most influential people in the
world, she is the recipient of three Fulbright Awards and served as a
tenured professor at the University of Hawaii in Honolulu from 2008 to
2016, where she built the isotope geobiology laboratories. She currently
holds the J. Tuzo Wilson professorship at the University of Oslo,