The Story of More: How We Got to Climate Change and Where to Go from Here

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From the bestselling author of Lab Girl comes a slim, urgent missive on the defining issue of our time: here is Hope Jahren on climate change, our timeless pursuit of more, and how the same human ambition that got us here can also be our salvation.

Hope Jahren is an award-winning geobiologist, a brilliant writer, and one of the seven billion people with whom we share this earth. The Story of More is her impassioned open letter to humanity as we stand at the crossroads of survival and extinction. Jahren celebrates the long history of our enterprising spirit—which has tamed wild crops, cured diseases, and sent us to the moon—but also shows how that spirit has created excesses that are quickly warming our planet to dangerous levels. In short, highly readable chapters, she takes us through the science behind the key inventions—from electric power to large-scale farming and automobiles—that, even as they help us, release untenable amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. She explains the current and projected consequences of greenhouse gases—from superstorms to rising sea levels—and shares the science-based tools that could help us fight back. At once an explainer on the mechanisms of warming and a capsule history of human development, The Story of More illuminates the link between our consumption habits and our endangered earth. It is the essential pocket primer on climate change that will leave an indelible impact on everyone who reads it.

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  • Kelly

    One-sixth of the global population uses ⅓ of the world’s energy and half the world’s electricity. They’re responsible for ⅓ of the world’s carbon dioxide emissions, ⅓ of the world’s me...

  • David Wineberg

    A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down is a concise description of The Story of More. Hope Jahren has written a passionate, direct and searing indictment of what Man has made of this planet in...

  • Steve

    A beautiful (yet terrible) little book, well worth reading ... and sharing. A sobering yet accessible and empathetic introduction ... a gentle yet jarring dipping of one's toe into the water ... on cl...

  • Heather

    I received an early release copy of The Story of More by Hope Jahren.In her latest book, The Story of More, Hope Jahren provides all the warning sirens people paying attention would expect in a book o...

  • Patricia Murphy

    I had the great privilege of reading The Story of More by Hope Jahren over the same course of days as reading We are the Weather by Jonathan Safran Foer, and finishing them both on the 50th anniversar...

  • Mary

    Readers who enjoyed “Lab Girl” as much as I did will welcome Hope Jahren’s new book, “The Story of More,” which examines the threats that our consumption of fossil fuels and our growing popu...

  • Kate

    thoroughly impressed by Jahren’s work. I appreciate the time she put in to define climate science research, provide resources, and make those connections to a drastically changing world in her lifet...

  • Lady Brainsample

    I really appreciate a book that can discuss Really Big Problems in an approachable way. Climate change is one of those Really Big Problems that is super overwhelming in scope. The author tackles this ...

  • Onceinabluemoon

    This probably should be five stars, but it’s so disturbing I don’t want to dwell on its many topics. I have read similar books this last month and every time I ponder this it breaks my heart, espe...

  • Madison Mclauchlan

    I thoroughly enjoyed this - it was so accessible and well-researched, and I learned so much about agricultural industry and how it’s changed the environment. Also a great treatise on why cars suck! ...