The Climate Optimist Handbook: How to Shift the Narrative on Climate Change and Find the Courage to Choose Change


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6.0 X 9.0 X 0.85 inches | 1.22 pounds

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About the Author

Anne Therese Gennari is a TEDx speaker, podcaster, workshop host, and educator on climate change. For more than a decade she has been promoting climate optimism to help people cope with climate change and make decisions to create the climate-just future she believes awaits us. She has brought her message to schools, companies, and organizations, including City College of New York, Columbia University, the Fashion Institute of Technology, BMW, and Tetra Pak. Anne Therese hopes The Climate Optimist Handbook will be a gateway for people everywhere to step into the empowered roles we ought to play during our time here on Earth.


"A wonderful definition of leadership is the capacity to listen to all the voices. Anne Therese Gennari is a leader who has listened, read, and studied the science of global warming since she was a young girl. Her Handbook lays out where we are, how we got there, and how to go forward. Fully grasping the implications of the climate emergency is not for the faint of heart. Understanding how to address the impending crisis will fill your heart. Here's how." - Paul Hawken, Author of Drawdown and Regeneration: Ending the Climate Crisis in One Generation

"An easy-to-read, hopeful, and inspiring book. Anne does an amazing job at helping us embrace not only the challenge of change but the adventure of change." - Dr. Chris Macdonald, Author of Operation Sustainable Human

"AT's message is not just a feel-good thing - it's the neuroscience of making things happen. Every climate activist needs to need read this book and practice its teachings every day." - Katie Patrick, Author of How to Save the World, How to Make Changing The World The Greatest Game We've Ever Played

"Do you want to help the planet and reverse global warming? Don't worry. You don't have to join a march. You don't have to shame people on social media or your best friend who wants to use a straw when you go out to eat. You can contribute in any number of ways and pick those that make you feel comfortable. Anne Therese Gennari offers practical methods for joining in the global effort. Start here if you want to feel empowered about our future." - Per Espen Stoknes, Author of What We Think About When We Try Not to Think About Global Warming and Tomorrow's Economy: A Guide to Creating Healthy Green Growth

"An oracle for younger generations that will inherit stewardship of this planet, Anne Therese Gennari's handbook will both educate and inspire, move and cause you to reflect, on how to become your most courageous and fulfilled self in relation to the greatest challenge humanity has ever faced. And if you're in doubt, read Chapter 3 right away!" - Jack Adam Weber, Author of Climate Cure, Heal Yourself to Heal the Planet

In The Climate Optimist, Anne Therese Gennari provides a thorough look at what we can do to reverse climate change and why we have reason for hope. As a behavioral scientist I know that it's critical we lead with hope if we are going to move people to change their behaviors. With hope and the tools we have cultivated globally, we can indeed overcome the climate crisis. This book will show you how to be most effective in your actions.- Sweta Chakraborty, Climate Behavioral Scientist

"In the dark night of the climate collapse and emergency, The Climate Optimist Handbook is a ray of light and hope for all of us to read for inspiration and direction. Anne Therese has created a beautiful book for the moment and tomorrow."- Paul Samuel Dolman, Host of the What Matters Most Podcast