The Fragile Earth by David Remnick audiobook

The Fragile Earth: Writing from the New Yorker on Climate Change

Edited by David Remnick  and Henry Finder
Read by Kaleo Griffith , Gabra Zackman , and Cat Gould

HarperAudio, HarperCollins 9780063017542
18.65 Hours 1
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A New York Times New & Noteworthy Book One of the Daily Beast’s 5 Essential Books to Read Before the Election A collection of the New Yorker’s groundbreaking reporting from the front lines of climate change—including writing from Bill McKibben, Elizabeth Kolbert, Ian Frazier, Kathryn Schulz, and more Just one year after climatologist James Hansen first came before a Senate committee and testified that the Earth was now warmer than it had ever been in recorded history, thanks to humankind’s heedless consumption of fossil fuels, New Yorker writer Bill McKibben published a deeply reported and considered piece on climate change and what it could mean for the planet.  At the time, the piece was to some speculative to the point of alarmist; read now, McKibben’s work is heroically prescient. Since then, the New Yorker has devoted enormous attention to climate change, describing the causes of the crisis, the political and ecological conditions we now find ourselves in, and the scenarios and solutions we face.  The Fragile Earth tells the story of climate change—its past, present, and future—taking readers from Greenland to the Great Plains, and into both laboratories and rain forests. It features some of the best writing on global warming from the last three decades, including Bill McKibben’s seminal essay “The End of Nature,” the first piece to popularize both the science and politics of climate change for a general audience, and the Pulitzer Prize–winning work of Elizabeth Kolbert, as well as Kathryn Schulz, Dexter Filkins, Jonathan Franzen, Ian Frazier, Eric Klinenberg, and others. The result, in its range, depth, and passion, promises to bring light, and sometimes heat, to the great emergency of our age.

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Summary

An Audiofile Magazine “Best of the Year”

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

A New York Times pick of New & Noteworthy Books

A Daily Beast’s Must-Reads Pick

A New York Times New & Noteworthy Book

One of the Daily Beast’s 5 Essential Books to Read Before the Election

A collection of the New Yorker’s groundbreaking reporting from the front lines of climate change—including writing from Bill McKibben, Elizabeth Kolbert, Ian Frazier, Kathryn Schulz, and more

Just one year after climatologist James Hansen first came before a Senate committee and testified that the Earth was now warmer than it had ever been in recorded history, thanks to humankind’s heedless consumption of fossil fuels, New Yorker writer Bill McKibben published a deeply reported and considered piece on climate change and what it could mean for the planet. 

At the time, the piece was to some speculative to the point of alarmist; read now, McKibben’s work is heroically prescient. Since then, the New Yorker has devoted enormous attention to climate change, describing the causes of the crisis, the political and ecological conditions we now find ourselves in, and the scenarios and solutions we face. 

The Fragile Earth tells the story of climate change—its past, present, and future—taking readers from Greenland to the Great Plains, and into both laboratories and rain forests. It features some of the best writing on global warming from the last three decades, including Bill McKibben’s seminal essay “The End of Nature,” the first piece to popularize both the science and politics of climate change for a general audience, and the Pulitzer Prize–winning work of Elizabeth Kolbert, as well as Kathryn Schulz, Dexter Filkins, Jonathan Franzen, Ian Frazier, Eric Klinenberg, and others. The result, in its range, depth, and passion, promises to bring light, and sometimes heat, to the great emergency of our age.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Kaleo Griffith, Gabra Zackman, and Cat Gould narrate…[with] an admirable mix of insistence and calm…The narrators’ articulate, unruffled readings are essential; they keep us listening to news that must no longer be avoided…Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
“Top-shelf writers deliver urgent and compelling calls for dramatic change.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“One is appalled that we know so much and have repeatedly done so little with that knowledge, as well as simultaneously hopeful and skeptical that technological solutions can save us now.” Library Journal
“Illuminating and powerful…a memorable book with a resounding message.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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Author Bio: David Remnick

Author Bio: David Remnick

David Remnick has been the editor of the New Yorker since 1998 and a staff writer since 1992. His books include the Pulitzer Prize–winning Lenin’s Tomb: The Last Days of the Soviet Empire, King of the World: Muhammed Ali and the Rise of an American Hero, The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama, and two collections of his magazine pieces.

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Author Bio: Henry Finder

Author Bio: Henry Finder

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Science
Runtime: 18.65
Audience: Adult
Language: English