Inconspicuous Consumption by Tatiana Schlossberg audiobook

Inconspicuous Consumption: The Environmental Impact You Don't Know You Have

By Tatiana Schlossberg
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Grand Central Publishing, Hachette Book Group 9781538747087
7.82 Hours Unabridged
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From former New York Times Science writer Tatiana Schlossberg comes Inconspicuous Consumption: The Environmental Impact You Don't Know You Have, a fascinating and unexpectedly entertaining look at the way climate change and environmental pollution are intimately involved in our everyday life - in everything we use, buy, eat, wear, and how we get around - and have consequences that extend far beyond our lives. With urgency and wit, Tatiana Schlossberg explains that far from being only a distant problem of the natural world created by the fossil fuel industry, climate change is all around us, all the time, lurking everywhere in our convenience-driven society, all without our realizing it. By examining the unseen and unconscious environmental impacts in four areas-the Internet and technology, food, fashion, and fuel - Schlossberg helps readers better understand why climate change is such a complicated issue, and how it connects all of us: How streaming a movie on Netflix in New York burns coal in Virginia; how eating a hamburger in California might contribute to pollution in the Gulf of Mexico; how buying an inexpensive cashmere sweater in Chicago expands the Mongolian desert; how destroying forests from North Carolina is necessary to generate electricity in England. Cataloging the complexities and frustrations of our carbon-intensive society with a dry sense of humor, Schlossberg makes the climate crisis and its solutions interesting and relevant to everyone who cares, even a little, about the planet. She empowers readers to think about their stuff and the environment in a new way, helping them make more informed choices when it comes to the future of our world. Most importantly, this is a book about the power we have as voters and consumers to make sure that the fight against climate change includes all of us and all of our stuff, not just industry groups and politicians. If we have any hope of solving the problem, we all have to do it together.

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Summary

A Vogue Pick of Books We Can't Wait to Read This Fall

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From former New York Times Science writer Tatiana Schlossberg comes Inconspicuous Consumption: The Environmental Impact You Don't Know You Have, a fascinating and unexpectedly entertaining look at the way climate change and environmental pollution are intimately involved in our everyday life - in everything we use, buy, eat, wear, and how we get around - and have consequences that extend far beyond our lives.

With urgency and wit, Tatiana Schlossberg explains that far from being only a distant problem of the natural world created by the fossil fuel industry, climate change is all around us, all the time, lurking everywhere in our convenience-driven society, all without our realizing it.

By examining the unseen and unconscious environmental impacts in four areas-the Internet and technology, food, fashion, and fuel - Schlossberg helps readers better understand why climate change is such a complicated issue, and how it connects all of us: How streaming a movie on Netflix in New York burns coal in Virginia; how eating a hamburger in California might contribute to pollution in the Gulf of Mexico; how buying an inexpensive cashmere sweater in Chicago expands the Mongolian desert; how destroying forests from North Carolina is necessary to generate electricity in England.

Cataloging the complexities and frustrations of our carbon-intensive society with a dry sense of humor, Schlossberg makes the climate crisis and its solutions interesting and relevant to everyone who cares, even a little, about the planet. She empowers readers to think about their stuff and the environment in a new way, helping them make more informed choices when it comes to the future of our world.

Most importantly, this is a book about the power we have as voters and consumers to make sure that the fight against climate change includes all of us and all of our stuff, not just industry groups and politicians. If we have any hope of solving the problem, we all have to do it together.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Inconspicuous Consumption breaks down the ways the internet, technology, food, fashion, and fuel impact the environment in hidden ways…Her book is also a call to action.” People
“Schlossberg takes a diagnostic approach to the unfolding catastrophe, meticulously examining the hidden effects of everyday decisions that seem far from the landscapes and bodies of water they are changing…It’s a somewhat depressing exposé, but, as they say, knowledge is power.” Vogue
“Focusing on food, fashion, technology, and fuel, she shows how even the smallest decisions can have profound environmental consequences.” New York Times
“Entertaining and eye-opening…the sharp, well-written book doesn’t read like an admonishment; instead it’s a call to action that reminds us all of our responsibility and capability to change the world.” Town & Country magazine
“The author breaks complex issues down to be understandable to the lay reader, while her humor and wit ensure that readers will close the book feeling energized rather than hopeless.” Booklist (starred review)
“Brings new issues to the forefront…Our daily activities are ‘much more connected to each other, to global climate change, and to each one of us than we think’….A call to action for our future success and survival.” BookPage

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Author

Author Bio: Tatiana Schlossberg

Author Bio: Tatiana Schlossberg

Tatiana Schlossberg is a former reporter covering climate change and the environment for the science section of the New York Times. She previously wrote the popular morning column New York Today and covered New York City and beyond for the Metro section.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 7.82
Audience: Adult
Language: English