H is for Hope

Elizabeth Kolbert


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Oneworld Publications
4 April 2024
ISBN: 9780861548668
160 pages

From the publisher

With twenty-six dazzling, interwoven pieces – one for each letter of the alphabet – Pulitzer Prize-winning author Elizabeth Kolbert creates an alternately hopeful and alarming manifesto on the climate crisis.

Climate change resists narrative – and yet we must see clearly what’s happening in our world. Millions of lives are at stake, and upwards of a million species. We must act.

'To be a well-informed citizen of Planet Earth, you need to read Elizabeth Kolbert.' ROLLING STONE

In H is for Hope, Elizabeth Kolbert investigates the history, and future, of climate change – from A, for Svante Arrhenius, who created the world’s first climate model in 1894, to Z, for Net Zero. Along the way she looks at Greta Thunberg’s ‘blah blah blah’ speech, flies an all-electric plane, experiments with the effects of extreme temperatures on the human body, and struggles with the deep uncertainty of the future.

Complemented by Wesley Allsbrook’s gorgeous, colour illustrations, H is for Hope offers an inspiring, worrying and, above all, hopeful vision for how we can still save our planet.