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TEXT Ò The Story of More How We Got to Climate Change and Where to Go from Here Ò Hope Jahren From the bestselling author of Lab Girl comes a slim urgent missive on the defining issue of our time here is Hope Jahren on climate change our timeless pursuit of and how the same human ambition that got us here can also be our salvation 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 ext Words cannot describe how much I love Hope Jahren Check out my full review on Booktube

TEXT The Story of More How We Got to Climate Change and Where to Go from Here

PDF Ã BOOK The Story of More How We Got to Climate Change and Where to Go from Here á From the bestselling author of Lab Girl comes a slim urgent missive on the defining issue of our time here is Hope Jahren on climate change our timeless pursuit of and how the same human ambition that got us here Inction 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 uickly 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 atmos I adored Lab Girl and it is the reason I read this book I sadly wish I had not read it as this did not live up to that wonderful book First this was a very simplified view of the history of development and industrialization in the world with a focus on the US This is a tiny book and the ground the author tried to cover plus amusing anecdotes lead to generalizations to the point of oversimplifications It also assumed zero background knowledge so space was spent defining DNA and the word tummy was used for stomach which is just infantilizing outside of a children’s book Finally and this is my soap box this would be a three star book had it used footnotes Yes it had a list of general sources at the back but saying some statistics came from the World Health Organization WHO and some from Vanity Fair gives me no ability to judge the uality of the work and research Second especially when discussing research that people have spent most of their lives on this work it needs to be cited It is unethical to do otherwise I will continue to hold this belief on all popular science books that without footnotes there is no ability to judge the uality of the sources and it fails to give credit to the hard work that went into the research that is being used for the book

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The Story of More How We Got to Climate Change and Where to Go from HerePhere She explains the current and projected conseuences 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 i I had the great privilege of reading The Story of More by Hope Jahren over the same course of days as reading We are the Weather by Jonathan Safran Foer and finishing them both on the 50th anniversary of Earth Day which also would have been my mother's 81st birthday had she not dropped dead of a heart attack in 2009 I actually stopped reading the Foer book to read the Jahren book because I was frustrated with the tone and the focus in the former I had a good few days where I switched back and forth marveling at the messages similar versus the rhetorical approaches different Jahren 50 and Foer 43 both draw upon their connections to the places that shaped them While Jahren focuses on her small agricultural town in Austin Minnesota Foer focuses on the life of his grandmother a Holocaust survivor born in Poland Both personal histories lend extraordinary weight to the arguments in each book For me the deal breaking difference came in voice and tone—Jahren’s message calls for large scale solutions that embody empathy innovation education and the redistribution of wealth and resources Foer’s book is of a collection of personal essays about his personal struggle with making small choices that could make tiny notches in the fight against climate change For example Foer obsesses over his desire to eat hamburgers Solipsistic much And isn’t solipsism a germ of the bigger problem My mother held degrees in Political Science and International Relations from Stanford class of 1961 and became a leader in the Communist Party USA during the 1990’s The distribution of wealth was a value she held close and I believe she would have embraced Jahren’s notion that the pursuit of “” has endangered not only our health and our ecosystems but our political and economic lives as well I’m thinking a lot about what Earth Day means especially on this 50th anniversary and especially in this age when Donald Trump who is the very embodiment of solipsism has taken so many steps to eradicate environmental protections—which obviously include public health protections I cannot overstate the impact of reading both of these books during the heart of the COVID 19 pandemic when farmers in the United States are plowing crops under while over 800 million people are starving; when citizens are ignoring stay at home orders and attending protests with signs that read “Give me liberty or give me COVID 19” and “Socialism Distancing”; when Trump’s base continues to make choices based on the economy and not humanity Both of these books are excellent and important reads I imagine I have 3 decades on this earth and I am truly not sure that it will be habitable within that timeframe Is it wrong for me to look at how we have all changed our behavior due to this pandemic and wonder if it isn’t the only thing impactful enough to cause a paradigm shift Will it can it could it be enough