The Story of More

The Story of More

How We Got to Climate Change and Where to Go From Here

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The Story of More is an impassioned open letter to humanity as we stand at the crossroads of survival and extinction. Hope Jahren celebrates the long history of our enterprising spirit--which has tamed wild crops, cured diseases, and sent us to the moon--but also shows how that spirit has created excesses that are quickly warming our planet to dangerous levels. In short, highly readable chapters, she takes us through the science behind the key inventions--from electric power to large-scale farming and automobiles--that, even as they help us, release untenable amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. She explains the current and projected consequences of greenhouse gases--from superstorms to rising sea levels--and shares the science-based tools that could help us fight back. At once an explainer on the mechanisms of warming and a capsule history of human development, The Story of More illuminates the link between our consumption habits and our endangered earth.
Publisher: Toronto, Ontario :, Vintage Canada,, 2020
Edition: Vintage Canada edition
ISBN: 9780735275119
Branch Call Number: 363.73874 JAH
Characteristics: 208 pages ; 21 cm
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The Story of More is Hope Jahren’s matter-of-fact, accessible, and concise primer on climate change. Jahren is a writer, geobiologist, and professor who has taught courses since 2009 on climate change. In each chapter of The Story of More, Jahren draws upon scientific evidence to explain how our ... Read More »


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nsystems
Dec 08, 2020

Though not as fun as her memoir, Lab Girl, this is well worth reading. She has relocated to Norway: "I left the United States... because I believe that my laboratory will have more support here and because I am worried about the future of science in America." We should try to get her back -- for the future of science in America.

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laphampeak
Apr 11, 2020

Hope Jahren, author of Lab Girl, has spent years researching our natural world. In this book climate change is addressed in all aspects - from Co2 to species decline to energy consumption. Jahren relates these complex issues in easy to understand metaphors like "Co2 absorbed by oceans is like Co2 injected into Coke to make fizzy. Dentists discourage Coke because the Co2 plus water forms acid which is bad for teeth. Think of what it is doing to our oceans. Her humor and mid-western wit makes a non-fiction topic a hard to put down read.

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