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How Are We Going to Explain This: Our Future on a Hot Earth

Jelmer Mommers

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

An international bestseller, the first climate book that doesn't leave the reader depressed: realistic and hopeful, witty and clarifying


'At a time when despair, malign fabrication and partisanship are combining to prevent vital action, How Are We Going To Explain This is a much-needed, joyful, clear and practical companion. Read this - it could save your planet. Give it to your friends and colleagues - it's their planet, too.' A.L. Kennedy

'There's a new story in the making, one in which the consequences of our actions add up - and every contribution is meaningful.'

If climate change is the biggest threat humanity has ever faced, then why are we doing so little? Will the corona pandemic make it worse or better? And where do we go from here?

Drawing on the latest climate science, Jelmer Mommers helps you find hope in the midst of the climate crisis. He describes how we got here, what possible futures await us, and how you can help to truly make a difference.

'Climate change is a story so often told in the future tense. But Mommers roots it firmly in the present. The problem, the consequences and the solution - right here, right now.'
Leo Hickman, editor of Carbon Brief

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Praise for How Are We Going to Explain This: Our Future on a Hot Earth

  • 'I'm not exaggerating when I say this is one of the most important books I've read this year.' - Utopia for Realists

  • 'As a journalist, Jelmer Mommers has broken important stories about how we got in our current climate mess; as a

  • thinker, he shows us there may still be some ways out, if we move with grace and speed. A fine account of where we

  • stand, and where we could go if we wanted to!''

  • 'Jelmer Mommer's "How Are We Going to Explain This" provides a unique take on challenge to avert a climate crisis. It

  • provides important insights into our dire situation, but it also sketches out a persuasive path forward. A must-read if

  • you want to know where we stand and what we can and must still do!' - The Hockey Stick, the Climate Wars. and The Madhouse Effect

  • 'Explaining the climate story clearly and convincingly: Jelmer Mommers can do it like no other.' - Congo

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