Awake on Earth: Facing Climate Change With Sanity and Grace

by Carla A. Wise, 2016.  Available through your local bookstore, or on Amazon.

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This is a pivotal moment for humans on Earth: we are just now beginning to grasp the implications of a destabilizing climate and understand that our world is at risk.  Written by a biologist and mother turned climate solutions advocate, Awake on Earth is an exploration of climate change that is grounded in science, wholistic, and personal. In it, Carla Wise explores what we are facing, why, and how we might respond with more honesty, courage, and even grace.  If you want to gain a better understanding of climate change, or are searching for a way to negotiate these times with clarity and optimism, this book is for you.

“Going beyond a new light bulb is crucial if we’re going to make an impact on climate change. Carla Wise offers some sage insights in this new volume.
–Bill McKibben, author of Eaarth

“A beautifully written and honest appraisal. It is a must-read for anyone who loves a child.”
–Mary Christina Wood, author of Nature’s Trust: Environmental Law for a New Ecological Age

“A highly readable balance of science and personal experience, raising tantalizing possibilities for human transformation.”
–Kathleen Dean Moore, author of Great Tide Rising and co-editor of Moral Ground

About Carla:

I’m an environmental writer and climate solutions advocate based in western Oregon.  I’m a biologist by training and have written about many environmental topics, but these days my writing and work focuses on climate change and how to solve it.  I have a master’s degree in environmental studies and a Ph.D. in biology and have worked as a teacher,  natural resource policy analyst, environmental consultant, and plant conservation biologist. My writing has appeared in The Oregonian, High Country News, The Huffington Post, and The Utne Reader. Awake on Earth is my first book. In 2018, I founded Power Up for Climate Solutions, to help people find accessible, high-impact actions you can take to help solve climate change. Bio>>

Selected Writing:

4/24/19 Power Up for Climate Solutions blog,
The single most important thing you can do to fight climate change: Just say yes!

12/22/17 Capital Press, Opinion, Carla Wise and Steve Ghan
Oregon can help stop climate change

5/23/17 Writers on the Range, High Country News
On climate change: ‘Do Something, do anything, just don’t do nothing

1/24/17 Huffington Post
Is 10% a magic number for climate action?

9/6/16 Citizens’ Climate Lobby Blog
Climate advocates must listen to progressives’ concerns too

1/15/15 Writers on the Range, High Country News 
Climate Change Activism Needs Anybody

4/22/14 Corvallis Gazette-Times Op-Ed
As I See It: We can act to improve climate change outlook

Burning to Zero, in Facing the Change: Personal Encounters with Global Warming, Torrey House Press, 2013

6/16/11 Ten Rivers Food Web
As climate change begins threatening the world’s food supply, going local makes more sense than ever

5/16/11 High Country News Writers on the Range
Me and my SUV

1/24/11 High Country News
Small poultry farmers grapple with lack of slaughterhouses