Everything That Rises: A Climate Change Memoir

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Lawrence Hill Books
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6.06 X 9.06 X 0.94 inches | 1.36 pounds

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About the Author
Brianna Craft is a senior researcher at the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED). Craft works to further equity in the United Nations' climate change negotiations for the world's poorest countries, which have done the least to cause the climate crisis but are the most vulnerable to its impacts. Based in London, she researches climate diplomacy, taking specific interest in the Paris Agreement and provisions to develop and transfer technology. Craft holds a master's degree in environmental studies from Brown University in addition to a bachelor's degree in architectural studies and minors in urban design and planning, and environmental studies from the University of Washington.
"The most unusual and authentic book you will ever read on climate change. The international climate change negotiation may appear as an institutionalized impersonal political process. Craft shows how it is actually deeply personal, mysteriously exhilarating and profoundly moving." --Christiana Figueres, author of The Future We Choose: The Stubborn Optimist's Guide to the Climate Crisis and former executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
"This is a tour de force--an instant classic and a crucial addition to the literature of the environment. It tells many stories, but the through-line is the best account yet from inside the global climate negotiations. It's told from the most important and least acknowledged of viewpoints--the negotiating team for the poorest and most vulnerable nations--and it's told with love, power, brio, insight, passion and compassion. Do not miss it for any reason." --Bill McKibben, author of The End of Nature
"Whether she's writing about her traumatic personal history or the shared uncertainty of our climate affected future, Briana Craft's words radiate warmth, power, vulnerability, and strength. At once urgent and hopeful, her book is simultaneously a passionate reminder of the ways in which our connections transcend history and geography and a searing critique of the consequences of forgetting that interdependence is our only chance for survival. A promising debut." --Mathangi Subramanian, EdD, author of A People's History of Heaven
"An amazing story worth reading by anyone who wants to know how the negotiators from the most vulnerable developing countries manage to hold their own." --Saleemul Huq, director, International Centre for Climate Change and Development
"Within her irresistible memoir, Everything That Rises, Brianna Craft powerfully embodies advocacy for all communities affected by environmental disaster. In a story that is alternately harrowing and enchanting, Craft's honesty and passion inspire her readers to heed her clarion call to defend the environments of marginalized countries-- and neighborhoods, because in protecting our neighborhoods we are protecting Earth, our common home. Thanks to Craft's exquisitely recounted dual journey, readers not only comprehend, but also feel, that all 'global' climate change is local." --Harriet A. Washington, author of A Terrible Thing to Waste: Environmental Racism and Its Assault on the American Mind and Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present
"This is a brave memoir by a courageous leader in her own right. Brianna worked side by side with people representing the most climate vulnerable countries on the planet, to be heard, to be taken seriously and in pursuit of justice. She brings the geopolitics of the climate negotiations to life through the people and friendships that make the process what it is. Brianna's vulnerability, honesty and humor make this a wonderful read." --Dr. Tara Shine, author of How To Save Your Planet One Object at a Time
"We need all the books about climate change right now, written by all the people with the knowledge and expertise to show and tell us how to save the planet. Brianna Craft is one of those people and this is one of those books." --Ms. Magazine