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Publisher's Summary

National Best Seller

“An optimistic view on why collective action is still possible - and how it can be realized.” (The New York Times)

“As far as heroic characters go, I’m not sure you could do better than Katharine Hayhoe.” (Scientific American)

"It’s not an exaggeration to say that Saving Us is one of the more important books about climate change to have been written." (The Guardian)

United Nations Champion of the Earth, climate scientist, and evangelical Christian Katharine Hayhoe changes the debate on how we can save our future.

Called “one of the nation's most effective communicators on climate change” by The New York Times, Katharine Hayhoe knows how to navigate all sides of the conversation on our changing planet. A Canadian climate scientist living in Texas, she negotiates distrust of data, indifference to imminent threats, and resistance to proposed solutions with ease. Over the past 15 years, Hayhoe has found that the most important thing we can do to address climate change is talk about it - and she wants to teach you how.

In Saving Us, Hayhoe argues that when it comes to changing hearts and minds, facts are only one part of the equation. We need to find shared values in order to connect our unique identities to collective action. This is not another doomsday narrative about a planet on fire. It is a multilayered look at science, faith, and human psychology, from an icon in her field - recently named chief scientist at the Nature Conservancy.

Drawing on interdisciplinary research and personal stories, Hayhoe shows that small conversations can have astonishing results. Saving Us leaves us with the tools to open a dialogue with your loved ones about how we all can play a role in pushing forward for change.

©2021 Katharine Hayhoe. All rights reserved. (P)2021 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.

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  • 2022-06-05

important book to read/listen

I appreciated Katharine Hayhoe's non judgmental approach to how to talk about climate change and bring us all together. This book isn't loaded with complicated concepts, it's accessible and meaningful to all, including and maybe especially those who know a lot and those who want, or even don't want to learn. Hear it and start, or continue, the climate conversations, wherever you are because climate matters to all of us. Well narrated by the author, great to hear the passion and compassion in her voice.

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Inspiring

This is a book that all should be listening to or reading. It's inspirational, full of valuable information and written in a way that that makes this subject of climate change and our current situation much easier to grasp .

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A must read if you love our planet

Katharine clearly articulates the reality of climate change but leaves us with a hopeful strategy

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Optimistic while realistic

Katharine Hayhoe has cred as a climate scientist, and as an Evangelical Christian she has the ability to communicate with a community containing too many climate contrarians. This book does an excellent job of explaining that we don't need to go to the opposite extremes of either despair or denial, but there are practical Creation Care options for us, at both the personal and societal/political levels. The audiobook is read by the author with her engaging style.

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  • Wendy
  • 2021-10-02

Saving ME!

Katharine’s book is the best thing I’ve found to keep me headed forward to contribute what I can to resolving the horrendous problems we’ve created. I found so many good references, ideas, and special thoughts I can use to talk with others about. It was also a bonus that Dr. Hayhoe narrated the book herself. After listening to the entire book, and some chapters more than once, I feel like Katharine and I are on the same page, a friend I can reach out to and a confidante, if I get depressed again about the state of this world. Enjoy this excellent book!

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  • David A. Renwick
  • 2021-12-23

for climate change doubters

the best book out there for climate change doubters. faces and names the doubts. focuses on "what now?"

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  • NewFishie
  • 2021-10-21

If you read one book on climate change read this!

Great overview of the science, including the (sadly) very useful debunking of climate change sceptics' theories. But, more importantly, this includes many real life examples of how the individual can get involved, raise awareness, and, most importantly, talk about it! Wonderful book and, I love that the author reads it herself!

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  • Elizabeth Mahaffey
  • 2021-09-25

optimism in a time of crisis

Anyone advocating for political lift needs to read this book. Dr. Hayhoe is seriously entertaining as well as brilliant.

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  • Kristen L
  • 2022-06-21

Loved it. It has inspired hope in me.

I loved the book “Saving Us” and am recommending it to everyone. It gave me hope and a way to talk to people about climate change and what we can do. It also helped me learn a lot about ocean warming and its effects. I will be taking positive personal action as a result of reading this book. I am thankful to the author for her generous contributions to the field.

I was surprised that the author appeared to endorse some biofuels in the book (in addition to cleaner sources like solar). This sparked my curiosity. I look forward to hearing her additional thoughts as she continues to research the subject.

I am thankful to the author for inspiring and hopeful book.

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  • Helene S.
  • 2022-05-30

excellent introduction to climate change

this is a thorough, clear and well-structured account of climate change, its impacts, and what we can do about it. an excellent introduction to the topic, but a little slow in places.

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  • Linda
  • 2022-04-06

A Must Read

Amazing book with myriad examples of hope, courage and how to move forward with realistic expectations.

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  • 2022-03-20

Fantastic

Transformational in very down-to-earth, practical ways. Wonderful. Hayhoe has written an important book for everyone.

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  • Busy Minister
  • 2022-03-05

Great book for regular people

The book discusses the challenges of climate change in a manner that is accessible to most people. It takes the topic seriously. Listeners or readers will come away with knowledge and actions that anyone can do.

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  • Marcelo
  • 2022-02-08

You have read this book before

This is a climate-change-specific version of how to win friends or seven habits, in the sense that the book presents the same advise, using climate-change-related examples.

The author makes sound arguments for hope, but it's largely understood as faith-based hope. She even quotes scripture and gospels several times.

It's an interesting read, but it's not the read I was expecting. I'm sure many people will find it useful as a guide to help their communities act.