Adina Merenlender, PhD
"Climate Stewardship: Taking Collective Action to Protect California"
After decades of warnings by scientists and activists, it's clear that society cannot wait for nation-states to prevent climate disruption when there are actions individuals and groups can take to mitigate and adapt to climate change. The book Climate Stewardship: Taking Collective Action to Protect California, just published by UC Press, shows how Californians are working together across a diversity of communities and landscapes to improve resilience and address climate justice.
California is uniquely positioned to develop and implement novel solutions to widespread climate challenges, making this book a compelling read for anyone who cares about the Earth. The shared experiences of climate stewards featured in the book, including volunteers, Indigenous leaders and community members of color addressing climate justice, reveal that connecting with others to prevent climate disruption transcends self and provides a path to joy and hope for a better future.