“It’s of course hard to picture climate change, because carbon dioxide is invisible – if it were brown, we would have stopped producing it long ago. Here, in a sense, are dozens of way to make it brown – to allow people to see the most important thing happening on our planet”
– Bill McKibben, founder of 350.org and author of “Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet
“This book – based on solid science and plenty of practical experience – starts from this affirmative premise: yes, we visual animals do change our minds and hearts when we see for ourselves what is or could be. Nowhere is it more important to use the power of visioning and visualization than in the context of climate change. This book shows why this is so, and how it can be done effectively and ethically. We must learn from Stephen Sheppard how to use the power of visualization, and then harness the power of seeing, to facilitate the necessary changes toward a responsible, life-affirming, and sustainable future”
– Susanne C. Moser, researcher at University of California at Santa Cruz, and co-author of “Creating a Climate for Change”
“For most people, climate change remains an abstract problem, something that isn’t tangible or that relates to their life. “Visualizing Climate Change” shows how imaginative imagery can help us to understand the problem, but can also allow us to bring solutions to life, to imagine a world that has successfully tackled this challenge. Its insights are vital”
– Rob Hopkins, Founder of Transition Network and Author of “The Transition Companion”
“This book is excellent. I’ve read many books about Climate Change and it’s something I’m quite passionate about. I am very interested in how to communicate effectively about the issue, whether it be in my classroom or just chatting with friends. That’s why I feel the book is so important. I absolutely think the book would be suitable for teachers and senior high school students.”
– Mike Richardson, Science Teacher, West Vancouver Secondary School
Want to hear more? Check out the reviews below!
Seeing Climate – In Time to Act on It, by Michael Svoboda for The Yale Forum on Climate Change and the Media
Visualizing BC’s Climate Changed Future, by Justin Ritchie for The Tyee.
With Visualizing Climate Change, “individuals can actually see for themselves the effects of climate change happening in their backyard” – Jeremy Senko for Spacing Vancouver
Professor Stephen Sheppard provides “a comprehensive effort to generate a societal response to top-down inaction on changing climate” – Scott N. Lieske, Australasian Journal of Environmental Management
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