Everything That Rises

Everything That Rises
Everything That Rises

Everything That Rises

A Climate Change Memoir
By Brianna Craft

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304 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Cloth, PDF, EPUB

Cloth, $28.99 (US $28.99) (CA $38.99)

ISBN 9781641608602

Rights: WOR

Chicago Review Press (Apr 2023)
Lawrence Hill Books

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Overview

Authentic and inspiring, Everything That Rises personalizes the realities of climate change by paralleling our relationship to the planet with the way we interact within our own homes.
 
Many millennials begin their professional lives in the background, working for causes unimportant to them and earning barely livable wages. Brianna Craft’s first internship, however, was assisting the Least Developed Countries Group during the United Nations’ climate change negotiations. Conditions were similar. The cause was not.
 
Brianna was thrown directly into the middle of the talks. While working for those most ignored and affected by the climate crisis, she had to find her own voice in rooms filled with the world’s most powerful people—a dynamic that painfully reminded her of what it felt like growing up in a house where the loudest voice always won.
 
Four years later, she witnessed the adoption of the first universal climate change treaty, the Paris Agreement. But despite the signing of the 2015 treaty, the crisis rages on. In Everything That Rises, Brianna confronts her own history to further the cause and navigate the future.
 
It will take all of us to save our home.

Reviews

“The most unusual and authentic book you will ever read on climate change. The international climate change negotiation may appear as an institutionalized impersonal political process.  Craft shows how it is actually deeply personal, mysteriously exhilarating and profoundly moving.” —Christiana Figueres, author of The Future We Choose: The Stubborn Optimist’s Guide to the Climate Crisis and former executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

“This is a tour de force—an instant classic and a crucial addition to the literature of the environment. It tells many stories, but the through-line is the best account yet from inside the global climate negotiations. It#&39;s told from the most important and least acknowledged of viewpoints—the negotiating team for the poorest and most vulnerable nations—and it#&39;s told with love, power, brio, insight, passion and compassion. Do not miss it for any reason.” —Bill McKibben, author of The End of Nature

"Whether she#&39;s writing about her traumatic personal history or the shared uncertainty of our climate affected future, Briana Craft#&39;s words radiate warmth, power, vulnerability, and strength. At once urgent and hopeful, her book is simultaneously a passionate reminder of the ways in which our connections transcend history and geography and a searing critique of the consequences of forgetting that interdependence is our only chance for survival. A promising debut." —Mathangi Subramanian, EdD, author of A People#&39;s History of Heaven

"An amazing story worth reading by anyone who wants to know how the negotiators from the most vulnerable developing countries manage to hold their own." —Saleemul Huq, director, International Centre for Climate Change and Development

Author Biography

Brianna Craft is a senior researcher at the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED). Based in London, she researches climate diplomacy, taking specific interest in the Paris Agreement and provisions to develop and transfer technology.  Craft works to further equity in this forum for the world’s poorest countries, which have done the least to cause climate change but are the most vulnerable to its impacts. Craft holds a master’s degree in environmental studies from Brown University in addition to a bachelor’s degree in architectural studies and minors in urban design and planning, and environmental studies from the University of Washington.