Riders on the Storm: The Climate Crisis and the Survival of Being


by Alastair McIntosh

‘One of the world’s leading environmental campaigners’ BBC TV

‘This should be the end of any Scottish complacency…Alastair conveys a heartfelt case for doing whatever you can, with succumbing to burnout and toxic indispensability’ Eco-Congregation Scotland

‘This is a very good book because it is balanced and positive. There is no despair here…[it] is welcome because it is free from the hysterical emotions commonly evident on both sides of the climate change debate’Alan Massie, The Scotsman

Paperback: 243 pages

Publisher: Birlinn Ltd., 2020

Language: English

1 in stock

Climate change is the greatest challenge to humankind today. While the coronavirus sheds a light on the vulnerability of our interconnected world, the effects of global warming will be permanent, indeed catastrophic, without a massive shift in human behaviour.

Writer, scholar and broadcaster Alastair McIntosh sums up the present knowledge and shows that conventional solutions are not enough. In rejecting the blind alleys of climate change denial, exaggeration and false optimism, he offers a scintillating discussion of ways forward. Weaving together science, politics, psychology and spirituality, this guide examines what it takes to make us riders on the storm.

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Dimensions 12.8 × 2.1 × 19.8 cm

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