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    Katharine Wilkinson 'Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming; December 10th @ 7 am PST

    Drawdown
    Katharine Wilkinson
    The 100 most substantive solutions to reverse global warming, based on meticulous research by leading scientists and policymakers around the world...
    In the face of widespread fear and apathy, an international coalition of researchers, professionals, and scientists have come together to offer a set of realistic and bold solutions to climate change. One hundred techniques and practices are described here—some are well known; some you may have never heard of. They range from clean energy to educating girls in lower-income countries to land use practices that pull carbon out of the air. The solutions exist, are economically viable, and communities throughout the world are currently enacting them with skill and determination. If deployed collectively on a global scale over the next thirty years, they represent a credible path forward, not just to slow the earth’s warming but to reach drawdown, that point in time when greenhouse gases in the atmosphere peak and begin to decline. These measures promise cascading benefits to human health, security, prosperity, and well-being—giving us every reason to see this planetary crisis as an opportunity to create a just and livable world.
     
    Dr. Katharine Wilkinson is an author, strategist, and teacher, working to heal the planet we call home. She is Vice President of Communication & Engagement at the nonprofit Project Drawdown and was the lead writer of Drawdown — the New York Times bestseller on climate solutions. The Boston Globe dubbed Katharine’s first book, Between God & Green, “a vitally important, even subversive, story” for its exploration of climate change and evangelical Christianity. Known for her work at the intersection of climate, gender equality, and women’s leadership, Katharine’s TED Talk on the topic has more than 1.5 million views. She currently advises on Mary Robinson’s feminist climate podcast, Mothers of Invention, and is co-editing an anthology of women’s climate wisdom with Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson. In 2019, TIME featured Katharine as one of 15 “women who will save the world.” She speaks, moderates, and facilitates across diverse forums, including National Geographic, Skoll World Forum, and the United Nations. Katharine holds a doctorate in Geography & Environment from Oxford, where she was a Rhodes Scholar, and resides in Atlanta, Georgia.
     

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     Earth Emotions by Glenn Albrecht - Coming in 2020!

    earth emotions

    As climate change and development pressures overwhelm the environment, our emotional relationships with Earth are also in crisis. Pessimism and distress are overwhelming people the world over. In this maelstrom of emotion, solastalgia, the homesickness you have when you are still at home, has become, writes Glenn A. Albrecht, one of the defining emotions of the twenty-first century.

    Earth Emotions examines our positive and negative Earth emotions. It explains the author's concept of solastalgia and other well-known eco-emotions such as biophilia and topophilia. Albrecht introduces us to the many new words needed to describe the full range of our emotional responses to the emergent state of the world. We need this creation of a hopeful vocabulary of positive emotions, argues Albrecht, so that we can extract ourselves out of environmental desolation and reignite our millennia-old biophilia—love of life—for our home planet. To do so, he proposes a dramatic change from the current human-dominated Anthropocene era to one that will be founded, materially, ethically, politically, and spiritually on the revolution in thinking being delivered by contemporary symbiotic science.

     
    Glenn Albrecht
    Glenn Albrecht retired as professor of sustainability at Murdoch University in Perth, Western Australia in June 2014. He was at the University of Newcastle as Associate Professor of Environmental Studies until December 2008. He is an environmental philosopher with both theoretical and applied interests in the relationship between ecosystem and human health, broadly defined. He pioneered the research domain of 'psychoterratic' or earth-related mental health and emotional conditions with his concept of 'solastalgia' or the lived experience of negative environmental change. Solastalgia has become accepted worldwide as a key concept in understanding the impact of negative environmental change in academic, creative arts, social impact assessment and legal contexts. 

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    How It All Started...

    As you may be aware, the Charter for Compassion established a Compassion Book Club inspired by and built around Karen Armstrong’s Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life. Many of our members have formed book clubs and discussion groups surrounding this important work. Now, we would like to invite you to join us in the books we've selected for our All-Charter-Book-Read, called The Global Read.

    How will this work?

    We will select several books each year. Members can read these books individually, host book clubs, form discussion groups, etc. in our various and wide-spread places of residence. We will allocate several weeks for the reading of each book and then have the authors of the book lead an on-line discussion of their work as well as address questions generated by the audience. To participate in these conversations you'll need to register for the conference call. The link will be sent to you once you sign up to participate. If you cannot join the author and guests live, please send your questions in advance to this email address. The recording will be available on the Charter website for viewing at a later time and date.

    We are excited to be continuing this compassionate literary venture, and we look forward to your participation! Tell your friends. Bring them along for the discussion. Let’s read!
     
    We encourage you to make your purchases through your local bookstore. However, if you plan to order your books from Amazon - please use Amazon Smile and select the Charter for Compassion as your charitable organization of choice.
     
     
    Compassion Book Club - Charter for Compassion
     
    In this important and thought-provoking work, Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life, Karen Armstrong - one of the most original thinkers on the role of religion in the modern world - provides an impassioned and practical guide to helping us make the world a more compassionate place.
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