Great Tide Rising

Towards Clarity and Moral Courage in a Time of Planetary Change

Author: Kathleen Dean Moore

Publisher: Catapult

ISBN: 1619027569

Category: Social Science

Page: 358

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“A clarion call to summon the moral courage to ‘rage against the dying’ of the Earth . . . impassioned and well-reasoned.” —Kirkus Reviews Even as seas rise against the shores, another great tide is beginning to rise—a tide of outrage against the pillage of the planet, a tide of commitment to justice and human rights, a swelling affirmation of moral responsibility to the future and to Earth’s fullness of life. Philosopher and nature essayist Kathleen Dean Moore takes on the essential questions: Why is it wrong to wreck the world? What is our obligation to the future? What is the transformative power of moral resolve? How can clear thinking stand against the lies and illogic that batter the chances for positive change? What are useful answers to the recurring questions of a storm-threatened time? What can anyone do? Is there any hope? And what stories and ideas will lift people who deeply care, inspiring them to move forward with clarity and moral courage? Great Tide Rising is a powerful call to action from “a writer whose senses, heart, generosity, and intellect open in every direction” (Jane Hirshfield).

Rooted and Rising

Voices of Courage in a Time of Climate Crisis

Author: Leah D. Schade,Margaret Bullitt-Jonas

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1538127776

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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Rooted and Rising is an edited volume intended for readers who are concerned about the climate crisis and who thirst for the wisdom and spiritual resources of fellow pilgrims grappling with despair. In anticipation of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day in 2020, authors Leah Schade and Margaret Bullitt-Jonas have assembled a volume of essays that bring together a diverse range of voices that speak to the spirituality and faith perspectives that sustain our climate activism. The book seeks to highlight individuals who have found religious practices and perspectives that renew their capacity for compassionate, purposeful, even joyful action.

Ecologies of Guilt in Environmental Rhetorics

Author: Tim Jensen

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 3030056511

Category: Social Science

Page: 161

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Environmental rhetorics have expanded awareness of mass extinction, climate change, and pervasive pollution, yet failed to generate collective action that adequately addresses such pressing matters. This book contends that the anemic response to ecological upheaval is due, in part, to an inability to navigate novel forms of environmental guilt. Combining affect theory with rhetorical analysis to examine a range of texts and media, Ecologies of Guilt in Environmental Rhetorics positions guilt as a keystone emotion for contemporary environmental communication, and explores how it is provoked, perpetuated, and framed through everyday discourse. In revealing the need for emotional literacies that productively engage our complicity in global ecological harm, the book looks to a future where guilt—and its symbiotic relationships with anger, shame, and grief—is shaped in tune with the ecologies that sustain us.

What Can I Do to Help Heal the Environmental Crisis?

Author: Haydn Washington

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000708667

Category: Science

Page: 228

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The culmination of over three decades of writing by environmental scientist and writer Haydn Washington, this book examines the global environmental crisis and its solutions. Many of us know that something is wrong with our world, that it is wounded. At the same time, we often don’t know why things have gone wrong – or what can be done. Framing the discussion around three central predicaments – the ecological, the social, and the economic – Washington provides background as to why each of these are in crisis and presents steps that individuals can personally take to heal the world. Urging the reader to accept the reality of our problems, he explores practical solutions for change such as the transition to renewable energy, rejection of climate denial and the championing of appropriate technology, as well as a readjustment in ethical approaches. The book also contains 19 ‘solution boxes’ by distinguished environmental scholars. With a focus on positive, personal solutions, this book is an essential read for students and scholars of environmental science and environmental philosophy, and for all those keen to heal the world and contribute towards a sustainable future.

The Hands-On Life

How to Wake Yourself Up and Save The World

Author: Amy E. Weldon

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1532606672

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 254

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Stressed out? Swimming in a sea of screens? Worried about our beloved, endangered earth yet uncertain how to work for change? If this sounds familiar, you're not alone. In this intelligent guide to mindfulness in the digital age, writer and teacher Amy Weldon describes how practicing life as an artist can help you wake yourself up and take back control of your attention, your money, your time, and the health of our society and our planet. Traveling from farm to protest march to classroom, and engaging a range of thinkers from Hannah Arendt to George Orwell, John Keats, and Henry David Thoreau, The Hands-On Life is a book for students and for everyone who dreams of building a better world.