Part adventure, part memoir, part policy – always exciting, The Great Unconformity: Reflections on Hope in an Imperiled World, takes you on a fun, fast-paced tour of environmental, political and spiritual issues surrounding sustainability and climate change. Kate Troll, sometimes called “the Naomi Klein of Alaska”, fills her colorful stories with humor, wisdom and hope for a brighter future.
With an eye toward the millennial generation, Troll wraps her stories with the wisdom of recognized global thinkers. From climbing Denali in Alaska to running the Grand Canyon in winter, Troll’s stories take you on an intriguing journey of discovery and inspiration. Sprinkled in between are her insights gained from more than twenty years in fish politics, coastal management and energy policy. Never far behind is the voice of an activist on the frontline of climate change, and her sense of wonder that comes from living among wilderness.
Through Troll’s examination of events we see clearly that mankind is an evolutionary force, the great disruptive unconformity. However, through her stories and insights we learn than creativity is also an evolutionary force, the great awareness unconformity. Which great unconformity will win out as the world races toward the two degree danger benchmark set by climate scientists around the world? Want to be inspired and guided on how to be part of the great awareness unconformity? Read the book as Troll is an important new voice to the now-or-never discussion on sustainability and climate change. Combining her vast Alaskan experience with her international and national work, Troll shows in her book that there is indeed hope – worldwide climate change can be tackled.
Kate Troll, a long-time Alaskan, has more than 22 years’ experience in fisheries, coastal management, and climate and energy policy. She’s been elected to local office twice. Kate is currently a regular columnist for the Alaska Dispatch News. In between, she’s climbs mountains, kayaks among whales, runs wild rivers and writes screenplays. The Great Unconformity: Reflections on Hope in an Imperiled World draws in equal measure from her full career and adventurous life.
Website: Kate Troll - Alaskan Writer
Twitter: @KateTrollAlaska (https://twitter.com/KateTrollAlaska)
Instagram: katetroll (https://www.instagram.com/katetroll/)
Amazon.com Author Page: Kate Troll
|Publisher:||MFM Publishing. (ATE Imprint.)|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)|
About the Author
Kate Troll, a long-time Alaskan, has more than 22 years' experience in climate and energy policy, coastal management, and fisheries. She's been elected to public office twice and is currently a regular columnist for the Alaska Dispatch News. In between, she climbs mountains, kayaks with the whales, runs wild rivers, and writes screenplays. The Great Unconformity draws in equal measure from her full career and adventurous life.
As Executive Director of the Alaska Conservation Voters, Kate helped draft the creation of the Alaska Renewable Energy Fund and lobbied for the Sustainable Energy Act, a comprehensive road map to generate 50% of Alaska's electrical energy from renewable sources by 2025. She served as Executive Director for United Fishermen of Alaska (nation's largest fishing organization). She also worked as a fisheries development specialist and policy analyst for the State of Alaska. Internationally, Kate was Regional Fisheries Director (North and South America) for the Marine Stewardship Council, a global eco-label program.
She was elected to public office twice, serving on the Juneau-Douglas Borough and Ketchikan Borough Assembly. Kate was appointed by Governor Palin to serve on the Alaska Climate Mitigation Advisory Board, and was the only Alaskan invited to participate in Governor Schwarzenegger's 2008 Global Climate Summit.
From 2010-2016, she wrote for the Juneau Empire and is currently a columnist for the Alaska Dispatch News. She is writing her third screenplay, Hot Ice, Cold Lies, drawing upon her activist career and wilderness adventures.
Kate has skied the Great Gorge of Ruth Glacier, run the Alsek- Tatshenshini Rivers, climbed Mount Denali and Mount Kilimanjaro, rafted through the Grand Canyon in winter, and has kayaked Alaska's outside coast on several occasions. Her explorations provide inspiration for stories that reflect her deep love of place and the wisdom to be found there.
See more at Kate Troll's website: http://www.katetroll.com/
Kate Troll at Twitter: https://twitter.com/KateTrollAlaska
Kate Troll at Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/katetroll/
Kate Troll at LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kate-troll/
Table of Contents
Table of Contents.
Table of Figures.
PART ONE INTRODUCTION.. 1
Chapter 1 — Whales, Worry, and Wonder 5
Chapter 2 — In the Time of Glaciers. 11
PART TWO ADVENTURES FAR AND DEAR. 19
Chapter 3 — In All Places Green. 19
Chapter 4—What Good is an Eagle if You Can’t Eat It?. 29
Chapter 5 — The Way of the Earth’s Elders. 37
Chapter 6 — Mountains, Missions, and Milestones. 45
Chapter 7 — Here’s to Strong Women in Sustainability. 53
Chapter 8 — Turbulent Waters. 63
Chapter 9 — Soldiers of Sustainability. 71
Chapter 10 — In Places Blue and Purple. 81
Chapter 11 — Journey into Renewal 89
Chapter 12 — The River Knows Best 97
Chapter 13 — Underdog Politics and Palin. 105
Chapter 14 — Elves Fight Back. 117
Chapter 15 — Extreme Oil = Extreme Times. 123
Chapter 16 — A Return to Whales. 133
PART THREE COMING FULL CIRCLE. 137
Chapter 17 — Earth Inc. Meets Happy Planet Index. 137
Chapter 18 — From Baked Alaska to Obama. 147
Chapter 19 — The Great Unconformity. 153
Chapter 20 — Aurora Afterword. 161
Appendix A — Top 20 Environmentally Performing Countries. APX-1
Appendix B — Principles of Eco-nomics. APX-2
Appendix C — Al Gore’s Twenty-Four Reasons for Optimism.. APX-6
Appendix D — “Corporate interests 4, Alaska Zero. Game over?”. APX-8
About the Author last page