LUCSUS Seminar: Under the Sky we make - with Kimberly Nicholas
Welcome to a LUCSUS seminar: A conversation with author Kimberly Nicholas about her new book "Under the Sky we make: how to be human in a warming world"
Join a conversation on individual “vs.” system change, climate privilege and justice, and complicated family legacies, between author Kimberly Nicholas and researcher Maja Essebo discussing Kim’s new book from Penguin Random House, “Under the Sky We Make: How to Be Human in a Warming World.”
What will it take to inspire and empower a critical mass to act in time to safeguard our climate, civilization, and the living world? In her new book, UNDER THE SKY WE MAKE, Lund University sustainability scientist Kimberly Nicholas argues that it’s a combination of facts, feelings, and action. Nicholas explores finding purpose in a warming world, combining her scientific expertise and her lived, personal experience in a way that seems fresh and deeply urgent: Agonizing over the climate costs of visiting loved ones overseas, how to find low-carbon love on Tinder, and even exploring her complicated family legacy involving supermarket turkeys.
In her astonishing book Under the Sky We Make, Nicholas does for climate science what Michael Pollan did more than a decade ago for the food on our plate: offering a hopeful, clear-eyed, and somehow also hilarious guide to effecting real change, starting in our own lives. Saving ourselves from climate apocalypse will require radical shifts within each of us, to effect real change in our society and culture. But it can be done. It requires, Dr. Nicholas argues, belief in our own agency and value, alongside a deep understanding that no one will ever hand us power–we’re going to have to seize it for ourselves.
Book excerpt from The Guardian, “Scientists need to face both facts and feelings when dealing with the climate crisis.”
Review from Maddie Stone in Grist: Cutting your carbon footprint matters a lot- if you’re rich