Climate--A New Story

Climate--A New Story

Description

Flipping the script on climate change, Eisenstein makes a case for a wholesale reimagining of the framing, tactics, and goals we employ in our journey to heal from ecological destruction With research and insight, Charles Eisenstein details how the quantification of the natural world leads to a lack of integration and our "fight" mentality. With an entire chapter unpacking the climate change denier's point of view, he advocates for expanding our exclusive focus on carbon emissions to see the broader picture beyond our short-sighted and incomplete approach. The rivers, forests, and creatures of the natural and material world are sacred and valuable in their own right, not simply for carbon credits or preventing the extinction of one species versus another. After all, when you ask someone why they first became an environmentalist, they're likely to point to the river they played in, the ocean they visited, the wild animals they observed, or the trees they climbed when they were a kid. This refocusing away from impending catastrophe and our inevitable doom cultivates meaningful emotional and psychological connections and provides real, actionable steps to caring for the earth. Freeing ourselves from a war mentality and seeing the bigger picture of how everything from prison reform to saving the whales can contribute to our planetary ecological health, we resist reflexive postures of solution and blame and reach toward the deep place where commitment lives.

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Details

Author(s)
Charles Eisenstein
Format
Paperback | 352 pages
Dimensions
152 x 229 x 20.32mm | 498.95g
Publication date
18 Sep 2018
Publisher
North Atlantic Books,U.S.
Publication City/Country
Berkeley, CA, United States
Language
English
Illustrations note
10 Black and white line drawings
ISBN10
1623172489
ISBN13
9781623172480
Bestsellers rank
42,699