Under the Sky We Make Under the Sky We Make

Under the Sky We Make

How to Be Human in a Warming World

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Publisher Description

** Los Angeles Times bestseller **

It's warming. It's us. We're sure. It's bad. But we can fix it.

After speaking to the international public for close to fifteen years about sustainability, climate scientist Dr. Nicholas realized that concerned people were getting the wrong message about the climate crisis. Yes, companies and governments are hugely responsible for the mess we're in. But individuals CAN effect real, significant, and lasting change to solve this problem. Nicholas explores finding purpose in a warming world, combining her scientific expertise and her lived, personal experience in a way that seems fresh and deeply urgent: Agonizing over the climate costs of visiting loved ones overseas, how to find low-carbon love on Tinder, and even exploring her complicated family legacy involving supermarket turkeys.

In her astonishing, bestselling book Under the Sky We Make, Nicholas does for climate science what Michael Pollan did more than a decade ago for the food on our plate: offering a hopeful, clear-eyed, and somehow also hilarious guide to effecting real change, starting in our own lives. Saving ourselves from climate apocalypse will require radical shifts within each of us, to effect real change in our society and culture. But it can be done. It requires, Dr. Nicholas argues, belief in our own agency and value, alongside a deep understanding that no one will ever hand us power--we're going to have to seize it for ourselves.

Science & Nature
March 23
Penguin Publishing Group

Customer Reviews

Madamradams ,

Visionary book, cure for nihlism

Prof. Nichols expertly pens a book underpinning both the reality we face and the powerful tools we individually and collectively hold fo shape that reality. She is a breath of fresh air in a time where hopelessness can feel suffocating. A must read for any person living through the anthropocene.

apps4science ,

this is THE book to read on our climate crisis

The author presents a straight forward, “just the facts ma’am” summary of our climate crisis and where we stand today. The science is described in terms that everyone should be able to understand using carefully chosen adjectives to illustrate the clear and present dangers we (and all life on Earth) face as a result of the burning of nonrenewable fossil fuel resources.

Written in a very intimate yet conversational style, with the passion of youth and the wisdom of the ages, she describes her very personal understanding of our changing climate and shares her concern for the continued existence of all life on Earth. Her passion and compassion are clear and compelling. She writes with grit and grace as she shares her personal journey to a more sustainable lifestyle. This book offers the most human and humane description of the problem and what we all can (must) do to avert the catastrophic outcome if we fail to act now.

Not just for today's youth (they need to understand what their future holds) but for anyone seeking to learn what each of us, as individuals, can do to avoid the worst.

A final note on Notes: probably the best collection of Notes I’ve seen. I’m now using those notes as a guide to further reading.

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