Geoengineering Doesn’t Belong in the Real World, it Belongs in a Paracosm

Stephen Tolpinrud     Introduction   The question of whether or not environmentalists should support climate engineering generates intense conversation, and for good reason. The world’s atmosphere is currently hovering on the cusp of 400 ppm concentration of Co2, as is widely known among both the environmental and scientific community. This is a significant threshold […]

AMPHIBIANS and REPTILES of COSTA RICA

Federico Muñoz Chacón Richard Dennis Johnston Costa Rica is a remarkable place for amphibians and reptiles. Known for its biological diversity, conservation priorities, and extensive protected lands, this small country contains 418 herpetological species including the dangerous Fer-de-Lance and Black-headed Bushmaster, the beloved sea turtles, and numerous dink, foam, glass, and rain frogs. Additional species […]

WHAT ARE PEOPLE FOR?

Wendell Berry Wendell Berry identifies himself as both “a farmer of sorts and an artist of sorts,” which he deftly illustrates in the scope of these 22 essays. Ranging from America’s insatiable consumerism and household economies to literary subjects and America’s attitude toward waste, Berry gracefully navigates from one topic to the next. He speaks […]

MAKING PEACE WITH THE EARTH

Vandana Shiva In this compelling and rigorously documented exposition, Vandana Shiva demolishes the myths propagated by corporate globalisation in its pursuit of profit and power and shows its devastating environmental impact.Shiva argues that consumerism lubricates the war against the earth and that corporate control violates all ethical and ecological limits. She takes the reader on […]

THE SHOCK DOCTRINE

Naomi Klein In this groundbreaking alternative history of the most dominant ideology of our time, Milton Friedman’s free-market economic revolution, Naomi Klein challenges the popular myth of this movement’s peaceful global victory. From Chile in 1973 to Iraq today, Klein shows how Friedman and his followers have repeatedly harnessed terrible shocks and violence to implement […]

THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING

Naomi Klein In This Changes Everything Naomi Klein argues that climate change isn’t just another issue to be neatly filed between taxes and health care. It’s an alarm that calls us to fix an economic system that is already failing us in many ways. Klein meticulously builds the case for how massively reducing our greenhouse […]

MERCHANTS OF DOUBT

Naomi Oreskes Erik M. Conway   Now a powerful documentary from the acclaimed director of Food Inc., Merchants of Doubt was one of the most talked-about climate change books of recent years, for reasons easy to understand: It tells the controversial story of how a loose-knit group of high-level scientists and scientific advisers, with deep […]