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Climate Book Discussion

Posted Wednesday, September 21, 2022
— Library, Adult Programs, News
The Ministry for the Future cover

The Richmond Climate Action Committee (RCAC), in collaboration with the Richmond Free Library, is hosting a book discussion of Ministry for the Future by Kim Stanley Robinson. Described as “a masterpiece of the imagination,” the “cli-fi” novel speaks of how climate change will affect us all. In it, Robinson paints a picture of the world’s nations cooperating to address the climate crisis, succeeding in greatly lowering carbon emissions, and creating a livable future.

As RCAC member Betsy Hardy commented, “If we are to continue working hard for the necessary changes to avert climate catastrophe, and not sink into despair and hopelessness, I believe we need to be able to envision a path through the crisis leading to a positive future. This book points out some of those places and possible ways the pressure can be exerted.”

Copies of the book are currently available to borrow from the Richmond Library. All are welcome to join the discussion at the library on Wednesday, November 9 at 4 pm.