James Gustave Speth
James Gustave Speth, who lives in Strafford, VT and is known as Gus, gave a talk to his neighbors at the Universalist Church in town regarding his life and thoughts on environment and related politics. He has been quoted that today’s environmental challenges and climate change […]
To Be a Water Protector: The Rise of the Wiindigoo Slayers by Winona LaDuke
Fernwood Publishing, Published December 2020, 320 pages
Review by Joanne Coons
The book To Be a Water Protector explains the connections of water and our Earth systems. Simply put, healthy water means a healthy Earth. Author Winona […]
This American Life
After listening to the first part of the podcast “Apocalypse Creep,” I wanted to believe it was one of those dystopian, fictional narratives designed to emulate a low-drama real-life scenario. Don’t Look Up, for instance, was written to provide people with a faster-moving version of […]
Pandora’s Toolbox, The Hopes and Hazards of Climate Intervention by Wake Smith, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK 2022. 343 pages plus appendices, notes and index.
Book Review by Janis Petzel, MD
There is a lot to chew on in Pandora’s Toolbox, the disturbing new book by author and former division president at […]
Freeing Energy, How Innovators are Using Local-Scale Solar and Batteries to Disrupt the Global Energy Industry from the Outside In by Bill Nussey, Mountain Ambler Publishing, 2021.
Review by Janis Petzel, M.D.
Freeing Energy by Bill Nussey couldn’t have come out at a better time. As our elected representatives […]
How Did We Create This Mess?
Natural tar seep at the McKittrick Oil Field, CA, north of Hwy 58. (Wikimedia Commons/Lldenke)
Janis Petzel, M.D.
In medicine, homeostasis or the stable balance between interdependent elements, is the sign of a healthy body. Imbalance causes illness and disease. The global equivalent to homeostasis is sustainability. […]
Book Review: Subtract: The Untapped Science of Less by Leidy Klotz
Published by Flatiron Books, 304 pages
Review by Victoria Ines
The title of the book Subtract happens to be a fairly accurate summary of its contents. Through seemingly unrelated experiments, personal stories, and professional experiences, author […]
By Michael E. Mann, published by PublicAffairs (2021), 368 pages
Review by Roger Lohr
The book The New Climate War: The Fight to Take Back Our Planet by Michael E. Mann was released during the early months of the pandemic in 2020 by PublicAffairs books. In a story about efforts by what the author refers […]
New Door Books, December 2020, 148 pages, $15.95
Review by Steven Strong
Nathaniel Popkin refers to the chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) in the atmosphere, plastics in the ocean, permafrost melting, glaciers receding, ocean temperatures rising, thousands of species going extinct, massive wildfires around the globe, more frequent and powerful typhoons and […]
By John Perkins, Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 240 pages
Book Review by Roger Lohr
The word “inspire” comes from being “in spirit” and the book Touching the Jaguar: Transforming Fear Into Action to Change Your Life and the World by John Perkins on Berrett-Koelher Publishers encourages that we rise to a better understanding of what it […]