Facing up to Climate Reality: Introduction to the Project
This essay lays out the premises that shape the facing up to climate reality project undertaken by Greenhouse in 2017-18. The project addressed the widening chasm between climate science and climate policy, the reasons for it, and how to bridge it.
There is an important sense in which you are what you read. In this spirit, and so that you can see where we are coming from, as well as where we are going to, we have put together a list of books that have informed and influenced us.
We have limited ourselves to ten books each and have provided you with a brief commentary. The list is fairly eclectic and should provide something for all tastes.
You can download the Green House reading list.Green House is a member of the Rapid Transition Alliance, the Systems Change Alliance and the Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill Alliance.
The 'Facing up to Climate Reality' project was launched in 2017. The project addressed the widening chasm between climate science and climate policy, the reasons for it, and how to bridge it. Its starting point is that the time for false hope is past, and only courageous realism will enable us to respond adequately to now inevitable and impending serious climate damage. This message – as we have found already when expressing it in public – can be cathartic, leading to a realistic assessment of future needs and prospects and avoiding the despair and paralysis that result from the collapse of a fragile or shallow optimism.