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Readin' Vegans--"Embracing Limits"

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Readin' Vegans--"Embracing Limits"


For our April 23 online meeting, we'll discuss Embracing Limits: A Radical and Necessary Approach to the Environmental Crisis by Keith Akers (Earth Animal Trust, 2023). You need not have attended a previous discussion to join us for this one. We'll discuss the book until about 8:00, followed by open conversation.
The Zoom link to the discussion is posted on the right, visible to those who RSVP. PLEASE NOTE: THIS LINK DISAPPEARS AT THE MEETUP START TIME, THAT IS, 7:00 PM. We'll be available from 6:50 on to help anyone who might need extra time to connect. If you can't get on, call us at 303-300-2368.
This book can be purchased on Amazon, but it's a bit hard to get through the library system; you'd have to go to Interlibrary Loan. Because Keith is a member of Denver Vegans and this Book Club, he's offering to send anyone who wants to read the book and attend the discussion a free PDF copy of the book. Just send a Meetup message to Keith requesting the PDF and giving an email address. We hope you can join us!

If you'd like to read ahead:
May 28 -- Brave the Wild River, Melissa Sevigny
June 25 -- End Times, Peter Turchin
July 23 -- Cheap Land Colorado, Ted Conover


If you’ve ever wondered where we’re headed, and what a truly sustainable future might look like—this is the book for you.
Climate change is only the best known of the many environmental crises that now threaten human civilization. It may not even be the most serious one.
Today’s civilization is like a kid with a credit card, thinking the party will never end. Politically speaking, there are no adults in the room. Perhaps there never were.
The area of land turned into desert or otherwise rendered unfarmable by humans is now larger than the area being farmed—which is itself being destroyed by the very methods used to farm it. Methods that depend heavily on fossil fuels every step of the way.
Meanwhile, the ever-more difficult extraction of the ever-rarer resources needed to manufacture the ever-expanding number of products our civilization requires (or desires) to keep itself going cannot be sustained. We live on a finite planet with finite resources—a fact that the world’s economies, based as they are on the concept of infinite expansion, refuse to acknowledge.
Recycling bottles, putting up windmills, and driving electric cars isn’t going to cut it. We’re told it will, because it’s comforting to think that small changes will save us. We—all of us—need to make massive changes, now. Nothing less will do.
This book details the challenges we face—and the solutions that may save us.

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