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.