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Hell and High Water: Climate Change, Hope and the Human Condition Paperback – June 1, 2008
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I read Hell and High Water in a day, and it IS - simply - the best on the topic of climate change. As a scientist, I appreciate the author's faithfulness to the science, his straight talk on the technological options, the clearer-eyed perspective on the politics surrounding energy and climate change, and Mr. McIntosh's analysis of our violent consumer culture. I also honor his utter honesty, his own story of loss and pain woven subtly throughout the book, the lack of pretense about how "clean" and green we all are (and can be) in this messy world. Maybe most of all, I appreciate his call for a return to soul. Maybe that won't save our skin - but it will save our humanity.
Read it! Then give it to your friend, your parents, your children, your boss and colleagues. Give it to everyone for Christmas and their birthdays. Give it to someone who needs to be reminded of their soul - come Hell or High Water!
Knowing at least some of Alastair's activist work, in his native Scotland as well as internationally, he brings to mind a combination of Wendell Berry, Ivan Illich and Mahatma Gandhi. In addition, while writing Hell and High Water, he seems like a mad archaeologist with an oversized shovel digging for clues to help him better understand our present predicament; in the process he churned up an impressive amount of ground. The roadmap he draws for the future is a refreshing addition to other writers' proposed solutions.
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There are by now quite a few books on climate change. What sets Alistair McIntosh apart from the rest is his personal almost autobiographical touch. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Thomas
Hell and High Water: Climate Change, Hope and the Human Condition, by Alastair McIntosh, Birlinn, Edinburgh, 2008, 304 ff
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Alastair McIntosh rose to prominence with his thought provoking Soil and Soul. In his latest offering, commissioned by an editor at Birlinn publishing, the aim was to stimulate... Read morePublished on March 26, 2012 by S Wood