What do Americans Think of Global Warming?

Thoreau's Legacy screen arrayIn the new interactive anthology, Thoreau’s Legacy: American Stories about Global Warming, new and established writers speak out from the depths of their own experience about the climate crisis.

The 67 works in the anthology were selected from “nearly 1,000 submissions about beloved places, animals, plants, people, and activities at risk from a changing climate and the efforts that individuals are making to save what they love.” Contributors include scientists, students, grandparents, activists, veterans, journalists, evangelical Christians, artists and businesspeople.

The book, which will also be available soon in a limited hardcover edition, is published by the Union of Concerned Scientists and Penguin Classics. My own firm, Mixit Productions, designed the interactive version.

Take a look and while you’re at it, get yourself some free wallpaper featuring striking nature imagery and quotations by great environmental writers.


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2 Responses to What do Americans Think of Global Warming?

  1. greenactiv July 8, 2009 at 2:56 pm #

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  2. Don Lawrence October 12, 2011 at 2:17 am #

    Thoreau’s quote on the free wallpaper link has reasonated with me: “A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone.” This is a very powerful statement. What makes it so is that it is introspective and extrospective simultaneously. And perhaps, this is how we should interact with our environment: use internalized reasoning to apply to external events. To put aside selfish pursuits for the good of the global communities wellbeing is probably not an atypical American philosophy. In my travels to central European countries, it became obvious America lags behind in this concept. I think that has alot to do with the assumptions based from a “have all” society. Those who have had less place more value on those intrinsic values that surround them and demonstrate more respect towards them. We American’s are not without hope, just require a concerted effort,in which awareness and action replace casual disinterest towards what we have inherited from Mother Earth.