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kindle ´ The Story of More How We Got to Climate Change and Where to Go from Here Ö Paperback read ↠ randarenewables è From the bestselling author of Lab Girl comes a slim urgent missive on the defining issue of our time here is Hope Jahren oPhere 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 RECOMMENDEDAs if I couldn't love Hope Jahren even This incredibly readable explanation of how the world has changed since 1969 the year of her birth is informative and invigorating It's not a battleaxe or a guilt trip about turning off the lights when you're not in the room; it's a clear eyed reporting of our current state of environmental affairs and how we got here I could not stop reading it And even if the environment is not your thing which come on the Earth is all of our thing everybody her approach toward change and advocacy AND RESEARCH is really helpful too I need to purchase my own copy of this book and you should definitely read it ALSO I need to reread Lab Girl maybe on audio this time? all of the want and suffering in the world ALL of it arises not from the earth's inability to produce but from our inability to share What was only a faint drumbeat as I began to research this book now rings in my head like a mantra Use Less and Share More 88 Keeping the Lights OnIt's not time to panic it's not time to give up but it is time to get serious 141 Warming WeatherAmerica has become that unhappy couple who is mired in fights about dishes and laundry because both partners are too terrified to earnestly examine any sort of change 153 Rising Waters

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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 A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down is a concise description of The Story of More Hope Jahren has written a passionate direct and searing indictment of what Man has made of this planet in just her lifetime She repeats at least 20 times she was born in 1969 And yet every chapter there are 19 begins with a nostalgic look at her childhood in Minnesota her parents family rituals and life at that time She had a pet chunk of ice she named Covington that she kicked all the way to school and back all winter The book is a wonderfully odd combination of warm fuzzy memories and stark fraught trends and stats that do not portend good things to comeMinnesota and her later home in Iowa have changed dramatically over her lifetime The increased amount of corn per acre is stunning but pales before the amount of fertilizer and pesticides used to get those better yields She says we have pushed plants to produce as much as they physically can and where we go for is unfathomable Not that we make good use of it About 20% is simply burned up in biofuels and most of it goes to feed domesticated animals for meat The amount actually consumed as food comes dead last She backs it up with figures both global and American that demonstrate the really poor connection between then and now She lists them all again at the end because frankly it's all very hard to believe one at a timeAmericans eat 15% food today It shows They throw out 40% of the food they buy enough to feed all the undernourished in the rest of the world By 2004 Americans were consuming a pound and a half of sugar a week In sum Americans who make up 4% of the global population consume 15% of the food 15% of the energy and 20% of the electricity in the world If the rest of mankind were to the rise to that level the world could simply not workAlready half the fish we eat are farmed because there aren't enough left in the wild The amount of excrement they produce is way than the oceans can deal with Similarly cattle and our other domesticated animals produce 300 million tons of feces a year far in excess of the amount humans produce as a result of eating them It's not a beneficial tradeoff To make that manure those animals consume a billion tons of grain in order to give consumers just 100 million pounds of meat This math leads nowhere good and Jahren soon switches from dispassionate scientist to frustrationThe amount of fruits and vegetables that is wasted each year exceeds the annual food supply of fruit and vegetables for the whole continent of Africa We live in an age when we can order a pair of tennis shoes from a warehouse on the other side of the planet and have them shipped to a single address in less than 24 hours; don't tell me that a global food distribution is impossible All this overconsumption seems to have done Americans no good They are no happier now that they work eat drive fly and consume uite the opposite according to the figures She says we need to consume less and share But neither of those are American values any and she has no stats for trends in sharing just aspirations More is a one way street an addiction and a plague on the planet Americans have yet to noticeMeanwhile there are still a billion people with no access to electricity Her 19 chapters cover the gamut from plastics to cars to species extinctions passing through global warming and greenhouse gases She has unkind words for both deniers and alarmists; neither is doing any good She is all about reducing consumption and concludes with how each individual American can reduce consumption and actually make a difference If we want to take action we should get started while it still matters what we do David Wineberg

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The Story of More How We Got to Climate Change and Where to Go from HereInction 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 VERY eye opening