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  • The Story of More

  • How We Got to Climate Change and Where to Go from Here
  • De : Hope Jahren
  • Lu par : Hope Jahren
  • Durée : 6 h et 43 min
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  • Catégories : Sciences exactes, Science
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    “Hope Jahren is the voice that science has been waiting for.” (Nature)

    “A superb account of the deadly struggle between humanity and what may prove the only life-bearing planet within 10 light years, written in a brilliantly sardonic and conversational style.” (E. O. Wilson) 

    “Hope Jahren asks the central question of our time: how can we learn to live on a finite planet? The Story of More is thoughtful, informative, and - above all - essential.” (Elizabeth Kolbert, author of The Sixth Extinction

    Hope Jahren is an award-winning scientist, a brilliant writer, a passionate teacher, and one of the seven billion people with whom we share this earth. In The Story of More, she illuminates the link between human habits and our imperiled planet. In concise, highly understandable chapters, she takes us through the science behind the key inventions - from electric power to large-scale farming to automobiles - that, even as they help us, release greenhouse gases into the atmosphere like never before. She explains the current and projected consequences of global warming - from superstorms to rising sea levels - and the actions that we all can take to fight back. 

    At once an explainer on the mechanisms of global change and a lively, personal narrative given to us in Jahren’s inimitable voice, The Story of More is the essential pocket primer on climate change that will leave an indelible impact on everyone who reads it.

    ©2020 Hope Jahren (P)2020 Random House Audio

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    • Eleanor B. Hildreth
    • 04/06/2020

    Like Al Gore, stuck on the problem

    The book is good, but not great, because the author understands the problem better than solutions. She can't imagine HOW we could resolve it.
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    Hope says scientists are often "right on this but wrong on that". Hope herself is both right and wrong. She is right to say "We need to share more and consume less." Bravo!
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    But Hope is wrong to say "Trees won't help." And she is wrong to imply it's hopeless for humanity to turn this around by 2050. Yes, that's not what she meant to say, but that's what came through because it's what she feels.
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    Hope talks about fish being the last to see water. Hope is the fish, a scientist, and the water is scientific objectivity. Until she gets her hands dirty on a climate action campaign, she will, like SO many scientists feel despair. And drone on and on, brilliantly, about the problem. I had to plod through to the end of her book.
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    Yes, we don't know if we can reverse global warming, but we don't know we CAN'T either. That's what Joanna Macy, said, in Active Hope, available on Audible. So we much choose our attitude "Hope or despair." Hope Jahren has chosen to hope but then spent more time researching the problem than the solutions.
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    Action, not more research is the cure to despair. A great book on that is Soul of a Citizen by Paul Logat Roeb, available on Audible.
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    In the end she lists sources including Project Drawdown. Drawdown, a bestseller, researched 80 climate solutions in process and calculated how much each should grow by 2050. Will Hope Jahren read it again, starting with the conclusion "What do the numbers tell us"? Paul Hawken, the editor and principal of Project Drawdown is not a fish-scientist, instead a people person. He's a business founder, global citizen and movement expert. Hope might benefit from his book on movements, Blessed Unrest, available on Audible.
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    About trees. Yes, Hope, most of the enormous amount of carbon dioxide sequestered by trees and plants every year is released again as trees fall and decay. But 2 1/2% is sequestered in our soils. Because plants are HUGE, that 2 1/2% is enough to erase a third of human emissions every year. (See the NASA graph on the wikipedia entry "carbon cycle".) Project Drawdown's research showed that building up biological sequestration is cheaper, a better investment, than some emission reduction schemes. Their numbers show that, by 2050, more solution should come from changes in land use than energy. Even IPCC said in 2019 "we must change land use too.".
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    More on trees. Trees recycle rainfall. Walter Jehne of Australia says hydrology has more impact on planetary cooling than carbon dioxide. He asks us to build the soil carbon sponge.

