Visser posits that technology helps rather than hinders restorative and regenerative habits. Emphasizing positivity, his case for choosing “to thrive” is logically argued, shrewdly put together, and always informative. He paints a clear picture of why society needs to change now, before the damage done to the environment proves irreparable, and how a world shift towards sustainable green practices–such as engaging in a risk economy to better prepare for emergency responses in disastrous situations–will benefit everyone. It’s politically affiliated rather than politically charged, and readers who doubt climate change’s existence and impact will find their views challenged.
The core of Thriving is Visser’s infectious belief in the resilience of nature and humanity. Thanks to this optimism and an inviting tone, readers will get all the necessary background and context without feeling like they’re reading a textbook. Poems at the starts of chapters offer a brief respite from the heavier subject matter, and Visser's clear prose will resonate with audiences seeking concrete and graspable answers to environmental concerns. Readers will come away emboldened and inspired.
Takeaway: This persuasive call to action on the hot topic of climate change will inspire reasonable, logical change in motivated readers.
Great for fans of: Naomi Klein, Elizabeth Kolbert, and Paul Hawken
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