No – I didn’t write the book shown here. But it is one you should read.
Unfortunately few people will read it. Those who do will then want to share their perspective with others. And then it gets crazy because it gets spun up into a political debate much larger than the information contained within it’s covers. These interpretations take on a life of their own.
That is our challenge. The news often numbs us. Who has time to keep up with it. And to be “news” that people read – it often is sensationalized. Over-the-top views are all too common and end up polarizing us.
Young adults and adults alike are overwhelmed by all the talk and all the scientific evidence that has been flowing across our media this past few weeks. Don’t you wonder, how we process it all? What can we do when an important report is published, realizing that few of us will take the time to read it?
We need stories and honest storytellers. We need both true personal stories and fictional ones that tell us a greater truth. These stories can help us get and stay engaged. They can help us process the news and all the noise that emanates from people discussing the news.
That’s why I wrote The Big Melt. I am a storyteller. And, yes, this book is a fictional story but it is based on truth. The truth about what is already happening to our environment and the truth when it comes down to seeking solutions to our rogue climate. I want to reach people on a visceral level and I want to offer them role models and actions that they can take. I hope everyone reads this book. It is an important tool that can be used to further the public debate.