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Genevieve Guenther

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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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How Successful Academics Write
Helen Sword - Apr 17, 2017
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From the author of Stylish Academic Writing comes an essential new guide for writers aspiring to become more productive and take greater pleasure in their craft. Helen Sword interviewed one hundred academics worldwide about their writing background and practices. Relatively few were trained as writers, she found, and yet all have developed strategi...
Genevieve Guenther
Mar 22, 2021
@jnoisecat This book, written for academics but useful for everyone writing non-fiction, I think. 3/n      source
The Theory Of Moral Sentiments
Adam Smith - Sep 10, 2010 (first published in 1759)
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What can he added to the happiness of the man who is in health, who is out of debt, and has a clear conscience? To one in this situation, all accessions of fortune may properly be said to be superfluous; and if he is much elevated upon account of them, it must be the effect of the most frivolous levity. This situation, however, may very well be cal...
Genevieve Guenther
Mar 13, 2021
@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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The New Climate War
The Fight to Take Back Our Planet
Michael E. Mann - Jan 12, 2021
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A renowned climate scientist shows how fossil fuel companies have waged a thirty-year campaign to deflect blame and responsibility and delay action on climate change, and offers a battle plan for how we can save the planet. ...
Genevieve Guenther
Mar 07, 2021
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
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The Ends of the World
Volcanic Apocalypses, Lethal Oceans, and Our Quest to Understand Earth's Past Mass Extinctions
Peter Brannen - Jun 19, 2018 (first published in 2017)
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As new groundbreaking research suggests that climate change played a major role in the most extreme catastrophes in the planet's history, award-winning science journalist Peter Brannen takes us on a wild ride through the planet's five mass extinctions and, in the process, offers us a glimpse of our increasingly dangerous futureOur world has ended f...
Genevieve Guenther
Feb 04, 2021
@vlimaye @PeterBrannen1 His book is really amazing too.      source
Consent
The New Rules of Sex Education
Jennifer Lang - Dec 11, 2018
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A contemporary guide to sex education that answers the most pressing questions teens and young adults have about dating, relationships, consent, and sexual safety. There’s a lot to talk about when it comes to sex education―anatomy, communication, safety, and more. In this groundbreaking book, Dr. Jennifer Lang delivers a frank, compassionate, and e...
Genevieve Guenther
Dec 05, 2020
@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
The Ministry for the Future
A Novel
Kim Stanley Robinson - Oct 06, 2020
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From the visionary, New York Times bestselling author of New York 2140 comes a near-future novel that is a gripping exploration of climate change, technology, politics, and the human behaviors that drive these forces. ...
Genevieve Guenther
Dec 05, 2020
40/n Buy this book for everyone you know.      source
Environment and Statecraft
The Strategy of Environmental Treaty-Making
Scott Barrett - Jan 05, 2006 (first published in 2003)
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Environmental problems like global climate change and stratospheric ozone depletion can only be remedied if states cooperate with one another. But sovereign states usually care only about their own interests. So states must somehow restructure the incentives to make cooperation pay. This is what treaties are meant to do.A few treaties, such as the ...
Genevieve Guenther
Oct 07, 2019
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