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.
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Discover how successful academics find "air and light and time and space" to get their writing done in this essential guide for aspiring writers. Author Helen Sword interviewed 100 academics worldwide to uncover the four cornerstones of successful writing: discipline and persistence, craftsmanship and care, collegiality and collaboration, and positivity and pleasure. Grounded in research and focused on sustainable change, this customizable blueprint offers a refreshing perspective on the writing process and exposes the lack of writing support available to early-career academics.
@jnoisecat This book, written for academics but useful for everyone writing non-fiction, I think. 3/n – source
This book delves into the concept of moral sentiments and the idea that true happiness comes from virtuous actions, rather than material possessions. It challenges the idea that wealth and status are essential for happiness, arguing that a clear conscience and good health are the only true necessities.
@jgkoomey @jg_environ @GlobalEcoGuy @emorwee @MaryHeglar @GhoshAmitav One of my favorite Bay Area moments was being at a dinner with a bunch of tech bros and having one of them ask me, after I scoffed at some libertarian platitude he had just spouted, if I knew Adam Smith and I said "Yes, Theory of the Moral Sentiments is one of my fave books." – source
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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.
I finally got a chance to read @MichaelEMann The New Climate War, and I thought it was great—and not just because I was quoted in it haha. The book is a excellent primer covering the "inactivist" strategies used by fossil-fuel interests (even those in the climate space 👀 ). 💯 – source
Also recommended byJerry BrownAlan EyreMarshall KirkpatrickAlastair HumphreysGenevieve GuentherAlice Korngold
Explore the chilling connection between climate change and mass extinctions with award-winning science journalist Peter Brannen. In The Ends of the World, Brannen takes us on a fascinating journey through Earth's five previous mass extinctions to better understand the signs of our own dangerous future. Learn about the bizarre creatures that once roamed the planet and the scientists using modern forensic tools to uncover the truth behind each extinction. This captivating cautionary tale offers a new perspective on our planet's past and uncertain future.
@vlimaye @PeterBrannen1 His book is really amazing too. – source
A groundbreaking guide that covers human sexuality, relationships, and consent, helping teens and young adults navigate healthy sexual expression and safety. Dr. Jennifer Lang, a board-certified OB-GYN, breaks down confusing concepts to provide factual and clear guidance on recognizing and obtaining proper consent. This inclusive reference guide covers topics such as communication, abuse, and the importance of consent for all sexual identities and orientations, offering the sex education information needed to make empowered choices about bodies, desires, and boundaries.
@JacquelynGill I'm not sure gender differences among children under the age of 10 are so extreme that you need a special book about how to raise feminist boys in particular. But here are some feminist and queer positive books about sexuality for pre-teens and teens. 👇 – source
This near-future novel explores the impacts of climate change, technology, politics, and human behavior. The Ministry for the Future was established to advocate for future generations and protect all living creatures. Through fictional eyewitness accounts, Kim Stanley Robinson weaves a visionary and powerful story of a future that is almost upon us. This impactful and original book presents both hope and despair in equal measure, making it one of the most powerful novels on climate change ever written.
40/n Buy this book for everyone you know. – source
Also recommended byBarack ObamaBill GatesBiz StoneEzra KleinNicola SturgeonIan BremmerCory DoctorowBill McKibbenMichael E. MannAlan Eyre3 others
Discover how states can effectively cooperate to address environmental problems like climate change and ozone depletion. Environmental treaties are key to promoting global cooperation, but why do some succeed while others fail? This book delves into the theory behind treaty design and how it can be improved. With insights from economics, political science, and game theory, the book analyzes over 300 treaties and case studies on issues like over-fishing and global climate change. Its essential lesson: treaties must restructure the game to incentivize countries to act in their best interest.
This 2005 book is a real artifact of old-style mainstream climate discourse. Not a denier text *at all*, it nonetheless represents climate change as 1) marked by extreme uncertainty, 2) adaptable by market forces, 3) a benefit for the global north, 4) a boon for plant life. 1/2 – source