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Genevieve Guenther

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Dr. Genevieve Guenther is an author, climate activist, and native New Yorker. Trained as a Renaissance scholar, she publishes academic research and popular writing about the role of language in the politics of the climate crisis. She is also the founding director of End Climate Silence and affiliate faculty at The New School, where she sits on the advisory board of the Tishman Environment and Design Center. She works at the intersection of media critique, climate communication, and digital advocacy, transforming the ways we think and talk about the climate emergency to catalyze political action.
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Life Is Hard
How Philosophy Can Help Us Find Our Way
Kieran Setiya - 2022-10-06
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Life Is Hard offers a philosophical map for navigating life's adversities, from personal trauma to the injustice and absurdity of the world. With warmth and accessible humor, Kieran Setiya draws on ancient and modern philosophy, as well as fiction, history, memoir, film, and social science to show us how we can find hope and live well when life is hard. This profound and personal book is a work of solace and compassion for this moment.
Genevieve Guenther
This is a really great book for people who are working on #ClimateChange. It's all about embracing the hard stuff, and it ends with a call for climate justice as what can give life luminous meaning. Highly recommended.      fuente
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Bethanne Patrick
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American Pastoral
American Trilogy (1) (Vintage International)
Philip Roth - 2005-09-01 (publicado por primera vez en 1997)
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This novel captures the end of the American century and its broken promises of prosperity and domestic bliss. Follow Swede Levov, an icon in his community whose American dream shatters when his daughter becomes involved in an act of political terrorism. Roth's profound empathy and masterful storytelling make this a must-read.
Genevieve Guenther
@jamieclimate The best audiobook experience I've ever had was listening to Ron Silver narrate Philip Roth's American Pastoral—incredibly powerful! AP is also a really interesting book about the 60s and 70s in America and parental love and environmental protest and failure.      fuente
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Michiko Kakutani
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We Have Never Been Modern
Bruno Latour - 1993-10-15 (publicado por primera vez en 1991)
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Explore the concept of modernity with Bruno Latour's thought-provoking book. With an anthropology of science approach, Latour questions our belief that the rise of science has irreversibly separated us from our premodern ancestors. He argues that much of modernity is a matter of faith, and that our careful distinctions between nature and society, human and thing, are defining features of modernity. Latour suggests we should rethink our distinctions in light of the hybrids that mix politics, science, technology, and nature. We Have Never Been Modern blurs the boundaries among science, humanities, and social sciences, offering a new understanding of science that recognizes the connections between nature and culture.
Genevieve Guenther
Everyone in the climate movement should read this book, both for the ways it's right and for the ways it's wrong.      fuente
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The comedy of survival
In Search of an Environmental Ethic
Joseph W. Meeker - 1980-01-01
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Genevieve Guenther
From here. Brilliant book (if of another era).      fuente
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La red oculta de la vida
Cómo los hongos condicionan nuestro mundo, nuestra forma de pensar y nuestro futuro
Merlin Sheldrake - 2020-05-12
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Cuanto más sabemos de los hongos, menos sentido tiene nada sin ellos. No son plantas ni animales y se encuentran en la tierra, en el aire y en nuestros cuerpos. Están por doquier, pero cuesta verlos. Además, pueden ser microscópicos, pero también representan a los organismos de mayor tamaño jamás registrados. Comen piedra, crean suelos, asimilan agentes contaminantes, se nutren de plantas, pero también las matan, sobreviven en el espacio e influyen en la composición de la atmósfera terrestre. Ha llegado la hora de descubrir el oculto y fascinante mundo de los hongos, formas de vida extrañas y maravillosas que nos obligan a repensar el funcionamiento de la vida. Al proporcionar a los humanos pan, alcohol y medicamentos, han cambiado la historia de nuestra especie, mientras que su capacidad para digerir plástico, explosivos, pesticidas y petróleo crudo se aplica en el campo de las nuevas tecnologías. Su capacidad para conectar plantas en grandes redes de colaboración subterráneas, la ‘Wood Wide Web’, está transformando nuestra comprensión de los ecosistemas. Los hongos tienen la llave para entender nuestro planeta y nuestras formas de pensar, sentir y comportarnos aunque su vida transcurra principalmente fuera de nuestra vista. Merlin Sheldrake obliga a reconsiderar los reinos de la naturaleza en esta aventura, y nos introduce al mundo espectacular y desconocido de los hongos: organismos infinitamente sorprendentes y esenciales para la vida en nuestro planeta que han cambiado el curso de la vida y continúan dando forma a nuestro futuro. La red oculta de la vida es un libro brillantemente escrito y ampliamente documentado que demuestra cuán fundamentales son estos organismos para la sostenibilidad del planeta. Y este es solo el principio porque tan solo estamos empezando a entender las complejidades y sofisticaciones de la vida de los hongos.
