Shuck and Jive

Friday, April 30, 2010

Eaarth: Read It

I finished the first chapter of
Eaarth by Bill McKibben.

Barbara Kingsolver says of this book:

"Read it, please. Straight through to the end. Whatever else you were planning to do next, nothing could be more important."
That is my plan.

McKibben has been warning us for a long time. Now he says it is too late.

He writes that we live on a different planet than the one on which civilization began. Global warming and peak oil are not future problems for our grandchildren. The effects of our fossil fuel experiment are hitting us now. The change is irreversible.

The task before us is how we might be able to scale back and survive a volatile Eaarth and hopefully save some core of civilization.

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