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Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet by Bill McKibben. Alfred A Knopf Canada 2010.

My 84-year-old aunt doesn’t believe in climate change. Here’s the thing, though. Climate change is a lot like gravity. It doesn’t matter one whit whether you believe in gravity. When you jump up in the air, you’ll still land on the ground. It’s the same with climate change. You can not believe all you like, but you will still be affected.

Bill McKibben is a long-time believer. The End of Nature, now marking its 20th anniversary, was one of the first popular books to warn of world warming. While the lack-lustre, criminally negligent politicians currently running the show here in Canada continue to play the denial game, McKibben observes that it is already too late to head off serious trouble. Climate change is already well underway, and if we would avoid the very worst the need to act is ever more urgent.

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Introducing Willow Books


For a long time, I’ve kept a list of all the books I read in a year. In fact, I started my book list in April of 1991, so I’ll have 20 years of reading recorded there as of this spring. I like looking back, once in a while, and thinking about books I’ve enjoyed. The book titles are good memory prompts. Sometimes I am reminded that I should look up the author of this book or that and see what they have written lately. This year, rather than posting blog entries about books on Willow House Chronicles, I decided that I would begin a separate blog and review each book I read in 2011 as I finish it. So far, I’ve read 3 books since January 1st.

I invite you to drop by Willow Books and see what’s new. I hope that the reviews may inspire some entries for your own reading list. If you’ve read a book that is reviewed, I’d love to hear what you thought about it. Of course, all comments are welcome! To visit, click on the blog title, above. There is also a link at the top right of the Willow House Chronicles home page.

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