Eaarth, by Bill McKibben
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- Published: Thursday, 01 January 2015 21:40
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I just finished it yesterday, so I’m still digesting, but I wanted to get something down as soon as possible. I’m recommending this book to anyone and everyone that cares, and maybe more importantly, to the ones that don’t care. You will after you read Eaarth. It starts with a thorough description of the state of the planet – which is a frustrating chapter to get through. I had to take breaks so I didn’t get too upset (factoids like “Within a decade or two, a summertime spacecraft pointing it’s camera at the North Pole would see nothing but open ocean” can be real heartbreakers), but I did eventually make it all the way through. By the end of the section I understood that the planet is not what it used to be, and it can never go back. We have to adapt to the new planet (the one he calls Eaarth), and we have to do it quickly.