Genevieve Guenther
@ruth_mottram I absolutely loved this book.      fuente
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The New Climate War
The Fight to Take Back Our Planet
Michael E. Mann - 2021-01-12
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A renowned climate scientist exposes how fossil fuel companies have spent decades deflecting responsibility for climate change and delaying action. This book offers a powerful battle plan for individuals and governments to take action and save the planet. The author draws the battle lines between people and polluters and outlines a plan for real change, including a common-sense approach to carbon pricing and fair competition for renewable energy. This book will empower citizens to join the fight for our planet against powerful vested interests.
Genevieve Guenther
I think @MichaelEMann's book *The New Climate War* should be taught in courses on climate change: without understanding the political fight over fossil fuels you're not going to understand the solutions to global heating.      fuente
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El cuento de Ferdinando
Munro Leaf - 1936-01-01
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The Spanish language translation of the beloved classic The Story of Ferdinand , which is soon to be a major motion picture! Ferdinando es un toro muy en vez de gustarle embestir, bramar y saltar, prefiere observar y oler las flores del campo. Pero un día llegan unos capataces para llevarse los toros de la próxima corrida... ¿Cómo reaccionará Ferdinando? "A lively, simple, and playful translation makes this classic story of the misunderstood bull who'd rather smell flowers than stomp and snort an all-time favorite for sharing in Spanish as well as in English."— Publishers Weekly "This has an irresistible appeal to the sense of the ridiculous . . . The most original and amusing thing Leaf has done."— Kirkus Reviews
Genevieve Guenther
The book also features one of my favorite mother-figures in all literature: a cow who, once she realizes her son isn't lonely, lets him "just sit there and be happy." 🥺🥰      fuente
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How to Blow Up a Pipeline
Andreas Malm - 2021-01-05
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This provocative manifesto makes an impassioned call for the climate movement to escalate its tactics in the face of ecological collapse. The author argues that peaceful protest hasn't been effective at stopping the booming fossil fuel industry, rising seas, rising emission levels, and rising temperatures. He offers a counter-history of mass popular change and argues that the strategic acceptance of property destruction and violence has been the only route for revolutionary change. In this braided narrative spanning from the forests of Germany to the deserts of Iraq, the author offers an incisive discussion of the politics and ethics of pacifism and violence. This book compellingly demands that we start blowing up oil pipelines in order to stop fossil fuel extraction.
Genevieve Guenther
I'm currently reading *How to Blow Up a Pipeline*, and I've been struck by something that @ezraklein doesn't dig into here: every successful social movement has had a violent wing that made the movement's central demands look "reasonable" in comparison.      fuente
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Bajo un cielo blanco
Cómo los humanos estamos creando la naturaleza del futuro (Drakontos)
Elizabeth Kolbert - 2021-02-09
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The Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Sixth Extinction returns to humanity’s transformative impact on the environment, now asking: After doing so much damage, can we change nature, this time to save it? That man should have dominion “over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth” is a prophecy that has hardened into fact. So pervasive are human impacts on the planet that it’s said we live in a new geological epoch: the Anthropocene. In Under a White Sky, Elizabeth Kolbert takes a hard look at the new world we are creating. She meets scientists who are trying to preserve the world’s rarest fish, which lives in a single, tiny pool in the middle of the Mojave. She visits a lava field in Iceland, where engineers are turning carbon emissions to stone; an aquarium in Australia, where researchers are trying to develop “super coral” that can survive on a hotter globe; and a lab at Harvard, where physicists are contemplating shooting tiny diamonds into the stratosphere in order to reflect sunlight back to space and cool the earth. One way to look at human civilization, says Kolbert, is as a ten-thousand-year exercise in defying nature. In The Sixth Extinction, she explored the ways in which our capacity for destruction has reshaped the natural world. Now she examines how the very sorts of interventions that have imperiled our planet are increasingly seen as the only hope for its salvation. By turns inspiring, terrifying, and darkly comic, Under a White Sky is an utterly original examination of the challenges we face.
Genevieve Guenther
@ElizKolbert @BarackObama @praddenkeefe @tepingchen So well deserved. It's a great book!      fuente
El príncipe by Niccolò Machiavelli