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We're doomed. Now what? : essays on war and climate change
Scranton, Roy, 1976- author.
Publication Information:
New York, NY : Soho Press, [2018]

Physical Description:
348 pages ; 21 cm
"The time we've been thrown into is one of alarming and bewildering change--the breakup of the post-1945 global order, a multispecies mass extinction, and the beginning of the end of civilization as we know it. Not one of us is innocent, not one of us is safe. Now what? We're Doomed, Now What? addresses the crisis that is our time through a series of brilliant, moving, and original essays on climate change, war, literature, and loss, from one of the most provocative and iconoclastic minds of his generation. Whether writing about sailing through the melting Arctic, preparing for Houston's next big storm, watching Star Wars, or going back to the streets of Baghdad he once patrolled as a soldier, Roy Scranton handles his subjects with the same electric, philosophical, demotic touch that he brought to his ground-breaking New York Times essay, "Learning How to Die in the Anthropocene.""--
I. Climate & change. We're doomed. Now what? ; Arctic ghosts ; Anthropocene City ; Rock scissors paper ; Climate change and the dharma of failure ; The precipice -- II. War & memory. War and the city ; Memories of my green machine ; Back to Baghdad ; The fantasy of American violence -- III. Violence & communion. The terror of the new ; The trauma hero ; The idea of order I can't breathe ; War of choice ; My flesh and blood -- IV. Last thoughts. What is thinking good for? ; Raising a daughter in a doomed world.
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