DIANNE DUMANOSKI is an award-winning journalist who writes on environmental issues and is the coauthor of Our Stolen Future. She lives in Massachusetts. From the Hardcover edition.
Remarkable . . . lucid . . . unsensational. . . . With personable authority, she makes the case for familiar environmentalist prescriptions as well as-which will surprise many-much that is usually considered culturally conservative (indeed, this isn't an ideologically progressive tract at all). She concisely and trenchantly questions globalization's effects on agriculture and traditional emergency preparedness. She cautions against trusting technology to handle all emergent catastrophes but for faith in what humanity outstandingly proved in the hundreds of millennia of dire weather before the long summer; namely, its prodigious adaptiveness. The popular environmental book of the year? Could be, and of many more to come. --Booklist, starred review A passionate, precise account of climate change and a persuasive strategy for dealing with 'Nature's return to center stage as a critical player in human history.'... Insightful. . . . Convincing. --Kirkus Dianne Dumanoski understands, as few have, the scale of the changes coming at us from our warming planet, and the scale of the changes we must make in return. A timely book, and a deep one! --Bill McKibben, author of Deep Economy A splendid book. We cannot now stop global change, but we can adapt and survive. Crucial to survival is the need to understand our planet, and Dianne Dumanoski's powerful book is the best guide that I have seen. It is a delight to read and clearly written in the best tradition of great American journalism. --James Lovelock, author of The Revenge of Gaia Lyrically, luminously, Dumanoski has summoned up such a display of scientific and historical perspective that finally we are able . . . to confront the enormity of the cultural transformation we must now make. A work of great wisdom and insight and, I would add, courage, her book commands our attention. --James Gustave Speth, author of The Bridge at the Edge of the World There is perhaps no book that provides such a perceptive analysis of the cultural hurdles we are facing to create a sustainable future. There is also no book that combines this perspective with rigorous scientific information regarding the immense challenges of climate change. This book is a tour de force-providing hope in the midst of sobering news. Dianne Dumanoski has created a classic. --Mary Evelyn Tucker, cofounder of the Forum on Religion and Ecology Dianne Dumanoski makes it clear that we are facing a planetary emergency driven by climate change. She then asks the question that political leaders everywhere should be asking, namely, Can we harness the economy to a mission that goes beyond the accumulation of wealth? Thoughtful, insightful, and deeply informative. --Lester R. Brown, author of Plan B 3.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization The End of the Long Summer provides a startlingly honest point of entry into a future that is as uncertain as it is threatening. Dumanoski makes clear that we need to change not just our technologies but our fundamental worldview if we are to survive as a coherent civilization. --Ross Gelbspan, author of The Heat Is On and Boiling Point Dianne Dumanoski transforms the daunting complexities of our planetary emergency into a lucid, fascinating, and compelling book. With impeccable thoroughness she converts a wealth of information into an easy-to-read thriller. I couldn't put it down. --Theo Colborn, coauthor of Our Stolen Future From the Hardcover edition.