Publication Date: 01/10/2011 ISBN: 9781844677443 Category:

I’m with the Bears

Bill McKibben, Margaret Atwood, Paolo Bacigalupi, Mark Martin

Publisher: Verso Books
Publication Date: 01/10/2011 ISBN: 9781844677443 Category:
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The size and severity of the global climate crisis is such that even the most committed environmentalists can drift into a state of denial. The award-winning writers collected here have made it their task to shake off this nagging disbelief, bringing the incomprehensible within our grasp and shaping an emotional response to mankind’s unwitting creation of a tough new planet. From T. C. Boyle’s account of early eco-activists, to Nathaniel Rich’s comic fantasy about a marine biologist haunted by his youth, and David Mitchell’s vision of a near future where oil sells for $800 a barrel-these ten provocative, occasionally chilling, sometimes satirical stories bring a human reality to disasters of inhuman proportions.
Royalties from the sale of I’m with the Bears will go to, an international grassroots movement working to reduce the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere.

Publisher Review

"10 authors at the top of their game, tackling the most pressing issue of our generation." - New Internationalist "The stories dazzle the reader with their imaginative range and depth."-Independent "The line-up of mostly British and North American talent is impressive - TC Boyle, Toby Litt, David Mitchell - and while they sometimes bash you around the head with a blunt instrument (Nathaniel Rich), the best are fierce and fearless, including Helen Simpson's acerbic, apocalyptic Diary Of An Interesting Year" - Metro "All the writing in this volume is excellent." - The Times (Saturday Review) "The high point for me was Paolo Bacigalupi's The Tamarisk Hunter ... More than any other story in the collection, it makes climate change feel real." - New Scientist "A wonderful idea." - Daily Mail "About what might happen if our worst nightmares come true." - Evening Standard

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