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From The Great Unconformity: “I live in one of the best places, bar none, to appreciate the wild natural environment, yet I live in one of the most politically difficult places to work on behalf of the environment… Alaska.”
Kate’s new memoir is equal parts adventure, nature writing, and current events of sustainability and climate change. With an eye toward the Millennial Generation, Kate wraps her stories with the wisdom of recognized global thinkers. From climbing Denali in Alaska to running the Grand Canyon in winter, Kate’s stories take the reader 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 wildernesses. Taken together Kate weaves her experience and philosophy into a compelling vision for a hopeful future. The challenge before all who care about the functionality of the earth’s ecosystem is to go all out for the sustainability plan. The Great Unconformity, a memoir, aims to help both, spiritually and professionally in this grand endeavor.
The currents of worry and wonder tug at one another in each of Kate’s stories. Our worries about the dramatic effects of climate change and how to begin healing Earth are juxtaposed with the only emotion strong enough to counter them – the wonder of living close to Nature and the wonder of humanity.
In The Great Unconformity, Kate weaves the inspiration and insight of global thinkers – Al Gore, Gus Speth and Naomi Klein to name a few – into her view of sustainability. She is not shy about relying on the great minds of today, nor the Nature philosophers – Emerson, Muir and Leopold – for it is only through collective wisdom and spiritual uplift that today’s advocates can sustain the effort necessary to begin healing the Earth.