Hosted by: Faith Communities Go Green (a Green Umbrella & EquaSion Collaboration)
Join the FCGG Book Club, offered by Faith Communities Go Green's Education & Lifestyle Working Group.
Discussion facilitated by Janet Steele.
Thursday, October 27, 2022
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Live on Zoom (register for zoom link)
Saving Us: A Climate Scientist's Case for Hope and Healing in a Divide World
by Katharine Hayhoe
Called “one of the nation’s most effective communicators on climate change” by The New York Times, Katharine Hayhoe knows how to navigate all sides of the conversation on our changing planet. A Canadian climate scientist living in Texas, she negotiates distrust of data, indifference to imminent threats, and resistance to proposed solutions with ease. Over the past fifteen years, Hayhoe has found that the most important thing we can do to address climate change is talk about it—and she wants to teach you how.
In Saving Us, Hayhoe argues that facts are only one part of the equation when it comes to changing hearts and minds. We need to find shared values to connect our unique identities to collective action. This is not another doomsday narrative about a planet on fire. It is a multilayered look at science, faith, and human psychology, from an icon in her field—recently named chief scientist at The Nature Conservancy.
Drawing on interdisciplinary research and personal stories, Hayhoe shows that small conversations can have astonishing results. Saving Us leaves us with the tools to open a dialogue with your loved ones about how we all can play a role in pushing forward for change.
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