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I Want a Better Catastrophe: Navigating the Climate Crisis with Grief, Hope, and Gallows Humor

I Want a Better Catastrophe: Navigating the Climate Crisis with Grief, Hope, and Gallows Humor

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Author(s)/Editor(s): Boyd, Andrew - -

Binding: QUALITY PAPERBACK BOOKS
YearMonthDay of Publication: 20230214
Standardized Book Category: Global Warming & Climate Change
Language: English
Page Count: 00416

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An existential manual for tragic optimists, can-do pessimists, and compassionate doomers

WITH GLOBAL WARMING projected to rocket past the 1.5 C limit, lifelong activist Andrew Boyd is thrown into a crisis of hope, and off on a quest to learn how to live with the "impossible news" of our climate doom.

He searches out eight leading climate thinkers -- from collapse-psychologist Jamey Hecht to grassroots strategist adrienne maree brown, eco-philosopher Joanna Macy, and Indigenous botanist Robin Wall Kimmerer -- asking them: "Is it really the end of the world? and if so, now what?"

With gallows humor and a broken heart, Boyd steers readers through their climate angst as he walks his own. From storm-battered coastlines to pipeline blockades and "hopelessness workshops," he maps out our existential options, and tackles some familiar dilemmas: "Should I bring kids into such a world?" "Can I lose hope when others can't afford to?" and "Why the fuck am I recycling?"

He finds answers that will surprise, inspire, and maybe even make you laugh in this insightful and irreverent guide for achieving a "better catastrophe."

AWARDS

  • BRONZE 2023 Living Now Book Awards: Social Activism / Charity

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