“A must-read if we’re serious about enacting positive change from the ground up, in communities, and through human connections and human emotions.” —Margaret Atwood, Twitter
“An optimistic view on why collective action is still possible—and how it can be realized.” —The New York Times
A Brief Foreword by Niagara At Large reporter and publisher Doug Draper
Posted September 29th, 2021 on Niagara At Large
If you have been watching the news this past number, you must have seen the almost daily reports on devastating wildfires, droughts, floods, wind storms and mudslides ravaging communities and wilderness areas in Canada and around the world.
What used to be 50 or 100 year climate-related catastrophes like this are now occurring almost daily now – just as climate scientists have been warning now for more than 50 years.
There is no longer any time to waste, and we have no further time for the laggards in government and industry when it comes to addressing a climate crisis that is bad now and that could ruin our childrens’ future.
The following new book by renown climate scientist Katherine Hayhoe is, as equally renown Canadian author Margaret Atwood says, is a must read.
Please check it out and continue to do whatever you can to put pressure on our political leaders to take immediate action on this most serious environmental challenge we face in the 21st century.
Doug Draper, Niagara At Large
United Nations Champion of the Earth, climate scientist, and evangelical Christian Katharine Hayhoe changes the debate on how we can save our future.
A Write-Up About The Book ‘Saving Us – A Climate Scientist’s Hope and Healing in a Divided World’‘
Called “one of the nation’s most effective communicators on climate change” by The New York Times, Katharine Hayhoe knows how to navigate all sides of the conversation on our changing planet.
A Canadian climate scientist living in Texas, she negotiates distrust of data, indifference to imminent threats, and resistance to proposed solutions with ease. Over the past fifteen years Hayhoe has found that the most important thing we can do to address climate change is talk about it—and she wants to teach you how.
In Saving Us, Hayhoe argues that when it comes to changing hearts and minds, facts are only one part of the equation. We need to find shared values in order to connect our unique identities to collective action. This is not another doomsday narrative about a planet on fire. It is a multilayered look at science, faith, and human psychology, from an icon in her field—recently named chief scientist at The Nature Conservancy.
Drawing on interdisciplinary research and personal stories, Hayhoe shows that small conversations can have astonishing results. Saving Us leaves us with the tools to open a dialogue with your loved ones about how we all can play a role in pushing forward for change.
To listen to a recent CBC Radio interview with Kathering Hayhow, click on – https://www.cbc.ca/radio/thecurrent/the-current-for-sept-23-2021-1.6186513/talking-about-climate-change-requires-honesty-and-connection-not-just-arguing-says-author-1.6174126
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