Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet
Publish date: April 12th 2011
Publisher: Vintage Canada
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
, Climate Change
First off all, let's begin this review by saying I am a very conscious person about the environment and do all that I can to lower my carbon footprint. That being said I had some serious problems with this book. The reason I rated this book lower than I probably would have is the fact that the autho...
In the preface to his 2010 book Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet, Bill McKibben admits “It’s true that we’ve lost that fight, insofar as our goal was to preserve the world we were born into” (p. xv). We grew up on a planet astronaut Jim Lovell described as “ ‘a grand oasis.’ But we no lo...
The start of this book was like being forced to move out of your home due to foreclosure. Depressing, and you just know some of that was your own fault. Then it gets better.I really enjoyed the history behind the initial carbon dioxide target of 550 ppm and the solid science behind the newest target...