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  • Students at the People's Climate March, New York City, 2014
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News from the front lines

New thinking from the author

Fresh resources for readers and teachers

Latest Blog Posts


The environment is the news story of the century. Eyes Wide Open gives you the tools to comprehend it. This site carries the book into the future.


HEADLINES will keep you on top of events.


My BLOG follows the struggle to change direction, refines the book's thinking, and covers topics that didn't make it into the book.


RESOURCES gives you a continually updated list of recommended websites, books, documentaries, and articles, superseding the list in the book.  Teacher resources, corrections, interviews, and other book info can be found here as well.


A freighter at full speed has massive momentum. A civilization has even more. We've only been trying to change course for a short time, opposed by huge vested interests and our own habits of mind. No wonder the change isn't swift or smooth. It's a time of bold advances and shameful retreats, apathy and innovation.  Fresh data and events are constantly arriving. What better time to have our eyes wide open?


Read the First Chapter

Everybody lives inside his or her own movie. Mine had usually seemed a light comedy. Then I noticed the first dead bee on the driveway. Then three or four every week. Then the weeks became months. The soundtrack turned ominous. What was this--Stephen King?

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