The story of more : how we got to climate change and where to go from here / Hope Jahren
- Jahren, Hope
- Additional Titles:
- How we got to climate change and where to go from here
- New York : Vintage Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, 2020.
- Copyright Date:
- Physical Description:
- 208 pages ; 21 cm
- Part one. Life -- Our story begins -- Who we are -- How we are -- Where we are -- Part two. Food -- Growing grain -- Raising meat -- Finding fish -- Making sugar -- Throwing it all away -- Part three. Energy -- Keeping the lights on -- Moving around -- The plants we burn -- The wheels we turn -- Part four. Earth -- Altered air -- Warming weather -- Melting ice -- Rising waters -- The big good-bye -- Another page -- Appendix: The story of less -- The action you take -- The difference you make -- An environmental catechism -- Sources and suggested reading.
- The author uses several the key inventions--from electric power to large-scale farming and automobiles--to illustrate that the science improves human life, but also releases untenable amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. The author 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.
"Hope Jahren is an award-winning scientist, 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"--Provided by publisher.
- 9780735275119 (softcover)
9780525563389 (trade paperback)
0525563385 (trade paperback)
- "A Vintage books original"--Title page verso.
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references.
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