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Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?

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Bill McKibben

Bill McKibben is the author of more than a dozen books, including The End of Nature, Eaarth, and Deep Economy. He is the founder of the environmental organization 350.org and was among the first to warn of the dangers of …

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Praise for Falter

‘A love letter, a plea, a eulogy and a prayer. This is Bill McKibben at his glorious best. Wise and warning, with everything on the line. Do not miss it.’ —Naomi Klein, author of The Shock Doctrine

‘No one has done more than Bill McKibben to raise awareness about the great issues of our time. Falter is an essential book―honest, far-reaching and, against the odds, hopeful.’ —Elizabeth Kolbert, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Sixth Extinction

‘I braced myself to plunge into this book about the largest and grimmest of situations our species has faced, and then I found myself racing through it, excited by the grand synthesis of innumerable scientific reports on the details of the crisis. And then at the end I saw the book as a description of a big trap with a small exit we could take, if we take heed of what Bill McKibben tells us here, and act on it.’ —Rebecca Solnit, author of A Field Guide to Getting Lost

‘It’s not an exaggeration to say that Bill McKibben has written a book so important, reading it might save your life, not to mention your home: Planet Earth. Falter is a brilliant, impassioned call to arms to save our climate from those profiting from its destruction before it’s too late. Over and over, McKibben has proven one of the most farsighted and gifted voices of our times, and with Falter he has topped himself, producing a book that, honestly, everyone should read.’ —Jane Mayer, bestselling author of Dark Money


‘The most effective environmental activist of our age. Anyone interested in making a difference can learn from McKibben.’ —Tim Flannery

‘McKibben is the world’s best green journalist.’ —Time

‘Probably the country’s most important environmentalist.’ —The Boston Globe


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