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Climate Lessons of “The Year Without Summer”

My review of the new book, The Year Without Summer, explores the lessons offered by the extraordinary developments of 1816, when a massive volcano spewed enough sunlight-blocking detritus into the sky to plunge much of the Northern Hemisphere into chilly darkness: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/03/02/the-year-without-summer-and-climate-change-today.html/.

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Hertsgaard’s latest book, HOT, describes how his five year old daughter and the rest of Generation Hot can cope with the massive climate impacts that are now inevitable. Packed with eyewitness reporting on existing solutions for "avoiding the unmanageable and managing the unavoidable," HOT shows how we all must think--and act--differently now in the fight against climate change. Read more

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Called "one of America’s finest reporters" by Barbara Ehrenreich, Mark Hertsgaard is the author of six books that have been translated into sixteen languages, including Earth Odyssey and On Bended Knee. He has covered climate change, politics and the media for leading media outlets around the world, including Vanity Fair, The Nation, Time, The New Yorker, NPR, L’espresso, Die Zeit and Le Monde Diplomatique.

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