August 2009 – Review of “Ishmael” by Daniel Quinn

This month we feature the 1991 Turner Tomorrow Fellowship winning novel Ishmael by Daniel Quinn.  This creative and highly readable book blends philosophy, ethics and history with lessons on how to develop practical, sustainable solutions to global issues. About the Author The American Daniel Quinn (1935-) spent over twenty years in educational and consumer publishing in Chicago before …

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Review of “Eaarth” by Bill McKibben

Bill McKibben is the author of The End of Nature and a dozen other best sellers. Anthony Ketchum, Chair of the Conservation Foundation of Greater Toronto and founder of ForOurGrandchildren, met Bill McKibben at Copenhagen. Below is Anthony’s review of Bill McKibben’s latest book, Eaarth Eaarth, Making a life on a tough new planet. By Bill McKibben. 240 …

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That Awkward Conversation (about the Climate)

I’ve spent a lot of time lately thinking about climate change liars. Those people who make a living deliberately deceiving the public about the scientific consensus on climate disruption. These people are awful, they know who they are. They have to live with their lies. But what’s worse is the other lie I’ve discovered in …

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Review of “Hot, Flat and Crowded” by Thomas Friedman

This month we feature Hot, Flat, and Crowded by multi-Pulitzer-winning journalist Thomas Friedman. About the Author Thomas Friedman has been a major voice in the politics of globalization for many   years and in various capacities.  Born in Minneapolis, USA in 1953, his resume includes three Pulitzer prizes – twice for International Reporting (1983, 1988) and …

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