Awake on Earth: Book News


A book about examining the truth about climate change, and responding in a constructive, sane, ethical, life-afirming way.  Awake on Earth is about action and hope in these extraordinary times.

Praise for Awake on Earth:

“Going beyond a new light bulb is crucial if we’re to make an impact on climate change–Carla Wise offers some sage insights in this new volume.”

–Bill McKibben, author of Eaarth

“This is the best, most even-handed and honestly-researched general guide to the current state of climate change that you are likely to find. Awake on Earth is 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

Carla Wise writes with the voice of a close friend taking us on a journey through the stark reality to explain the choices we face.  A beautiful written and honest appraisal, Awake on Earth helps us find our common humanity and face up to the profound moral obligation that rests on our shoulders simply from being alive at this crucial time on Earth.  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

This highly important book blends succinct descriptions of the major ecological and human consequences of climate change with the author’s compelling and poignant reflections on her own coming to terms with the data. Well written and inspiring. Simply excellent.

–Kari Norgaard, Author of Living in Denial: Climate Change, Emotions, and Everyday Life

Reading this book will fill in any blanks the reader may have, and altogether it offers the sort of cognitive mapping that gives the reader orientation for action, and also hope.”

–Kim Stanley Robinson, Author of the Mars trilogy and Green Earth


Monday, September 26th, 2016 7 PM
Reading and book signing with writer and climate activist Carla Wise
At Grass Roots Books & Music, 227 SW 2nd Street, Corvallis, OR
Contact: 541-754-7668
Sponsor: Grass Roots Books & Music

Thursday, October 6th, 2016 6 PM
Book Party and Signing
Santa Monica, CA
Contact for details and address

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 6 PM
Coming to Terms: Action and Hope in the Era of Climate Change
with Mary Ellen Hanibal
Exploratorium Fisher Bay Observatory Gallery
Pier 15, San Francisco

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Thank you to everyone who has written to tell me how Awake on Earth has affected you.  Please know that your positive feedback and encouragement has given me tremendous joy. If you are reading this and you’d like to set up a reading or book party, or ask for a review copy, let me know!