Book Summary - Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet
This is a substantive summary of Bill McKibben's book Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet. McKibben argues that we have underestimated the pace and impact of climate change, and as a result we now inhabit a planet that has been irrevocably changed. The speed and magnitude of the impact of global warming will require that we abandon our assumption that the economy must grow. In order to endure on the new planet we have created, we will need to develop local resources for growing our own food and creating our own energy. This summary may be useful as background reading for teachers developing secondary level Social Science lessons on climate change.
climate change, environment, renewable energy, local food