It’s been awhile since we did a book giveaway, but I recently got two great offers and I’m happy to announce the opportunity for you to win either of these great books. First, a quick look at the books:
This book, just released on Wednesday, looks like a stellar one, a must-read on global warming, how to help address it, and how to adapt to the inevitably different and more challenging world we will be facing in the coming decades. The author, Mark Hertsgaard, is a long-time reporter and writer with talent, experience, and plenty of acclaim.
Here’s more from the publisher’s page where you can purchase the book (linked above):
For twenty years, Mark Hertsgaard has investigated global warming for news outlets such as the New Yorker, Time, Vanity Fair, and the Nation. But the full truth did not hit home until he became a father and, soon thereafter learned that climate change had, in fact, already arrived—a century earlier than forecast—with impacts bound to worsen for decades to come. Now, Hertsgaard has written a book about how all of us—as individuals, communities, companies and countries—can navigate this unsettling new era. Taking Bill McKibben’s Eaarth to the next essential step, Hot offers examples of how we might live through the next fifty years on earth. The result is a deeply informed message of hope that will enable parents, young people, and all readers to make the best choices in the years ahead. Combining reporting from across the nation and around the world with reflections on his daughter’s future, Hertsgaard provides “pictures” of what is expected over the next fifty years: Chicago’s climate transformed to resemble Houston’s; dwindling water supplies and crop yields at home and abroad; the redesign of New York and other cities against mega-storms and sea-level rise. Above all, he shows who is taking wise, creative precautions. For in the end, Hot is a book about how we’ll survive.
Tara Lohan has been covering water, food, and environmental issues for years and is one of the most talented and insightful writers/bloggers on these matters I know. She is a senior editor at AlterNet.org and one of my colleagues over on Change.org. She’s also written a number of other notable places, such as TheNation.com, MotherJones.com, HuffingtonPost.com, and in Yes! Magazine.
In her new book, Water Matters, Tara has compiled the writings of a number of the world’s leading environmental thinkers and writers: Barbara Kingsolver, Bill McKibben, Maude Barlow, Tina Rosenberg, Sandra Postel, Elizabeth Royte, Cynthia Barnett, Wenonah Hauter, Jacques Leslie, Jeff Conant, Paula Garcia, Christina Roessler, Eleanor Sterling, Kelle Louaillier, William Waterway, Brock Dolman, Erin Vintinner, and herself.
Here’s more from the publisher (link above):
Water Matters: Why We Need to Act Now to Save Our Most Critical Resource is a call to action and a solution-focused guide to solving our global water crisis. With over 80 beautiful photographs and 17 thoughtful essays by some of the world’s leading writers, artists and activists, Water Matters will make you pause for a moment to remember the life-sustaining value of water in our daily lives, and then inspire you to do everything you can to preserve and protect our threatened water resources. Authors take on both the good and the bad — the impact of climate change on water resources, the threat of privatization, and the challenge of thirsty agriculture, as well as a growing grassroots water justice movement, tools for watershed literacy, and success stories in conservation and efficiency. This book is a must read for everyone concerned about the future of our planet.
How to Win Hot or Water Matters
Now, you’re probably wondering, how do I win a copy of one of these sweet books? It’s simple. You’ve just got to do the following:
- Like the Planetsave facebook page or follow us on twitter or follow me on StumbleUpon &
- Leave a comment on this post telling us what your favorite green action is.
If you do all three things in #1, you get your name in the hat twice! 🙂
Good luck to you. Wish I could win a free copy.