Inconspicuous Consumption: A New Book Explores How Consumer Choices Can Affect Climate Change

Sep 10, 2019

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Former New York Times science writer Tatiana Schlossberg joins us to discuss her new book Inconspicuous Consumption: The Environmental Impact You Don’t Know You Have. The book is about how just about everything we use, buy, eat, wear, etc. has a connection to climate change, and how consumers can be more cognizant of the impacts of their lifestyle and purchasing choices.  Joining us for the conversation will be a climate change expert and anthropologist from the University of Maine.

Starting next Monday, Maine Public and more than 220 other news outlets around the world  will present a weeklong series of stories on climate change. The special series, "Covering Climate Now,”  comes in advance of the United Nations Climate Action Summit on Monday Sept. 23 in New York.

Guests

Tatiana Schlossberg, author of Inconspicuous Consumption, journalist who was a science reporter for The New York Times and has written for The Atlantic; she's the daughter of Caroline Kennedy and granddaughter of Pres. John F. Kennedy.

Cindy Isenhour, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology & Climate Change Institute Cooperating Faculty, School of Economics & Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions

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