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Under the Sky We Make: How to Be Human in a Warming World, by Kimberly Nicholas

A College-Wide Reading selection, 2022-2023

About the book

Under the Sky we Make book cover

It's warming. It's us. We're sure. It's bad. But we can fix it. Kimberly Nicholas explores finding purpose in a warming world, combining her scientific expertise and her lived, personal experience in a way that seems fresh and deeply urgent: Agonizing over the climate costs of visiting loved ones overseas, how to find low-carbon love on Tinder, and even exploring her complicated family legacy involving supermarket turkeys. In her astonishing book Under the Sky We Make , Nicholas does for climate science what Michael Pollan did more than a decade ago for the food on our plate: offering a hopeful, clear-eyed, and somehow also hilarious guide to effecting real change, starting in our own lives. 

About the author

Kimberly Nicholas is sustainability scientist and an Associate Professor at Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies, Lund, Sweden.  More...