‘Hope Jahren asks the central question of our time: how can we learn to live on a finite planet? The Story of More is thoughtful, informative and – above all – essential’ Elizabeth Kolbert, author of The Sixth Extinction
Hope Jahren is an award-winning geobiologist, a brilliant writer, an inspiring teacher, and one of the seven billion people with whom we share this earth. In The Story of More, Jahren illuminates the link between human consumption habits and our imperiled planet. In short, highly readable chapters, she takes us through the science behind the key inventions – from electric power to large-scale farming and automobiles – that, even as they help us, release untenable amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. She explains the current and projected consequences of greenhouse gases – from superstorms to rising sea levels – and the actions that all of us can take to fight back.
At once an explainer on the mechanisms of warming and a lively, personal narrative given to us in Jahren’s inimitable voice,The Story of More is the essential pocket primer on climate change that will leave an indelible impact on everyone who reads it.
Review: A superb account of the deadly struggle between humanity and what may prove the only life-bearing planet within ten light years, written in a brilliantly sardonic and conversational style — E. O. Wilson
Hope Jahren is an awesome writer and scientist. Her new book, The Story of More, is captivating and compelling. She urges readers to be courageous dealing with global environmental changes and human population growth
Hope Jahren asks the central question of our time: how can we learn to live on a finite planet? The Story of More is thoughtful, informative and – above all – essential
A concise and personal yet universally applicable examination of a problem that affects everyone on planet Earth . . . [Jahren] doesn’t use scare tactics or shrill warnings . . . She clearly shows how the amount of waste created by the privileged could provide plenty for those less privileged * Kirkus Reviews *
Hope Jahren‘s compelling book uses statistics brilliantly to provoke self-examination. In sections on ‘Life’, ‘Food’, ‘Energy’ and ‘Earth’, it illuminates subjects from population growth to melting glaciers * Nature *
Author Biography: Hope Jahren is an award-winning scientist who has been pursuing independent research in paleobiology since 1996. Recognized by Time in 2016 as one of the 100 most influential people in the world, she is the recipient of three Fulbright Awards and served as a tenured professor at the University of Hawaii in Honolulu from 2008 to 2016, where she built the isotope geobiology laboratories. She currently holds the J. Tuzo Wilson professorship at the University of Oslo, Norway.