Ms Tatiana Schlossberg, the brilliant and very human author tonight at her book talk and Q&A. She was interviewed by KUOW radio, as well. All rights retained.
From the University of Washington Bookstore website…
“In Inconspicuous Consumption: The Environmental Impact You Dont Know You Have, Tatiana Schlossberg explains with urgency and wit that climate change and environmental pollution are far from being a distant problem. Climate change is all around us, lurking everywhere in our convenience-driven society.
By examining the unseen and unconscious environmental impacts in four areas-the Internet and technology, food, fashion, and fuel – Schlossberg helps readers better understand why climate change is such a complicated issue, and how it connects all of us: How streaming a movie on Netflix in New York burns coal in Virginia or how eating a hamburger in California might contribute to pollution in the Gulf of Mexico. Cataloging the complexities and frustrations of our carbon-intensive society with a dry sense of humor, Schlossberg makes the climate crisis and its solutions interesting and relevant to everyone who cares, even a little, about the planet.
“Most importantly, this is a book about the power we have as voters and consumers to make sure that the fight against climate change includes all of us and all of our stuff, not just industry groups and politicians. If we have any hope of solving the problem, we all have to do it together.
“Tatiana Schlossberg is a journalist writing about climate change and the environment. She previously reported on those subjects for the Science and Climate sections of the New York Times, where she also worked on the Metro desk. Her work has also appeared in the Atlantic, Bloomberg View, the Record (Bergen County), and the Vineyard Gazette. She lives in New York.