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    • Amazon Customer
    • 10/03/2020

    Turns everything into Wonderful story

    And although authors narrating their own books usually don't do well, she does fabulous and is so pleasant to listen which helps given the gloom of what's happening. (should consider narrating more!)

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    • Andy
    • 02/01/2021

    Wake Up Call with Call to Action

    The title pretty much says it all. This book made me look at society's handling of resources in a deeper light.

    As a marketer it has inspired me to discover new ways to help push the cause forward. How? By working only with companies attempting to create products with renewable resources.

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    • KS
    • 23/04/2021

    The most important book you'll read

    Hope Jahren's simplicity in explaining complex ideas is powerful. Thanks for writing your story, and thank you for suggesting what we can do to save our world for our grandchildren.

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    • Joe
    • 29/03/2021

    Lots of good info

    Worth reading and thinking about. I personally struggled with some sections where Hope cited a lot of statistics and numbers. "Reading" this as an audio book makes it a little hard to visualize some of what she's talking about. The other part of that is the size of the numbers. I, admittedly being a person who is not great with numbers, found that some sections started sounding like white noise just because the size and amount of statistics. I imagine not everyone will have that problem.

    I found myself wishing Hope had spent more time researching and discussing solutions and ways forward instead of the bleakness of the situation. The book is not devoid of hope, but that is certainly not the focus. She even acknowledges this towards the end of the book. However she still chose to only spend a chapter or two on possible solutions. I personally didn't find them very inspiring. It felt like it amounted to; turn your AC down and eat less meat. That is, admittedly, not all she talked about but that was kind of my take away. Especially since she kind of said that most, if not all the big picture solutions being discussed are not feasible.

    Side note: I really recommend Bill Nye's 'Everything all at once' and 'Unstoppable'. They are great books that don't shy away from the dire situation, but focuses much more on solutions and hope. Many of his suggestions are not currently feasible options, but with dedication and continual advancements in technology, they could change the world! They are far more inspiring books in my humble, but correct, opinion.

    All that being said, it really is worth reading. I especially appreciated her thoughts on finding the parts of all this that matters the most to you and commit to changing it. And examining your life and seeing if what you are doing lines up with your morals and goals. I also admire her data collection and presentation. (The failing is on me for having trouble comprehending it all via audio book.)

    Thanks for writing this Hope!

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    • Shawn Oueinsteen
    • 05/08/2020

    Excellent How, So-so Where

    Food descriptions are educational and heartfelt. Energy is less so. Getting billions to cut back is a pipe dream.

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    • Utilisateur anonyme
    • 10/06/2020

    Excellent!

    Great book, and a timely reminder of the 21st century's most important issue. A must-read!

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    • candy vanderhoff
    • 26/03/2020

    motivation to simplify. we have work to do.

    beautifully written, with reverence for nature as reported by a scientist and poet. Love this book, especially this audio version.

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    • Amazon Customer
    • 29/01/2021

    Disappointing

    There is a lot wrong with this audiobook.
    1. The reader. Please dear authors stop thinking it’s a good to read your own books. There a professionals that do this for a living. If you want to wining voice whispering in your ears for hours. Go ahead
    2. The focus of the book is around 90/10. Meaning 90 % tell us how fucked up we are and 10 % Solutions to deal with it. The title intended more a 50/50 at least for me.
    3. the 10% Solutions are way to focused on taking personal action to tackle climate change. Limit your flights, ear less, consuming less ect. Don’t get me wrong that IS important. But that pollutions produced by the big industries like steel, chemicals and so on. The ones that you can’t influence by your purchase decisions because they don’t sell you a product they sell to companies. These industries producing the lion share the co2 output are only briefly mentioned in 90% part and not mentioned in the 10% part about the solutions.
    Overall I was really underwhelmed by the book. If you read at least a couple of books about this topic you will find nothing new here. If you looking for a first book for the topic I would recommend reading Naomie Klein Capitalism vs Climate instead.