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Climate: A New Story

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Flipping the script on climate change, Eisenstein makes a case for a wholesale reimagining of the framing, tactics, and goals we employ in our journey to heal from ecological destruction

With research and insight, Charles Eisenstein details how the quantification of the natural world leads to a lack of integration and our “fight” mentality. With an entire chapter unpacking the climate change denier’s point of view, he advocates for expanding our exclusive focus on carbon emissions to see the broader picture beyond our short-sighted and incomplete approach. The rivers, forests, and creatures of the natural and material world are sacred and valuable in their own right, not simply for carbon credits or preventing the extinction of one species versus another. After all, when you ask someone why they first became an environmentalist, they’re likely to point to the river they played in, the ocean they visited, the wild animals they observed, or the trees they climbed when they were a kid. This refocusing away from impending catastrophe and our inevitable doom cultivates meaningful emotional and psychological connections and provides real, actionable steps to caring for the Earth. Freeing ourselves from a war mentality and seeing the bigger picture of how everything from prison reform to saving the whales can contribute to our planetary ecological health, we resist reflexive postures of solution and blame and reach toward the deep place where commitment lives.

©2018 Charles Eisenstein (P)2018 North Atlantic Books

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“What a blast of sanity! Eisenstein's corrective is a bracing piece of work, dazzlingly thought through and eloquent in its articulation. He writes from within an uncannily woke worldview, enacting a full-bodied way of thinking that discerns and feels into the complex entanglement of our lives with every facet of this breathing biosphere. This book is visionary and prophetic, achingly grounded and useful to the max.” (David Abram, cultural ecologist, geophilosopher, and author of Becoming Animal and The Spell of the Sensuous)

“There is nothing ‘safe’ in these writings; almost every chapter courts controversy. We as readers are the beneficiaries of this bravery. This is a message that must be heard loud and clear as we chart a path toward social and ecological renewal.” (Helena Norberg-Hodge, author and filmmaker of Ancient Futures and The Economics of Happiness)
 

“This is a groundbreaking book. Eisenstein makes an inspiring, positive, and convincing case for a full and proper understanding of the present human predicament - a radical shift from a utilitarian worldview to an integral world view rooted in a sense of the sacred which recognizes the intrinsic value of nature and life.” (Satish Kumar, founder of Schumacher College and editor emeritus of Resurgence & Ecologist)

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  • Steve Smalley
  • 18/01/2019

powerful

Really challenged me to think outside the box. A new and broad way to look at healing the planet.

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  • 15/01/2019

Not just a book, but a way of life

If we, as a global society, could only read two books for the duration of our lives they should be: The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible AND Climate A New Story - both by Charles Eisenstein. These two brilliant works of art beautifully articulate the change that is needed as well as the change that IS happening. The change starts with us, with each of our unique expressions of life being embraced and cultivated through love. You are Loved. You ARE Love.

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  • 08/01/2019

A paradigm pusher of a climate story

Charles Eisenstein presents a compelling argument for a shift in the whole foundation of the climate discourse. In media and politics the discussion is most often framed in terms of finance and economics, a weighing of fiscal gain against climate losses, a story doomed to failure as their can be no reconciliation there. Eisenstein presents powerful examples of where change does actually occur and illustrates how it comes out of individual or collective connection to place, that we react when we see the loss of habitats we have come to love and not at statistics over global temperature changes or indeed the paralysingly catastrophic rhetoric of many climate campaigns. He offers pragmatic ways in which such understandings can be translated into public policy on a local/global level. This is a broad, open and encompassing treatise that will resound with people on all sides of the 'climate debate' without diminishing in any way the depth of the crisis we currently find ourselves in.
The narrater reads as though he were the author - in the best possible sense.

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  • Anake Goodall
  • 29/04/2019

Constructively Provocative

Challenging, thought-provoking and validating. Charles uses logic, examples, facts and gentle questions to invite us to consider alternative options in relation to the big issues of the day. Masterfully done. Great choice of narrator too; sounding very much like the author. Recommended!

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  • T. Harrison
  • 05/12/2018

For the Business of Life

"Climate" is a a vital book for business that only the most daring - and most caring - CEOs will read - and heed! I am sorrowful for those who do not.

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  • 18/11/2018

Only Flower Power Will Fix Climate

Eisenstein believes Gaia is an intelligent being, God. And if we love Gaia, all problems will be fixed. He belongs in Haight-Ashbury in 1971. He's a hippie wannabee. The book has a lot of good technical data, wasted.

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