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Eco-Action Book Chat – virtual
October 19, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until October 26, 2021
Join our 4-week virtual discussion of, “The New Climate War: The Fight to Take Back the Planet” by Michael E. Mann on Tuesdays, from 1 to 2 p.m.
Discussion dates are—October 5 (Introduction, Chapters 1, 2 and 3 ), October 12 (Chapters 4 and 5 ), October 19 (Chapters 5, 6 and 7 ) and October 26 (Chapters 8 and 9 ).
“In The New Climate War, Michael E. Mann argues that all is not lost. He draws the battle lines between the people and the polluters-fossil fuel companies, right-wing plutocrats, and petrostates. And he outlines a plan for forcing our governments and corporations to wake up and make real change, including: a common-sense, attainable approach to carbon pricing- and a revision of the well-intentioned but flawed currently proposed version of the Green New Deal; allowing renewable energy to compete fairly against fossil fuels; debunking the false narratives and arguments that have worked their way into the climate debate and driven a wedge between even those who support climate change solutions.
This societal tipping point won’t happen without the active participation of citizens everywhere aiding in the collective push forward. This book will reach, inform, and enable us to join this battle for our planet.” (Description from the book cover.)
Michael E. Mann, a renowned climate scientist and contributor to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change reports, is Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science at Penn State, with joint appointments in the Department of Geosciences and the Earth and Environmental Systems Institute and author of numerous books on climate change.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.