In this section, we provide a listing of books read, reviewed and recommended by Sustainable Rossmoor members. This may not be a These may be available from the Contra Costa Library or maybe you can borrow a copy from the reviewer.
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This short book review was prepared by Dave Casey, Secretary of Sustainable Rossmoor and Chair of the Planet Friendly EatingTeam. Written May 25, 2020.
Dave says, ” Hope Jahren is the author of one of my favorite books Lab Girls. Her new book The Story of More addresses reviews the link between human behaviors and climate change and I consider it essential reading. ”
Hope Jahren is an award-winning scientist who has been pursuing independent research in paleobiology since 1996. Recognized by Time magazine in 2016 as one of the 100 most influential people in the world, she is the recipient of three Fulbright Awards. Her writing is very accessible.
Find out more information at www.thestoryofmore.com.
This short book review was prepared by Amanda Casey, Treasurer of Sustainable Rossmoor. Written May 20, 2020.
Amanda says, “This was the book that really got me to face my fear and anger surrounding climate change and move from freeze to fight mode. I added Climate Activist to my Linked In profile after reading the first free chapter. I bought 10 copies for friends and families. For the first time, I have engaged in real climate conversations with my family. ”
Margaret Klein Salamon, PhD, is a clinical psychologist turned climate warrior whose work faces the deeply frightening, painful truths of climate change and transform their despair into effective action. She has a BA in social anthropology from Harvard and a PhD in clinical psychology from Adelphi University.
Margaret co-founded the Climate Mobilization and and Climate Mobilization Project. These organizations have led a campaign that has sparked thousands of Climate Emergency Declarations by governments around the world and played a key role in bringing the framing of WWII-scale mobilization into U.S. Politics.
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This book was reviewed by Adrian Byram, Chair of the Renewable Energy Committee, in the May 13, 2020 edition of the Rossmoor News.
From the book jacket.
Climate change: it is arguably the most urgent and consequential issue humankind has ever faced. How we address it in the next 30 years will determine the kind of world we will live in and will bequeath to our children and to theirs.
In The Future We Choose, Christiana Figueres and Tom Rivett-Carnac – who led negotiations for the United Nations during the historic Paris Agreement of 2015,- have written a cautionary but hopeful book about the world’s changing climate and its impact on the fate of humanity.
The authors are the co-founders of Global Optimism, an organization focused on bringing about environmental and social change. Christiana Figueres is frequently quoted in climate change news feeds.