The story of more : how we got to climate change and where to go from here
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|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|Detroit Lakes Public Library||363.7387 JAH (Text)||33500013217195||New||Checked out||05/02/2020|
|Moorhead Public Library||363.7387 JAH (Text)||33500013217203||New||Checked out||05/02/2020|
- ISBN: 9780525563396
- ISBN: 0525563385
- ISBN: 9780525563389
- ISBN: 0735275114
- ISBN: 9780735275119
- Publisher: Toronto : Vintage Canada, 2020.
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|Summary, etc.:||"Hope Jahren is an award-winning geobiologist, a brilliant writer, and one of the seven billion people with whom we share this earth. The Story of More is her impassioned open letter to humanity as we stand at the crossroads of survival and extinction. Jahren celebrates the long history of our enterprising spirit--which has tamed wild crops, cured diseases, and sent us to the moon--but also shows how that spirit has created excesses that are quickly warming our planet to dangerous levels. In short, highly readable chapters, she takes us through the science behind the key inventions--from electric power to large-scale farming and automobiles--that, even as they help us, release untenable amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. She explains the current and projected consequences of greenhouse gases--from superstorms to rising sea levels--and shares the science-based tools that could help us fight back. At once an explainer on the mechanisms of warming and a capsule history of human development, The Story of More illuminates the link between our consumption habits and our endangered earth. It is the essential pocket primer on climate change that will leave an indelible impact on everyone who reads it."--|
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Issued also in electronic format.
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 March #1
Esteemed scientist Jahren follows her bestselling memoir, Lab Girl (2016), with a brief overview of human habits and inventions that led to the current climate crisis. In concise chapters patterned after a course she designed and taught on climate change, Jahren dips into such topics as population growth, agricultural methods, meat consumption, and humanity's overwhelming dependence (especially in the U.S.) on electricity. Peppering the text with pertinent statistics and pointing out the flaws in potential solutions, Jahren zips along at a devastating pace, making it clear that many bad choices have led us to the current planetary predicament. Occasionally sharing the sort of intimate insights that made her memoir such a hit, Jahren makes the point that climate change is personal for everyone. This is basically a lecture on broad and urgent scientific topics shaped into five-page chapters and addressing the causes of global warming, the rapidly escalating consequences, and what we can do to avert the worst. For readers who want a succinct and lucid primer on climate-change basics. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.
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, Norway.