Saving Us: A Climate Scientist's Case for Hope and Healing in a Divided World

Category: Book
By (author): Hayhoe, Katharine
Subject:  NON-FICTION / General
  POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Environmental Policy
  SCIENCE / Environmental Science (see also Chemistry / Environmental)
  SCIENCE / Global Warming & Climate Change
Publisher: Atria/One Signal Publishers
Published: September 2021
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 320
Size: 9.00in x 6.00in x 1.00in
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"An optimistic view on why collective action is still possible-and how it can be realized." -The New York Times

"A must-read if we're serious about enacting positive change from the ground up, in communities, and through human connections and human emotions." -Margaret Atwood, Twitter

United Nations Champion of the Earth, climate scientist, and evangelical Christian Katharine Hayhoe changes the debate on how we can save our future.

Called "one of the nation's most effective communicators on climate change" by The New York Times, Katharine Hayhoe knows how to navigate all sides of the conversation on our changing planet. A Canadian climate scientist living in Texas, she negotiates distrust of data, indifference to imminent threats, and resistance to proposed solutions with ease. Over the past fifteen years Hayhoe has found that the most important thing we can do to address climate change is talk about it-and she wants to teach you how.

In Saving Us, Hayhoe argues that when it comes to changing hearts and minds, facts are only one part of the equation. We need to find shared values in order to connect our unique identities to collective action. This is not another doomsday narrative about a planet on fire. It is a multilayered look at science, faith, and human psychology, from an icon in her field-recently named chief scientist at The Nature Conservancy.

Drawing on interdisciplinary research and personal stories, Hayhoe shows that small conversations can have astonishing results. Saving Us leaves us with the tools to open a dialogue with your loved ones about how we all can play a role in pushing forward for change.

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"Practical advice abounds in this compassionate guide to conducting meaningful discussions about the environment. Those in search of a hope-filled approach will find plenty of encouragement."
-Publishers Weekly

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"As far as heroic characters go, I'm not sure you could do better than Katharine Hayhoe."
-Scientific American

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"I've seen [Katharine] speak in person and it was electrifying and probably the most powerful moment I've ever experienced in the climate movement. This book will be worth every second you spend reading it."
-Kawai Strong Washburn, author of the PEN/HEMINGWAY award-winning Sharks in the Time of Saviors

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"Before you book a flight to Mars, read this book. Conversations fueled by respect and shared values can help save our planet, and Katharine Hayhoe gives us the confidence to do what it takes."
-Alan Alda, Emmy Award-winning actor and host of "Clear+Vivid with Alan Alda"

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"Saving Us offers a roadmap to transform our approach to tackling climate challenges from sprawling global crises to community-driven solutions, recognizing that our diverse and collective voices are key to creating lasting change."
-Abby Maxman, President and CEO, Oxfam America

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"Katharine Hayhoe intertwines stories, including her own, with scientific snapshots to provide a powerful blueprint for how we can talk to others about our changing planet. Bold and pragmatic- Saving Us is a vital contribution to the discussion on climate change."
-Chelsea Clinton, New York Times bestselling author and global health advocate

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"Saving Us contains profound insights on human behavior, and it shows us how our conversations can launch us on the journey away from despair toward awareness and engagement. A real joy to read."
- Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change

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"Katharine shares an optimistic outlook on what we all can do to move the needle toward solutions and invite allies under the big tent."
- Don Cheadle, Academy Award-nominated actor and UN Environmental Program Goodwill Ambassador

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"There are lots of brilliant climate scientists in America, and some are able to communicate capably to non-scientists. But none of them are quite as clear or as forceful as Dr. Katharine Hayhoe when it comes to telling everyday Americans the truth about climate change. She's one-in-a-million."
-David Gelber, Emmy Award-winning producer, and creator of Years of Living Dangerously