- Susan Quinn, ELEANOR AND HICK & Naomi Oreskes, THE COLLAPSE OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION
- Overpopulation: Ecological Elephant In The Room?
- Naomi Oreskes, THE COLLAPSE OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION & Dr. James Hansen, STORMS OF MY GRANDCHILDREN
- Paul Ehrlich, HOPE ON EARTH & Ryan Mitchell, TINY HOUSE LIVING
- Elizabeth Kolbert, THE SIXTH EXTINCTION & Annalee Newitz, SCATTER, ADAPT AND REMEMBER
- Boris Fishman, A REPLACEMENT LIFE & John Cushman, KEYSTONE AND BEYOND
- John Cushman of Inside Climate News: Keystone XL Pipeline
- Ruth Thomas-Suh, REJECT, Herbert Thomas, THE SHAME RESPONSE TO REJECTION & John Cushman on KXL
- Alan Weisman, COUNTDOWN
- David Bollier on The Commons: GREEN GOVERNANCE & VIRAL SPIRAL
- Richard Heinberg, SNAKE OIL & Bill McKibben, OIL AND HONEY
- Brian Fagan, THE ATTACKING OCEAN & Christine Shearer, KIVALINA
- Elizabeth Rush, Rising & Lynn Zinsser of Climate Liability News
- Paolo Bacigalupe (encore), Susan Rockefeller, MISSION OF MERMAIDS & Jason Chin, ISLAND
- Barbara Kingsolver, FLIGHT BEHAVIOR & James Howard Kunstler TOO MUCH MAGIC
- Richard Zacks, ISLAND OF VICE & Stan Cox, LOSING OUR COOL
- Jonathan Koomey, COLD CASH, COOL CLIMATE & Philip Warburg, HARVEST THE WIND
- Philip Warburg, HARVEST THE WIND
- William deBuys, A GREAT ARIDNESS & Dave Gardner, GROWTHBUSTERS
- Will Potter, GREEN IS THE NEW RED & David Gessner, MY GREEN MANIFESTO
- John Elder Robison, BE DIFFERENT & Tony Sorgi, The New Earth Archive
- Amy Seidl, FINDING HIGHER GROUND & Matthew Stein, WHEN DISASTER STRIKES
- Jim Motavalli, HIGH VOLTAGE & James Hoggan, CLIMATE COVER-UP
- John Michael Greer, APOCALYPSE NOT & Richard Heinberg, THE END OF GROWTH
- James Workman, HEART OF DRYNESS & Christine Shearer, KIVALINA
Then, a judge just ruled that two major California cities can’t sue fossil fuel companies to recover the costs of dealing with sea level rise. We’ll air some clips about the case from our December interview with Lynn Zinsser of Climate Liability News.
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We live in a time when it is becoming clear that climate change is neither imagined nor distant”•and that rising seas are transforming the coastline of the United States in irrevocable ways.
In her book, Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore, Elizabeth Rush takes readers to some of the places where this change has been most dramatic, from the Gulf Coast to Miami, and from New York City to the Bay Area. For many of the plants, animals, and humans in these places, the options are stark: retreat or perish in place.
Weaving firsthand accounts from those facing this choice with profiles of wildlife biologists and activists, RisingÂ brings us the voices of those usually kept at the margins. The bookÂ is a meditation on vulnerable communities, both human and other than human, and on how to let go of the places we love.
Elizabeth Rush teaches creative nonfiction at Brown University in Rhode Island. Her writing has appeared inÂ Harpers,Â Orion and Â The Washington Post, among others.
On June 25, a federal judge threw out a lawsuit brought by San Francisco and Oakland against fossil fuel companies over the costs of dealing with climate change and sea level rise.
They brought the suits under the nuisance doctrine, as we covered last December, when we spoke with Lynn Zinsser of Climate Liability News. We play clips from that interview, talking about climate change lawsuits and that case in particular.
Mark Kurlansky is famous for his terrific books about different food stocks, like his books Cod, Salt and The Big Oyster. He’s out with a new one, Milk: A 10,000 Year Food Fracas. It’s the story of milk through the ages, told in his classic entertaining and informative style.
Then, at a time when the lessons of past human rights disasters are vital to inform us about present dangers, comes a book of lessons from Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel’s classroom. The title is Witness. It’s written and compiled by Ariel Burger, who based it on years worth of journal entries, classroom notes and interviews with Wiesel’s students from all over the world.
And finally, The Third Bank of the River: Power and Survival in the Twenty-First-Century Amazon is a sweeping look at the war over the Amazon by Chris Feliciano Arnold. It traces the history of the Amazon from the first Spanish Conquistadores to the drones now searching out mineral riches to exploit — and the violence and chaos that threaten its communities, both indigenous and imported.
Coming Up Next Week…
We talk with Carl Hoffman about his fascinating book The Last Wild Men of Borneo: AÂ True Story of Death and Treasure. And Martin Puchner tells us about his wonderful book TheÂ Written World: The Power of Stories to Shape People,Â History,Â Civilization.