(or standing on the shoulders of giants)
My readings have turned up some books that I simply have to share with you because they’re that good:
- Under the Sky We Make by Kimberly Nicholas, PHD, Putnam, 2021.
- The Story of More by Hope Jahren, Vintage, 2020.
- Draw Down by Paul Hawken, Penguin Books, 2017.
- Regeneration by Paul Hawken, Penguin Books, 2021.
Each of these authors, especially the first two, bring so much more than ugly data to the conversation on environmental issues. We CAN make a difference. They spell out in a VERY readable manner, the ways we can help. What we do and don’t do in the next decade have such far reaching impact on this planet as to make it difficult to fully comprehend. These authors put it into perspective for us in easy-to-understand analogies and anecdotes.
Perhaps most important is to not let our circumstances overwhelm us. Yes, we need to wake up and do our part! But we can only do what we can and encourage/be kind to ourselves and each other along the way.