“Every single scientist I know is freaked out by the steep increase in carbon dioxide of the last fifty years. But we are more freaked out by the fact that our governments are not as freaked out about it as we are.”
-Hope Jahren, The Story of More: How We Got to Climate Change and Where to Go from Here
The Story of More illuminates the link between human habits and our imperiled planet. The author 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. The Story of More is the essential pocket primer on climate change that will leave an indelible impact on everyone who reads it.
Throughout this year, the COD Library will help you engage with this topic through events and resources. This guide highlights climate change from many angles and will lead to more resources as you explore the topic of consumption as it relates to our changing climate.