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Beyond Climate Grief: A journey of love, snow, fire and an enchanted beer can

How do we find courage when climate change overwhelms us?

In this magical, often funny and deeply moving personal story, award-winning science reporter Jonica Newby explores how to navigate the emotional turmoil of climate change.

After researching what global warming will do to the snow country she loves, Newby plummeted into a state of profound climate grief. And if she was struggling, she wondered, how was everyone else coping? What should parents tell their anxious kids? How might we all live our best lives under the weight of this fearsome knowledge? Then reality outstripped imagination as her family was swept up in the apocalyptic 2019‒20 fires.

Featuring illuminating conversations with singer–songwriter Missy Higgins, and comedians Charlie Pickering and Craig Reucassel, the wisdom of business leader Mike Cannon-Brookes, practical advice from psychological and scientific experts, and incredible accounts from everyday heroes, plus inspiring stories from the climate strike kids, Beyond Climate Grief provides guidance and emotional sustenance to help us face the uncertainties ahead.

It reminds us of the love, beauty and wonder in the world, even amidst disaster. And how we all have a touch of epic hero inside.

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PRODUCT DETAILS

  • Title: Beyond Climate Grief: A journey of love, snow, fire and an enchanted beer can
  • Author: Jonica Newby
  • Publisher: NewSouth Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781742236834
  • Length: 234.0 millimetre
  • Width: 153.0 millimetre
  • Subtitle: A journey of love, snow, fire and an enchanted beer can
  • Format: PaperBack
  • Category: Environment
  • Publication Date: 01/03/2021
  • Pages: 256

RATINGS & REVIEW

14/04/2021 1:14:52 AM - Gary
Heart wrenching, funny and really really important
I was worried this might be a bit flippant and pointless, but Newby manages to walk a line between personal rambling and insightful analysis of the biggest problem civilisation has ever faced. As an animal and wildlife lover I have found myself feeling more and more anxious and helpless as global ecosystems are pushed to the edge and our Governments just keep pushing. Anybody who has ever felt a sense of solastalgia should read this. It’s a very important book for our time.
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22/03/2021 1:28:30 PM - Chris
Oh how it made me think ...
This deeply personal, deeply felt book by experienced scientific journalist, writer and presenter Jonica Newby made me laugh, cry and think ... oh how it made me think. About tipping points, and the last 18 months of fire, virus and now flooding rains ... of my kids and their mates, and how I'd perhaps not grasped what the issues were (though we do have solar panels on our newly renovated home), and the urgency of those issues. Please read this book, and share it with friends. And think, and do ...
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6/03/2021 10:33:40 AM - Lester
The writer is an experienced science journalist who has written about & broadcast on Climate Change for 2 decades. This is her emotional, funny, heartbreaking journey through grief about the future of our planet home, and to the other side!
The journalist Jonica Newby set out to write a book about our emotional responses to climate change and how we deal with them, as our planet warms, our Great Barrier Reef dies, the Arctic melts, and extreme weather events happen more and more often. But for Jonica Newby this was personal. Her beloved snow fields were disappearing, summer by summer. And then events overtook her altogether! In summer 2019/20 - it seemed as though the whole south eastern corner of Australia - an area the size of England - was ablaze. Including the town where family lived - which made headlines all around the world as it burned! As a good journalist should, she headed to where the disaster was unfolding to talk to survivors - the people who fought and held back the flames; the people who watched in horror as their homes burned. The result - this powerful, funny, moving - and finally optimistic, book. Read it! You will not be disappointed.
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7/03/2021 3:04:27 PM - Louisa
Funny, poignant & empowering
Beyond Climate Grief is moving, funny, poignant and empowering. Not depressing at all. Having read the book, I feel I am not alone in my worry about the world's lack of urgent action on climate change and I am also reassured there are plenty of ordinary and courageous people who can make a real difference. Highly recommended.
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