Climate Change Book Discussion: SAVING US
Bud Werner Memorial Library Climate Change Book Discussion: SAVING US
Thursday, January 12, 2023 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Bud Werner Memorial Library, Main Library 2nd Floor
A community conversation about climate change scientist Katharine Hayhoe's bestselling book before the author's live January 19 talk in Library Hall.
Over the past 15 years United Nations Champion of the Earth, climate scientist, and evangelical Christian Katharine Hayhoe has found that the most important thing we can do to address climate change is talk about it—and in Saving Us she wants to teach us how. Called “one of the nation’s most effective communicators on climate change” by The New York Times, Hayhoe knows how to navigate all sides of the conversation on our changing planet. A Canadian climate scientist living in Texas, she negotiates distrust of data, indifference to imminent threats, and resistance to proposed solutions with ease.
In Saving Us, Hayhoe argues that when it comes to changing hearts and minds, facts are only one part of the equation. We need to find shared values in order to connect our unique identities to collective action. This is not another doomsday narrative about a planet on fire. It is a multilayered look at science, faith, and human psychology, from an icon in her field—recently named chief scientist at The Nature Conservancy. Drawing on interdisciplinary research and personal stories, Hayhoe shows that small conversations can have astonishing results. Saving Us leaves us with the tools to open a dialogue with your loved ones about how we all can play a role in pushing forward for change.
Get the book. Join the discussion.
Anyone interested in participating is encouraged to join this inclusive conversation about Katharine Hayhoe's book. Sign up at the registration button above. We will be gathering in the library's second floor reading area, near Bud's magazines.
In addition to the regular library loan collection, Bud Werner Library has 12 extra copies of Saving Us circulating on loan at the front desk for this local program -- first come, first served. After this community book discussion at the library, Saving Us will be available as a Book Club Kit for groups to check out for individual book clubs.
If you prefer to own your own copy the book, it is available for purchase from Steamboat's independent bookstore, Off the Beaten Path.
Attend the author talk.
Katharine Hayhoe is speaking in Library Hall on Jan. 19, 2023.