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Back to September, 2022

Climate Action Book Club: Tales of Two Planets at Virtual

Monday, September 26, 2022 - 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Audience: Adults/ Older Adults

Categories: Green/Environment, Book Club/Discussion

Join us for a discussion of Tales of two planets : stories of climate change and inequality in a divided world edited by John Freeman. Request a physical copy here. "Building from his acclaimed anthology Tales of Two Americas, beloved writer and editor John Freeman draws together some of our greatest writers from around the world to help us see how the environmental crisis is hitting some of the most vulnerable communities where they live. In the past five years, John Freeman, previously editor of Granta, has launched a celebrated international literary magazine, Freeman's, and compiled two acclaimed anthologies that deal with income inequality as it is experienced, first in New York and then throughout the United States. In the course of this work, one major theme has come up repeatedly: how climate change is making already dire inequalities much worse, devastating further the already devastated. The effects of global warming are especially disruptive in less well-off nations, sending refugees to the US and elsewhere in the wealthier world, where they often encounter the problems that perennially face outsiders: lack of access to education, health care, decent housing, employment, and even basic nutrition. But the problems of climate change are not restricted to those from the less developed world. American citizens are suffering too, as the stories of distress resulting from recent hurricanes testify: People who can't sell their home because the building is on a flood plain, people who get displaced and cannot find work, and more. And this doesn't even take on board the situation in much of the Caribbean, or south of the Rio Grande in Mexico and Central America."-- Provided by publisher. Register in advance for this meeting: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEtf-qvqz4pHdWjlI13swtjPiTkImVtIytW  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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