Tag: Katherine Verhagen Rodis

Climate Change Edition: The high cost of “disaster capitalism”

by Katherine Verhagen Rodis (October 10, 2019) The Geography of Risk: Epic Storms, Rising Seas, and the Cost of America’s Coasts by Gilbert M. Gaul, Sarah Crichton Books, September 3, 2019, 304 pp, $38.00  Tropical storms are increasing in their intensity, causing more devastation in their path. Gilbert M. Gaul, in his recent book, The Geography of Risk (2019), stresses that “Many of the hurricanes…

Climate Change Edition: Klein’s book is a must read with advice on how we can avert disaster

By Katherine Verhagen Rodis (October 9, 2019) On Fire: The Burning Case for a Green New Deal by Naomi Klein, Knopf Canada, September 17, 2019, 309 pp, $24.75 “We have been trained to see our issues in silos; they never belonged there.” (Naomi Klein, February 2019) Regardless of whether or not you work in an environmental arm of the charitable sector, you need to read…

Two page-turning summer reads

This week we’re bringing you two great summer reads that will have you riveted to the page. Mistakes We Run With by the brilliant Canadian author Yasuko Thanh is reviewed by Katherine Verhagen Rodis. And I take a look at Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive by Stephanie Land with a foreward by Barbara Ehrenreich. Both books are memoirs by women…