The book, which is a series of heartfelt letters to Hansen's 19 year-old-grand-daughter Sophie Kivlehan, the college sophomore and oldest child of his daughter and son-in-law Christoper Kivlehan, about what we can do about the risks and perils of runaway global warming, and it's a positive, optimistic book at that. 300 pages. Published by Bloomsbury Press on January 22, 2019. You can pre-order it now at Amazon.com and see the details.
Wealthy beyond his wildest childhood imaginings, Hansen now takes home $1,000,000 sustainability recognition prizes that come with climate awards in Israel and Taiwan, among other nations, and he flies all over the world for climate conferences and academic addresses, famous beyond famous, he of the trademark wide-brimmed boaters hat, bald on top, bearded in front, a long arrest sheet for his various protest activities in the USA, a New York Times front page ''shout out'' in 1988, friends with Naomi Oreskes, Naomi Klein, Bill McKibben, Andy Revkin, Michael Mann and dozens (hundreds) of other climate activists worldwide.....and what this blog post is really all about: the proud grandfather of five grandchildren, including ''Sophie'' of the book's title.