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The Bookshelf: Feb. 11, 2015

In this week's Bookshelf, our content partner Kirkus Reviews highlights Betting the Farm on a Drought.

Betting the Farm on a Drought: Stories from the Front Lines of Climate Change by Seamus McGraw

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BETTING THE FARM ON A DROUGHT: Stories from the Front Lines of Climate Change

by Seamus McGraw

Environmental journalist McGraw engages a handful of citizens — scientists and outdoorsmen, conservative and liberal — to gain a sense of our understanding of climate change … McGraw is an aw-shucks reporter who wears his emotions on his sleeve, and he makes use of hyperbole to make a point, not as a position statement, as do the partisans who have hijacked and stymied the debate. The author may have found that there is reason to despair on the legislative level, but fortunately, he also found more openness to finding common ground among common folks and those who are in the trenches trying to decipher climate change … McGraw discovers that the respectful middle of the road is the most likely place to find a bridge to a sustainable energy future. 

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