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Climate Travels

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Not specifically focused on travel, but an overall good book on the climate issues of the today. This book focuses on the US, as the author travels the country whilst relaying the reader with stories of how we, as Americans, can do better for Mother Earth. The first half of the book discusses how climate change is affecting several communities across the country, while the second half of the book provides ways for you, the reader, to live a more sustainable life in the United States. I can't stress enough that this book is solely applicable to the United States as the title is misleading because these 'Climate Travels' are narrowed, with the author traveling the United States, not the world as a whole, so be prepared to have no stories about how eco-tourism is a double edged sword for the communities it is supposed to support or how the Australian government is attempting to protect the Great Barrier Reef from further bleaching by mandating a strict set of guidelines for tourists to follow.

This book would be a useful text for those just getting introduced to climate issues or as a textbook for young people because the research solid and factual.
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Hearfelt thanks to the publisher for allowing me to read this book in advance through NetGalley platform in exchange for a honest review.

This book is the assembly of the author's stories and observations he made during his travels around the US. The target audience are the US readers who may identify more with the stories, because they were all set on the American soil, however, they may be relevant also for ecologically conscious readers all over the world.

The first part is dedicated to the author's travelogues and stories by experts he met describing what unfortunately we already know - that the climate change is present here, now, and everywhere. The whole world feels extreme weather conditions, such as flooding, droughts, and wildfires. There is an extreme loss of animal species everywhere on the land and in the water, due to their loss of the habitat and to the climate change to which they didn't have evolutionary time to adapt, the most striking example being coral reefs.

The second part is focused on the solutions implemented in local US communities, that might help to alleviate the effects of the climate change if applied everywhere. These chapters are excellent on larger scale, showing how voting and advocating for green solutions and renewable energy can lead to big improvements in the communities.

Personally I needed just one more chapter that would offer a bit more guidance for the change on the level of a single household, barring solar panels, smart use of public transport and carbon-free vehicles. Those are big steps for average households, and quite impossible to achieve faced with strong local energy lobbies and huge financial and other hurdles. More detailed advice about minuscule steps we can take in managing our own households would have been useful, because every thing we do now counts if we want to avoid the climate catastrophe (if it is not already too late).

I would recommend reading this book to raise awareness of climate change, benefits of renewable energy and green solutions we can apply in our local communities and our own homes, if only we do vote for the right people and advocate for them with our whole hearts.
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A look into problems plaguing the environment and how we can help. There was a lot less about ecotourism than expected based on the description.
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I received a copy of this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

This is an interesting book. While not specifically focused on travel, this is a pretty thorough book on climate change.

The book covers how climate change is impacting communities across the US in different ways. From floods to hurricanes and increasingly unpredictable weather the book talks about how the changing climate is impacting the planet and people who live on it. There's also tips on reducing carbon output and policies that help.
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First, in my opinion, the book title is misleading. It should be something like "How climate change is affecting the US and what we can do prevent further CO2 rising". It hasn't much to do with climat travels (maybe the author did them to research his book).

In each chapter there are lots of examples of how climat change is affecting several communities all over the country. In the second part of the book, there are many examples of how one can be more sustainable. 
All in all, a very interesting read.

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As an avid environmentalist, I really wanted to like this book. But, in my humble opinion, this book fell flat. Though it conveys important information for those who might not know about the situations it describes, I found nothing fresh or new in this book. It's scary and disconcerting, and scare tactics don't seem to be working in getting the general population on board with environmental stewardship. 

This might make a good textbook for young people. The research is solid and factual. But it just didn't grab me as I hope it would.
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