What We’re Reading: September 2019

Midge Raymond

This opinion piece in The Guardian shows in great detail why eating animals and animal products needs to be part of the conversation about climate change.
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/aug/08/ipcc-land-climate-report-carbon-cost-meat-dairy

This opinion piece in the New York Times uses both wit and wisdom to discuss why “vegans are irrefutably on the right side of history.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/28/opinion/vegan-food.html

Jacki Skole

Muri by Ashley Shelby. Muri is one in a series of stories published by Radix Media that explore “critical contemporary issues in an imagined future.” In the case of Muri, the contemporary issue that provides the foundation for the story is climate change.

Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead by Olka Tokarczuk, a novel The New Yorker calls “an unconventional murder mystery with an environmentalist and animal-rights slant.”

American Eden by Victoria Johnson, which tells the life story of David Hosack, the doctor behind America’s first botanical garden.

John Yunker

A Home Before The End of the World
Places Journal
What does it mean when a famous novelist makes careless errors in his depiction of nature?

What does it mean when a famous novelist makes careless errors in his depiction of nature?

A Solomonic Salmonid Solution?
Andy Kerr’s Public Lands Blog
A plan for saving the Snake River salmon

Gardenland: Nature, Fantasy and Everyday Practice. A fascinating book about the evolution of our relationship with gardening in the US over the past century.