Author Talks: Alistair McIntosh

Online event, via Crowdcast

Hosted by Western Isles Libraries.

Celebrate Book Week Scotland by joining us for an online event with writer, scholar and broadcaster Alastair McIntosh 😃

Alister will be talking about his latest book, Riders on the Storm: The Climate Crisis and the Survival of Being (Birlinn, 2020).

Longlisted for the Wainwright Prize 2021 for Writing on Global Conservation

Climate change is the greatest challenge to humankind today. While the coronavirus sheds a light on the vulnerability of our interconnected world, the effects of global warming will be permanent, indeed catastrophic, without a massive shift in human behaviour.

Writer, scholar and broadcaster Alastair McIntosh sums up the present knowledge and shows that conventional solutions are not enough. In rejecting the blind alleys of climate change denial, exaggeration and false optimism, he offers a scintillating discussion of ways forward. Weaving together science, politics, psychology and spirituality, this guide examines what it takes to make us riders on the storm.

Alastair is joining us tonight as part of the Book Week Scotland and Outer Hebrides Climate Beacon celebrations.