Awake on Earth


A book about climate change that is personal, wholistic, and grounded in science,  Awake on Earth explores what we are facing, why, and ways to respond with more honesty, courage, and hope. If you are seeking a clear understanding of climate change and a way to navigate these times with clarity and optimism, this book is for you.

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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

Note from the author: Thank you to each of you who has read Awake on Earth and told me that it has touched you, taught you something important, or helped you in some way.  Your appreciation and encouragement have meant SO MUCH to me. I wrote this book because I had to, and I sacrificed an awful lot to finish and publish it.  I cherish each contact from you telling me my work gave you something.  So thank you!  To reach me or ask for a review copy, please email me at