Author: Eric Wright
Genre: Environmental Non-Fiction
Page Count: 270
Word Count: 72,000
Library of Congress Control Number: 2023949078
Be a Climate Warrior is a motivational climate change toolkit designed to empower individuals to contribute to broader climate solutions while reducing their personal emissions.
Be a Climate Warrior is an information-driven, nonfiction book about climate change and American society. It is a motivational climate change toolkit that provides individuals guidance on how to contribute to broader climate initiatives while reducing their own carbon footprints. The book casts a blacklight over one’s life and their connection to society, illuminating the carbon-scrubbing opportunities that lurk everywhere.
The book contains two primary elements. Half of the chapters include excerpts and stories that are designed to empower individuals to establish broader roles in the climate battle. Some of these excerpts and stories are, for example, an introduction to the physical scale of the Earth's climate system and society's emissions, a toolkit for communicating with climate deniers, a story about the corruption within Missouri state government and the implications for the coal industry in the United States, and a message from a centenarian who is a lifelong environmentalist and historian.
The other chapters present 30 recommended actions that contain practical advice for how the average American can reduce their individual carbon footprint by roughly 40%. These 30 recommended actions are the detailed version of the 30 actions on the website CarbonCurb.com, where you can use the online carbon footprint calculator to calculate your unique personal emissions and interactively reduce them. As part of your climate toolkit, the website makes this book more interactive.
Overall, Be a Climate Warrior delivers a broader message inspiring the reader to interface with society for the benefit of our climate. You can embark on the journey of becoming a climate warrior by altering your lifestyle, confronting corporations, and becoming more politically engaged. Small steps, smaller footprints. We're all in this together.