NEWT Book Club to Become Better Environmentalists

2022-2023 NEWT Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Book Club Concludes

The academic NEWT DEI Book Club year has officially started, and we read “Losing Earth: A Recent History” for our first book for NEWT DEI Book club. This term’s book club group mostly agreed that this book was written really well, and easy to follow. This book tells you a history of climate change and global warming with historical events in chronological order. We can easily expect how the author felt or what his stance was on climate change as you saw the book title, and the whole contents of this book made us think about a bleak future if things are going as it has been going. The author also criticized that many people thought climate change and global warming was a recent problem, because the whole discourse on climate change has actually been happening since the 1960s. So, it’s not new. Given the lack of scientific evidence and data, it was very difficult to persuade politicians and even scientists about climate change at the beginning stage. However, thanks to recent technological advancements, it has been proved that climate change is attributed to human activities. We discussed how seriously we think about and the moment when we feel the actual climate change in our daily life.

“Losing Earth: A Recent History”

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Group’s favorite quotes from the book: 

  •       “Wisdom shouts in the street, She lifts her voice in the square…Because they hated knowledge.”

    “Tiger on the Road: October 1980”

    “False hopes were worse than no hope at all.”

    “We can call the villains villains, the heroes heroes, the victims victims, and ourselves complicit.”

We have two more books for the NEWT Book Club for the 2022-2023 academic year, and we hope you continue to follow our book club updates and learn alongside us.