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Degrowth 101 for young adults, The Story of More takes readers through the science explains how key inventions, like electric power and large-scale farming, have helped and harmed this world.  Readers learn about these processes that release carbon dioxide into the atmosphere and the current and projected consequences of greenhouse gasses -and discover what action we can all take to avoid climate devastation.

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“The planet, for the first time, has been entirely reconfigured. It is as if there were no nature left.” McKibben’s classic 1989 work, which has had a profound impact on the environmental movement, makes a stirring plea for a fundamental philosophical shift in the way we relate to the non-human world. Emphasising the profound transformation of the planet through anthropogenic climate disruption and environmental devastation, McKibben explores how humans have disassociated from their natural environment, and come to see “nature as construct”. It is only through recognising our interconnectedness with the natural world, he argues, that we can find and implement sustainable solutions.

 

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“Active hope is not wishful thinking….Active hope is waking up the beauty of life on whose behalf we can act.” The eco-philosopher Joanna Macy’s ground-breaking work explores how humankind can face the challenges of a turbulent age through the cultivation of interconnectedness and positive change. At the heart of reaching a more compassionate, spiritual, and sustainable world is the enactment of “The Great Turning”: a civilizational shift from industrial growth to ecological and social wellbeing.

Read more of our Climate Classics: timeless works exploring themes of climate change and biodiversity loss.

In Doughnut Economics, Oxford academic Kate Raworth identifies the seven critical ways in which mainstream economics has led us astray – from selling us the myth of ‘rational economic man’ to obsessing over growth at all costs – and offers instead an alternative roadmap for bringing humanity into a sweet spot that meets the needs of all within the means of the planet.

 

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Our planet is in trouble. But how can we reverse the current crisis and create a sustainable future? The answer is: degrowth. By shining a light on ecological breakdown and the system that’s causing it, Hickel shows how we can bring our economy back into balance with the living world and build a thriving society for all.

 

Read more about degrowth at May 2022’s Rebel Library Recommends: A Degrowth Special

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