- 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
- Eliot Peper, VEIL & Paul Greenberg, THE CLIMATE DIET
- 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, we catch up with author Paul Greenberg about The Climate Diet: 50 Simple Ways to Trim Your Carbon Footprint. Itâ€™s just out for Earth Day.
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A few years ago, climate fiction, or cli-fi, was a sparsely-populated genre. But the growing angst about the climate climate crisis is finding expression in a plethora of new novels.
One of the finest is Veil by Eliot Peper. It tackles the conundrum we face because of our failure to tackle climate change on time and to scale: should we geo-engineer the climate to slow the crisis, despite unknown risks? And if so, who should decide?
This forms the core of Peperâ€™s novel Veil. In the novel, Peper gives voice to all sides of the question. Should one tech CEO acting alone be allowed to cool the planet? What if his actions cause millions to starve because the monsoon rains fail, possibly as a result? Should the big global powers â€” many of which got us into the problem in the first place â€” make the decision? Or should those small, poor countries, like Fiji and other island states be the deciders?
All these questions are explored withIn a plot that unfolds like a spellbinding thriller. Kim Stanley Robinson said of Veil, â€œThis is the best kind of science fiction.”
In addition to Veil, Eliot Peper is the author of several other novels, including Borderless, Bandwidth, Cumulus, and the Uncommon Series. He is the co-creator of the award-winning True Blue website and the game, Machine Learning President.
Americans need to go on a diet. Not a diet to slim their waistlinesâ€”although plenty of us need to do that, tooâ€”but a Climate Diet, one that trims CO2 emissions from the atmosphere and gets our companies and governments to do the same.
Itâ€™s all laid out in 50 diet rules in Paul Greenbergâ€™s new book, The Climate Diet.
Greenberg is an award-winning food and environmental writer, author of such books as Four Fish and The Omega Principle.
Next week on Writerâ€™s Voice
We talk with bestselling novelist Lisa Scottline about her first historical novel Eternal. And Julia Fine tells us about The Upstairs House, a genre-bending novel about new motherhood. Donâ€™t miss it!