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The Book of Hope

A Survival Guide for Trying Times (Global Icons Series)

by Jane Goodall, Douglas Abrams

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The Book of Hope by Jane Goodall, Douglas Abrams
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    Oct 2021, 272 pages

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Filled with sage reflections and interesting anecdotes, Jane Goodall and Douglas Abrams' The Book of Hope is a thoughtful and inspiring discussion of how to find hope in times that seem hopeless.

Cataclysmic floods. Unprecedented heat waves and protracted droughts. Devastating wildfires breaking out across the globe, even in the Arctic Circle. A dire report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change detailing the catastrophic consequences of a rapidly warming Earth—and the narrowing window of opportunity we have left in which to act.

After a summer of bad news for the planet, the very idea of hope may seem quaint, naïve, even out of touch. Despair, sadness, anger and foreboding all seem more suited to the times. Indeed, in a recent landmark study on attitudes about climate change, over three-quarters of young people aged 16 to 25 reported feeling negative emotions about the future, including fear, anxiety and hopelessness.

Yet as Goodall and Abrams stress in The Book of Hope, hope is not mere wishful thinking or blind denial. Nor is it a luxury we can no ...

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