Some articles I've written recently, and a few other updates on my work.
The right solution by and for young people and listening to the IPCC press conference this week that started and finished on HOPE.
Everyone should do their research on this synthesis https://www.ipcc.ch/2023/03/20/press-release-ar6-synthesis-report/
We all live and work to make things better for everyone and those with vision and energy do their bit.
Adaptation and mitigation ain’t going to happen without us all.
Go Hanna Ritchie!
I've been reading your work in the Washington post. Great stuff. I look forward to the book. Couple thoughts: in my last book BREAKPOINT: Reckoning with America's Environmental Crises (Yale,) we talk with Wm. Nordhaus and discuss how the built world is impacted by various hurricane strengths. The discussion reminded me of what you say about earthquakes. (Nordhaus won the Nobel for environmental economics, of course.) And also our chapters on Katrina and natural disasters which follow the classic theme: Nature does not strike humans. Humans strike nature first, ie bad buildings, cities built in the wrong place, removing mangroves and marshes and barriers to sea level rise and tsunamis, etc. Anyway, the book sounds really good, the sooner the better. Put us down for a review copy and we can also do an interview. And please check out HOT GLOBE and give us a recommendation on your own Stack if you'd like. You're in good company with Revkin and McKibben, thanks.
That's a great definition of the kind of climate optimism we need. I'm trying to build a substack on this exact approach. We need a real dogged determination for a better future - because it will take work to get there and it will only happen if we keep going.
Best of luck with the book!
You are da bomb, Hannah.
I’m just adding an enthusiastic “ditto” to the preceding comments!
Hannah: I simply don't understand how you can be so prolific. And how your work can be so consistently excellent and useful. I'll preorder the book when possible and kudos!
Hannah, I am looking forward to your book! The world needs more realistic positive energy! Thanks for putting your heart into translating science into motivating messages. I have shared your work with my children who are in their twenties--they need hope and are searching for direction in which to focus their efforts.