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underground_bks
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This is a powerful, intense collection of climate activist Greta Thunberg‘s speeches. I listened to this straight through, and though it is repetitive by nature, being a series of speeches, it was moving to hear back to back, especially given most of the speeches are read by Greta herself, in her earnest and furious and urgent young voice. Thank you to Libro.fm for the free listening copy!

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Sarz
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4 ⭐

I enjoyed this. Running out of water is a really scary concept, but definitely something we should be thinking more about. Although this is set in southern California, it's just as applicable here in Australia.

I liked the characters and the story, although it definitely is targeted more towards YA.

This is my #clifi pick for #booked2019
@Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage
Only one more book to go!

BarbaraTheBibliophage Good job!! ♥️📚👊🏻 1d
JanuarieTimewalker13 That‘s the one I wanted to use as my clifi, but I‘m terrible at challenges. I always end up getting sidetracked. It looks good! 1d
JennyM And particularly with the temps that are coming next week🥵 Scary stuff!!! 1d
Cinfhen Great review!!! I really didn‘t enjoy my #CliFi so im glad your pick was a good one 😃almost there🙌🏻 1d
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katrina
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Love! Lots of interesting information and just makes me want to read more about the history of Earth. The chapters at the end, about our time and the last extinction, might be my favorite.

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TheBookStacker
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Very fitting that this was delivered today. She was named times person of the year and our unfortunate leader decided to attack her for it. Shameful, she is such an inspiration for her activism and also the way she handles being bullied by the leader of the United States.

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled 🥰🥰🥰🥰 1d
MicheleinPhilly He‘s so thirsty for that honor. Pathetic prick. 1d
Patchshank I like that she has zero fucks to give on what Trump says. Cracks me up when she changes her Twitter bio to mock him. 1d
sprainedbrain He‘s really being best, isn‘t he? 🤢 1d
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Lindy
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I‘ve had this on my physical shelves since 2017, but it wasn‘t until I was able to access a library #audiobook (narrated by Brit Marling) that I finally read it. Even then, if Klein hadn‘t promised “a road map for shock resistance” and a credible plan for a safe & caring future, I wouldn‘t have been able to face the depressing subject. It‘s not long (266 p or 8 hr) and it‘s very readable. I came away with greater understanding & greater hope. ❤️

Emilymdxn I adored this book and absolutely agree about it being more hopeful than it might first seem. Naomi Klein tackles such miserable subjects but I‘ve come out of every one of her books feeling more empowered going forward, even with climate change which is no mean feat! 3d
Lindy @Emilymdxn Yes, distilled analysis plus hope are Klein‘s twin superpowers. 3d
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Battledoll
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This is a really engaging science book. It‘s very accessible to the average reader and no science background is needed to be able to follow it. Despite this, the information is still accurate and not dumbed now. It examines the current era of mass extinction by looking at the animals affected by it (some species of frogs, bats, rhinos, etc) with a chapter on each.

Battledoll I think this might throw people off who were expecting a more direct story. But I feel this actually is more accurate representation of this event. It‘s not something immediately obvious, we identify the event by the warning signs. 3d
LauraJ I just finished this too. Well worth reading. 3d
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Emilymdxn
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#top10ofthedecade #nfedition

My top ten NF reads of the decade were all books that had the capacity to be too depressing but were too important not to love, and all my hope for the future comes from writers like this speaking truth to power and sharing it with the world. I managed to keep Naomi Klein to just 2 of the 10 but the list was almost only her! Here‘s to another decade of powerful writers changing the world

Suet624 Great list!! 4d
Cinfhen Fantastic list!!! Hoping to get to some of these next year 4d
RachelO I need to read more Naomi Klein - I read No Logo back along, but haven‘t got to any of her newer ones. Hmm. Where to start? 🤔 3d
Emilymdxn @RachelO I would suggest no is not enough as a good one for understanding the political situation in the USA today, or this changes everything for a global focus on climate change. It‘s less depressing than it immediately appears I promise! 3d
RachelO @Emilymdxn Thank you! I think I‘ll try This Changes Everything next then 😊 3d
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Lindy
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The hour calls for optimism. We‘ll save pessimism for better times.
—Jean Claude Servals

Sace Beautiful picture. 5d
Cathythoughts Great quote 😁 5d
Lindy @Sace Thanks! Still have lots of photos of Japan on my phone. 🌸 5d
Lindy @Cathythoughts 😊👍 5d
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Crimson613
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Crimson613
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My plan was to check out a ton of books from the downtown library but apparently my card is expired and I lost my local library so I can't renew it...😅😅 so I went across the street to the B&N to read some stuff for a while #tmskellington #wintergames

@clwojick @staycurious

Deifio That's unfortunate! 😨 Can't you just get a new one? 5d
Crimson613 @Deifio yeah but I don't want to pay xD and since I don't live in the city I have to have my local card to renew the city card, I have til wed to magically find it 👀💦💦 5d
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