Saving Us: Katharine Hayhoe's New Book about Climate Change

In the Sept 2021 issue of Scientific American, Kate Marvel (no relation to Captain Marvel) has favorably reviewed Katharine Hayhoe’s new book: “Saving Us: A Climate Scientist’s Case for Hope and Healing in a Divided World.”

Instead of talking about how we’re already doomed, or pretending it’s just a hoax, she thinks we can be telling better stories. .

“The central argument of Hayhoe’s book is that we can counter bad narratives with better ones. For instance: Is climate change an abstract concept? No, it is already strengthening hurricanes, causing droughts, and amplifying heat waves. Is the cure worse than the disease? No, climate solutions have massive health benefits. Can we afford climate action? We can’t afford the effects of climate change. For more productive conversations, Hayhoe suggests focusing on shared values.”

Marvel makes special note of Hayhoe’s patience and graciousness in responding to hostility on her social media feeds. Marvel notes, “She’s much nicer than most of us.”

The book has garnered an impressive list of endorsements, including from the NY Times and author Margaret Atwood.

Saving Us: A Climate Scientist’s Case for Hope and Healing in a Divided World
will be released September 21, 2021. It is available for pre-order on Amazon.


I’ll put a hold on it. Thanks!


I’ve had that same impression from what I’ve seen.


We are partnering with A Rocha to host a book club of her book when it comes out!

Completely free, but you have to sign up to get access to the webinars with all the weekly speakers.


Shoot my local library doesn’t have it … yet. I’ll have to request it.

It will be released on Sept 21. Yes, you should request it. Our library has an online form for requesting new books.

Yep, same here.

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