"Under the Sky We Make: How to Be Human in a Warming World"

Mar 25, 2021

Yes, the climate is warming, and yes, we human beings are causing this warming. And yes, things look very bad. But what can be done...and what can **we** do...right now? Our guest has some answers; she is Dr. Kimberly Nicholas, Associate Professor of Sustainability Science at the well-regarded Lund University in Sweden. Born and raised on a vineyard in Sonoma, California, Nicholas studied the effect of climate change on the California wine industry for her PhD at Stanford. Since then, she's published 50+ articles on climate and sustainability in leading academic journals; her research has also been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, and elsewhere. She joins us discuss her new book, "Under the Sky We Make: How to Be Human in a Warming World." Of this work, a starred review in Booklist noted: "This compelling book about climate change really packs a punch, because climate scientist Nicholas relentlessly brings things down to the personal level.... Libraries wondering if they really need another title on climate change should rest reassured; this is a realistic, accessible, and clarion call for change.... Students will enjoy Nicholas's wry observations and appreciate her approachable insights as well as her 'key take-aways' from every chapter."