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Eco-Action Book Chat
October 20, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until November 17, 2020
Join our leisurely 5-week virtual discussion of the just-released book, “The Story of More: How We Got to Climate Change and Where to Go from Here,” by Hope Jahren., on Tuesdays, from 1 to 2 p.m.
Discussion dates are– October 13 (Part One: Life), October 20 (Part Two: Food), October 27 (Part Three: Energy), and November 10 (Part Four: Earth), and November 17 (Appendix: The Story of Less), skipping November 3, Election Day.
“Hope Jahren is an award-winning scientist, a brilliant writer, a passionate teacher, and one of the seven billion people with whom we share this earth. In The Story of More, she illuminates the link between human habits and our imperiled planet. In concise, highly readable chapters she takes us through the science behind the key inventions—from electric power to large-scale farming to automobiles—that, even as they help us, release greenhouse gases into the atmosphere like never before. She explains the current and projected consequences of global warming—from superstorms to rising sea levels—and the actions that we all can take to fight back. At once an explainer on the mechanisms of global change and a lively, personal narrative given to us by Jahren’s inimitable voice, The Story of More is the essential pocket primer on climate change that will leave an indelible impact on everyone who reads it.” (From the back cover of the book.)
WMEAC’s Lakeshore Outreach Organizer Tanya Cabala is facilitating this discussion and will provide questions for each session via email, on a weekly basis. Please provide your name and email address to her at email@example.com to get on the distribution list.
Participants are encouraged to purchase the book from the co-sponsoring independent bookstores, Book Nook & Java Shop in Montague, or Books and Mortar in Grand Rapids.