What If We Stopped Pretending? Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
The climate change is coming. To prepare for it, we need to admit that we can’t prevent it.
‘If you care about the planet, and about the people and animals who live on it, there are two ways to think about this. You can keep on hoping that catastrophe is preventable, and feel ever more frustrated or enraged by the world’s inaction. Or you can accept that disaster is coming, and begin to rethink what it means to have hope.’
The honesty and realism of Jonathan Franzen’s writings on climate have been widely denounced and just as widely celebrated. Here, in his definitive statement on the subject, Franzen confronts the world’s failure to avert destabilising climate change and takes up the question: Now what?
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|Listening Length||49 minutes|
|Audible.com.au Release Date||21 January 2021|
|Best Sellers Rank|| 112,752 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
236 in Literary Essays
589 in Environment
797 in Nature & Ecology (Audible Books & Originals)
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So there we have it. This is the kind of rant you might have heard from a man in the pub. Pithy. Well written. But it's an opinion piece - not a book. Franzen could have helped the planet by sending this out as a free email. Meanwhile I'm still waiting for the next novel. Oh well. I still love The Corrections.