It’s warming. It’s us. We’re sure. It’s bad. But we can fix it.
Product Code: 8474
ISBN: 9780593328170
Format: Paperback / softback
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Pages: 336
Published Date: 03/23/2021
Availability:In stock
Price: $18.00

After speaking to the international public for close to fifteen years about sustainability, climate scientist Dr. Nicholas realized that concerned people were getting the wrong message about the climate crisis. Yes, companies and governments are hugely responsible for the mess we’re in. But individuals CAN effect real, significant, and lasting change to solve this problem. Nicholas explores finding purpose in a warming world, combining her scientific expertise and her lived, personal experience in a way that seems fresh and deeply urgent: Agonizing over the climate costs of visiting loved ones overseas, how to find low-carbon love on Tinder, and even exploring her complicated family legacy involving supermarket turkeys.

In her astonishing book Under the Sky We Make, Nicholas does for climate science what Michael Pollan did more than a decade ago for the food on our plate: offering a hopeful, clear-eyed, and somehow also hilarious guide to effecting real change, starting in our own lives. Saving ourselves from climate apocalypse will require radical shifts within each of us, to effect real change in our society and culture. But it can be done. It requires, Dr. Nicholas argues, belief in our own agency and value, alongside a deep understanding that no one will ever hand us power–we’re going to have to seize it for ourselves.

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Introduction: Science Won’t Save Us
Part I: It’s Warming. It’s Us
Chapter 1: Carbon Is Forever
Chapter 2: We’re the Asteroid
Chapter 3: Uprooting Exploitation, Sowing Regeneration
Part II: We’re Sure. It’s Bad.
Chapter 4: Sink into Your Grief
Chapter 5: Making Meaning in a Warming World
Chapter 6: Face Your Fears
Chapter 7: Get Angry
Part III: We Can Fix It.
Chapter 8: Climate Change Isn’t Fair
Chapter 9: Slowing Down and Staying Grounded
Chapter 10: Food Shouldn’t Come from a Factory
Chapter 11: Values and Costs
Chapter 12: The Personal Is Political
Chapter 13: Being a Good Ancestor
Conclusion: Under the Sky We Make

“The move from exploitation to regeneration is indeed critical if we are going to have a chance in the global warming fight–and since this decade is critical, this book comes at the right moment!” - Bill McKibben, author Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?

“As the world faces more and more strange weather brought about by climate change, we’ll all be forced to confront its impact on our lives. Thankfully, Kimberly Nicholas’ Under the Sky We Make is here to show all of us how we can save the world, just by making meaningful changes in our own lives.” - Bustle

“This compelling book about climate change really packs a punch, because climate scientist Nicholas relentlessly brings things down to the personal level….Libraries wondering if they really need another title on climate change should rest reassured; this is a realistic, accessible, and clarion call for change…Students will enjoy Nicholas’s wry observations and appreciate her approachable insights as well as her “key take-aways” from every chapter.” —Booklist (starred)

“Lund University climate scientist Nicholas delivers a user-friendly survey of the current state of the knowledge on climate change…Readers looking to save the world - and humanity - should take an interest in this harm-reducing program.” - Kirkus

“In these pages, Dr. Kimberly Nicholas takes us by the hand to explore our most important questions about the climate crisis: “What’s happening? What next?” And - most importantly - ‘how do I leverage my power to help make things better for everyone, for generations to come?’ Educational and galvanizing, this book is part memoir, part exposé, part warm conversation with a friend–and it is a soul-stirring call to action.” - Dr. Lucy Kalanithi, Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, Stanford University

“A beautiful book - wise, painful, transformative - about all that we might still save. Reading it forced me to dig deep within myself, to try to find answers to what I cared about most, what I believed. ” - Jayson Greene, author of Once More We Saw Stars

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