'The planet's best green journalist'
'A love letter, a plea, a eulogy, and a prayer. This is Bill McKibben at his glorious best. Wise and warning, with everything on the line. Do not miss it'
McKibben is a man of many virtues . . . Almost no one has been writing about climate change longer or working to fight it harder than he has
'Probably the country's most important environmentalist'
'I braced myself to plunge into this book about the largest and grimmest of situations our species has faced, and then I found myself racing through it, excited by the grand synthesis of innumerable scientific reports on the details of the crisis. And then at the end I saw the book as a description of a big trap with a small exit we could take, if we take heed of what Bill McKibben tells us here, and act on it'
'No one has done more than Bill McKibben to raise awareness about the great issue of our time. Falter is an essential book - honest, far-reaching and, against the odds, hopeful'
It's not an exaggeration to say that Bill McKibben has written a book so important, reading it might save your life, not to mention your home: Planet Earth. Falter is a brilliant, impassioned call to arms to save our climate from those profiting from its destruction before it's too late. Over and over, McKibben has proven one of the most farsighted and gifted voices of our times, and with Falter he has topped himself, producing a book that honestly, everyone should read
[McKibben is] the Michael Jordan of climate change activism
While these dangers have been widely discussed, McKibben provides a fresh perspective with surprising examples and an engaging writing style
He has gathered the most vivid statistics, distilled history to its juiciest turns, and made the case as urgently and clearly as can be: The whole breadth of our existence - the 'human game' - is in jeopardy
Fascinating. . . McKibben is a mighty orator on the page here, just as he was in The End of Nature (1989) and Eaarth (2010), and his call for creating more compassionate and equitable societies is inspiring
Falter is McKibben's most powerfully argued book, and maybe his most important since The End of Nature 30 years ago. . . . It affirms him as among a very few of our most compelling truth-tellers about the climate catastrophe and the ideological forces driving it
A deeply reported, broad-spanning investigation . . . Compelling
The strength of [McKibben's] writing on climate change is that its specificity burns away the mist from what, to most people, is a hazy issue