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The Environmentalist's Dilemma
Promise and Peril in an Age of Climate Crisis
By (author): Arno Kopecky
9781770416093 Paperback, Trade English General Trade SCIENCE / Global Warming & Climate Change California Oct 19, 2021
$24.95 CAD
Forthcoming 5.5 x 8.5 in 300 pages ECW Press

For readers of Ronald Wright, Rebecca Solnit, and Yuval Noah Harari, comes 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?

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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. Inquisitive and relatable, he guides us through the moral minefields of our polarized world.


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  • The Environmentalist’s Dilemma is lively, intelligent, and nuanced. As both a journalist and a father, Kopecky writes from a moderate, reasonable, and very human point of view.

  • Kopecky is the author of two previous books, including The Oil Man and the Sea, winner of the 2014 Edna Staebler Award and shortlisted for the Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize, the Governor General’s Non-Fiction Award, the Lane Anderson Award, and the Banff Mountain Book Competition for Adventure Travel.

  • Kopecky has been published in the Globe and Mail, The Walrus, Reader’s Digest, Maclean’s, The Tyee, Foreign Policy, HuffPost, and more.

  • For readers of We Are the Weather by Jonathan Safran Foer and Under a White Sky by Elisabeth Kolbert, and for readers of The Atlantic

  • Arno Kopecky was born in Germany and speaks German and Spanish.



Audience



  • Public radio listeners

  • Readers of The Atlantic

  • Readers of Rebecca Solnit

  • People who write letters to the editor and read the opinion section

  • People who watch The Daily Show and Bill Maher and want to argue with their family at Thanksgiving

  • Readers of We Are the Weather

  • Educated, middle class, liberal but not extremely left, skeptical of the ultra-woke left

  • Urban parents

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.

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