Dangerous Years: Climate Change, the Long Emergency, and the Way Forward

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5.2 X 0.9 X 7.9 inches | 0.7 pounds

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About the Author
David W. Orr is Counselor to the President and Paul Sears Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Oberlin College. Prominent in the creation of the Green Campus movement, he cofounded the Meadowcreek Project, the Oberlin Project, and the journal Solutions.
Winner of the Green Prize, given to authors, illustrators, and publishers who produce quality books for adults and young people that make significant contributions to, support the ideas of, and broaden public awareness of sustainability.
"A valuable addition to environmental and philosophical wisdom."--Edward O. Wilson, Harvard University
"No one knows more about the hole we're in, and no one has worked any harder to get us out of it--David Orr is a necessary guide to the great climate crisis we find ourselves in, and this is a vital book."--Bill McKibben, author Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet
"David Orr has written a perfectly marvelous book, a deep and wide-ranging reflection on the human condition. It's a winner, and a rare one at that."--James Gustave Speth, author of Red Sky at Morning, The Bridge at the End of the World, and America the Possible
"David Orr has for many years provided a broad view of our ecological challenges. Now he provides a long view, sounding the alarm about the future we are heedlessly creating today. Like the Sorcerer's Apprentice, we have put in motion a process of fossil-fueled growth that has gone out of control. In the absence of a wizard to right the situation magically, Orr calls for human intervention before it is too late--not just in our power plants and motor vehicles, but in the way we live our lives and organize society. To do so, he once wrote, 'hope is an imperative.'"--Timothy E. Wirth, former U.S. Senator (Colorado) and President Emeritus, The United Nations Foundation
"An extremely valuable look at humanity's horizon, the challenging millennium ahead and how we might--indeed must--transition to sustainability. The distillation of a lifetime of constructive consideration of the environmental challenges we have brought upon ourselves, Dangerous Years will help us chart the way through the inchoate wilderness of our own making. Destined to become one of the great environmental classics."--Thomas E. Lovejoy, George Washington University