The Environmentalist's Dilemma: Promise and Peril in an Age of Climate Crisis (Paperback)

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"Timely and relevant, this offers plenty to think about." -- Publishers Weekly

From the winner of the 2014 Edna Staebler Award comes a lively, intelligent and nuanced discussion of climate change -- a hopeful take on how to live knowing disaster is imminent

A compelling inquiry into our relationship with humanity's latest and greatest calamity

In The Environmentalist's Dilemma, award-winning journalist Arno Kopecky zeroes in on the core predicament of our times: the planet may be dying, but humanity's doing better than ever. To acknowledge both sides of this paradox is to enter a realm of difficult decisions: Should we take down the government, or try to change it from the inside? Is it okay to compare climate change to Hitler? Is hope naive or indispensable? How do you tackle collective delusion? Should we still have kids? And can we take them to Disneyland?

Inquisitive and relatable, Kopecky strikes a rare note of optimistic realism as he guides us through the moral minefields of our polarized world. From start to finish, The Environmentalist's Dilemma returns to the central question: How should we engage with the story of our times?

About the Author


Arno Kopecky is an environmental journalist and author whose dispatches from four continents have appeared in the Globe and Mail, The Walrus, the Literary Review of Canada, Reader's Digest, and others. His last book, The Oil Man and the Sea, chronicled the battle to keep oil tankers out of British Columbia's Great Bear Rainforest and was shortlisted for the 2014 Governor General's Award. He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781770416093
ISBN-10: 1770416099
Publisher: ECW Press
Publication Date: October 19th, 2021
Pages: 254
Language: English