- 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
- Writer’s Voice: Jenny Offill, WEATHER & Ben Ehrenreich, DESERT NOTEBOOKS
- 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
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The climate emergency has been finding its way into more and more fiction. So much so that “cli-fi” constitutes a separate genre.
Novelists such as Paulo Bacigalupe and Barbara Kingsolver (both of whom we’ve interviewed on Writer’s Voice), Kim Stanley Robinson and Margaret Atwood, among others, have written compellingly about a climate changed future.
But what about dealing with the climate changed present and the growing dread about it so many of us feel?
That’s what animates Jenny Offill’s powerful novel, Weather. It features a central character who is struggling to come to terms with what the climate crisis means for herself and her family—and what it means to care for each other in an increasingly precarious time.
In addition to Weather, Offill is the author of two other novels, Department of Speculation and Last Things, as well as other books.
When journalist and author Ben Ehrenreich moved to the desert near Joshua Tree National Park, the stark rhythms of the landscape brought him in touch with what we stand to lose in our alienation from the reality of the natural world.
His new book, Desert Notebooks: A Road Map for the End of Time, was described by the Los Angeles Times as “a hybrid memoir, travelogue and metaphysical enquiry.”
Layering climate science, mythologies, nature writing, and personal experiences, Desert Notebooks is a stunning reckoning with our current moment and with the literal and figurative end of time.
Ben Ehrenreich writes about climate change for The Nation. His work has appeared in Harper’s Magazine, The New York Times Magazine, and elsewhere. He is the author of a novel, The Suitors, and of the 2016 book The Way to the Spring: Life and Death in Palestine.