Earth is irreparably broken, Bill McKibben argues. So now what?. Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet is a book written by Bill McKibben, published by Henry Holt and Company in In the opening chapter. The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert Storms of My Grandchildren by James Hansen Eaarth by Bill McKibben This Changes Everything by Naomi Klein Field .

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The average temperature is going up. In some places this is taking place. I really did feel like I had been beaten up after the first half of this book.

Book Review: ‘Eaarth’ by Bill McKibben – TIME

Bill McKibben maintains that we NOW live on a very different planet, a planet that’s rapidly becoming less and less like the one humans have inhabited for many thousands of years.

Getting to know our neighbors, having local farms and tight knit communities is one way to forestall the endle Disclaimer: So, the heat in mckbben tropics will go away? Climate Change 7 6 Jul 23, I follow this guy in periodicals and on Twitter.

That weather will only get more unpredictable and violent as time goes by–and, bbill, it’s due to global warming. Over 8 million more square miles of land are now tropical, with dry subtropics pushing ahead of them.


Travel less, especially by air. That new Eaarth can’t be put back to the old Earth, even if we stop polluting completely today Jan 22, Susan Austin rated it really liked it.

Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet by Bill McKibben

In this regard, some of his arguments are more persuasive than others. We’ve run out of juice, and we need to prepare to exist on a different planet. On Eaarth as opposed to Earththings are hotter, and because of that, the stability that we’ve taken for granted for the past 10, years is no longer there.

This planet we are living in is no longer the same planet our grandparents or even parents lived in.

The Skimmer

What advertisers are paying to keep those organizations employing those information producers afloat? I will say this: Somewhere along the way, I stopped praying, I thought it was not working. Bill McKibben is a world-famous environmentalist. Glaciers are disappearing, so that dependable sources of water are shrinking, too. This is the most frightening part of the book because McKibben systematically demolishes nearly all of the climate change solutions we’ve all grown used to hearing, dismissing them with lots of evidence to back his position as insufficient.

Turn down the heat to 16 degrees at night and again during the day when going to work. I appreciated the facts but not so much McKibben’s answers. These alternatives are not so much new technologies, but better ways to integrate our lives with natural systems.


McKibben’s quixotic solutions–more community gardens, more composting, more mkibben via the internet–seem weak, but that’s actually the revolutionary idea here: And so he doesn’t draw the socialist solutions that I eaaarth about how to transform that.

And then he backs off and tones it down dramatically. Even in the bloated fossil fuel-dependent society we live in today, those answers are hard to come by, so how will a nation of small farmers maintain that kind of media?

This book is no different.

McKibben writes, ” Our Projects, if we are wise, will be myriad and quiet, not a grand few visible to the whole world. So, who cares about how many species are going extinct?

Along with local agriculture, consider local power generation.

In the last half of the book, McKibben presents some projects that are already underway to help us and our progeny survive on this strange new world that he renames mckinben because our old Earth is already dead.