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I Want a Better Catastrophe : Navigating the Climate Crisis with Grief,...

Author: Boyd, Andrew

Society & social sciences

Published on 14 February 2023 by New Society Publishers in the United States.

Paperback | 416 pages, 30 Halftones, black and white
153 x 227 x 27 | 632g

An existential manual for tragic optimists, can-do pessimists, and compassionate doomersWith global warming projected to rocket past the 1.5 DegreesC limit, lifelong activist Andrew Boyd is thrown into a crisis of hope, and off on a quest to learn how to live with the 'impossible news' of our climate doom.

He searches out eight of today's leading climate thinkers - from activist Tim DeChristopher to collapse-psychologist Jamey Hecht, grassroots strategist adrienne maree brown, eco-philosopher Joana Macy, and Indigenous botanist Robin Wall Kimmerer - asking them: 'Is it really the end of the world? and if so, now what?'With gallows humor and a broken heart, Boyd steers readers through their climate angst as he walks his own. Boyd's journey takes him from storm-battered coastlines to pipeline blockades and 'hopelessness workshops.' Along the way, he maps out our existential options, and tackles some familiar dilemmas: 'Should I bring kids into such a world?' 'Can I lose hope when others can't afford to?' and 'Why the fuck am I recycling?'He finds answers that will surprise, inspire, and maybe even make you laugh. Drawing on wisdom traditions Eastern, Western, and Indigenous, Boyd crafts an insightful and irreverent guide for achieving a 'better catastrophe.'This is vital reading for everyone navigating climate anxiety and grief as our world hurtles towards an unthinkable crisis.

AWARDSBRONZE | 2023 Living Now Book Awards: Social Activism / Charity

I Want a Better Catastrophe : Navigating the Climate Crisis with Grief,...

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