Facing the Change: Personal Encounters with Global Warming

Facing the Change: Personal Encounters with Global Warming

by Steven Pavlos Holmes (Editor)

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ISBN-13: 9781937226275
Publisher: Torrey House Press
Publication date: 10/15/2013
Pages: 173
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Steven Pavlos Holmes, Ph.D., is an independent scholar, editor, and educator in the environmental humanities, with a special interest in people's personal experiences of the natural world. His first book, The Young John Muir: An Environmental Biography , won the Modern Language Association's Prize for Independent Scholars, and he has presented papers and workshops at numerous academic and literary conferences. He earned a doctorate in American cultural history from Harvard University, has taught both at Harvard and at the Cambridge (Mass.) Center for Adult Education, and has worked on innovative projects with The Wilderness Society and Massachusetts Audubon’s Boston Nature Center. He currently lives, gardens, and watches birds in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, with his partner Carlene Pavlos and their cat, Millet.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I Observations

1 Strangely Warmed 6

About the Weather Harry Smith

Snowshoe Hare Roxana Robinson

On the Eve of the Invasion of Iraq Todd Davis

Be Prepared to Evacuate Tara L. Masih

Weather Weirding, 2012 Barbara Crooker

A Guest in the House Paul Sohar

The Things We Say When We Say Goodbye Alan Davis

2 Species Out of Joint 27

Search Margarita Engle

To Wit, to Woo Kathryn Miles

Winter Visions Paul Sohar

Trees of Fire and Rust Margaret Hammitt-McDonald

Burning to Zero Carla A. Wise

A Jungle for My Backyard Golda Mowe

3 Bearing Witness 57

Edged off Existence Audrey Schulman

Ursus Maritimus Horribilis Diane Gage

Thin Line Between Marybeth Holleman

Polar Bears J. R. Solonche

Part II Generations

4 The Gifts We're Giving Our Children 74

Learning Their Names as They Go Kristin Berger

The Darkness Lilace Mellin Guignard

The Innocence of Ice Jamie Sweitzer Brandstadter

Annapolis Bus Ride Julie Dunlap

The Last Days Dane Cervine

5 Future Imperfect 87

The Last Snow in Abilene Benjamin Morris

Blue Sky Penny Harter

After Jo Salas

First Day at School Katerina Stoykova-Klemer

A Small Sedition Ellen Bihler

Tiny Black Rocks Rachel M. Augustine

Part III Revolutions

6 Twistings 107

Late Night News Malaika Bang Albrecht

The Wind Jim O'Donnell

A Shocking Admission of Heroic Fantasy Jill Riddell

The Watcher Susan Palmer

Hopeless for Today Helen Sanchez

Wrath of Human upon Gaia Quynh Nguyen

7 Turnings 125

Strand Sonnets Kathryn Kirkpatrick

Beyond Denial Willow Fagan

Glooscap Makes America Known to the Europeans Sydney Landon Plum Charlie Krause

Doing Work, Causing Change Monica Woelfel

How to Be a Climate Hero Audrey Schulman

Coda 159

The Lucky Ones Penny Harter

The Angels Are Rebelling Barbara Crooker

About the Authors 162

Acknowledgments 172

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susanibird More than 1 year ago
climate change has frustrated, scared, appalled, overwhelmed, and ultimately immobilized me. I didn't want to read any more about the subject--and then I began reading this collection anyway. within its pages I found expression of my myriad thoughts and feelings, and I realized what I'm experiencing is exactly the same as countless others, and that to be immobilized by the sheer enormity of what we're facing is not our only option. although I agree with marybeth holleman that "my dawn of recognition came precisely at nightfall," at least the recognition has arrived. when I finished reading this collection I felt empowered, and was better informed. I have a greater grasp of what is happening, a stronger belief in my own path, and most importantly, a determination to use my voice--and hands and feet--instead of sitting in mute immobility. the stark realities presented here are, in their bare honesty, both validating and empowering. read this book and pass the word along. help more of us get un-stuck.