Climate Change and the Fight for Our Future
Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich; introduction by Nathaniel Rich
Macmillan Young Listeners
A timely and important nonfiction audiobook for middle grade listeners, about the decade in which the trajectory of climate change could have been reversed and how young people today can rise to action.
By 1979, we knew nearly everything we understand today about climate change—including how to stop it. Over the next decade, a handful of scientists, politicians, and strategists, led by two unlikely heroes, risked their careers in a desperate, escalating campaign to convince the world to act before it was too late. Losing Earth is their story, and ours.
Adapted from Losing Earth, the full book form of the riveting 2018 issue of New York Times Magazine, Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich's Saving Earth tells the human story of climate change from the distant past into the present day, wrestling with the long shadow of our failures, what might be ahead for today's youth, and crucial questions of how we understand the world we live in. It is a call to action, a riveting dramatic history, and a rare literary achievement.
A Macmillan Audio production from Farrar, Straus and Giroux