The Great Unconformity: Reflections on Hope in an Imperiled World
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Part adventure, part memoir, part policy – always exciting, The Great Unconformity, takes you on a fun, fast paced tour of environmental, political and spiritual issues surrounding sustainability and climate change. Kate Troll, sometimes called “the Naomi Klein of Alaska”, fills her colorful stories with humor, wisdom and hope for a brighter future.
With an eye toward the millennial generation, Troll wraps her stories with the wisdom of recognized global thinkers. From climbing Denali in Alaska to running the Grand Canyon in winter, Troll’s stories take you on an intriguing journey of discovery and inspiration.
Sprinkled in between are her insights gained from more than twenty years in fish politics, coastal management and energy policy. Never far behind is the voice of an activist on the front line of climate change, and her sense of wonder that comes from living among wilderness.
Through Troll’s examination of events we see clearly that mankind is an evolutionary force, the great disruptive unconformity. However, through her stories and insights we learn than creativity is also an evolutionary force, the great awareness unconformity. Which great unconformity will win out as the world races toward the two degree danger benchmark set by climate scientists around the world? Want to be inspired and guided on how to be part of the great awareness unconformity? Read the book as Troll is an important new voice to the now-or-never discussion on sustainability and climate change. Combining her vast Alaskan experience with her international and national work, Troll shows in her book that there is indeed hope – worldwide climate change can be tackled.
Kate Troll: Alaskan Author • Adventurer • Activist
Kate Troll is an Alaskan writer who unites conservation, politics, outdoor adventure, and love of wild landscapes into speaking, nonfiction writing, screenplays, and columns. Her primary themes include climate change, constructing solutions to divisive issues, and rejoicing in the wonder of the natural world.
The adventure side of Kate’s life in Alaska includes skiing the Great Gorge of Ruth Glacier, running the Alsek and Tatsenchini Rivers, climbing Mount Denali and Mount Kilimanjaro, and kayaking the outside coast. These explorations provide fertile ground for good stories that reflect her deep love of place and the wisdom to be found there.
Previous Public Speaking and Book Signing Events
Southeast and UAS Egan Library: Ten Points of Hope for Progress on Climate Change: October 5, 2017, Tufts University, Medford, MA
Speaker & Book Signing: Kate Troll, The Great Unconformity: Reflections on Hope in an Imperiled World: October 9, 2017 at The Yale Bookstore, New Haven, CT
Speaker & Book Signing: Kate Troll, Ten Points of Hope for Addressing Sustainability and Climate Change: presented by The Yale Alumni Public Health Initiative, October 12, 2017, Hunter College, New York, NY
Speaker & Book Signing: Ten Points of Hope for Progress on Climate Change: October 18, 2017 at University Book Store, U District Store, Seattle, WA
Speaker & Book Signing: Kate Troll, The Great Unconformity: Reflections on Hope in an Imperiled World: October 21, 2017 at Village Books, 1200 11th St, Bellingham, WA
Speaker & Book Signing: The Great Unconformity: Reflections on Hope in an Imperiled World: October 22, 2017 at Eagle Harbor Book Co., Bainbridge Island, WA
Previous Educational Events
Seminar: Ten Points of Hope for Progress on Climate Change: October 5, 2017, 12-1 PM at Rabb Room, Lincoln Filene Center, Tufts University, Medford, MA 02155
Seminar: Challenges and Strategies for Being Green in Bright Red States: October 9, 2017, 12-1 PM at Sage Hall, Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, New Haven, CT
Seminar: Ten Points of Hope for Progress on Climate Change: 3:30 PM, October 18, 2017 at the Forest Club Room, Anderson Hall, University of Washington, School of Environmental & Forest Sciences, Seattle, WA
Kate is a columnist for the Alaska Daily News
Kate’s columns appear every two weeks in the Alaska Daily News, Alaska’s statewide newspaper published daily in print and online. This continues Kate’s longtime commitment to writing columns and opinion pieces. She was a columnist for the Juneau Empire from 2010-2016.