New York Book Launch of Global Warming and the Sweetness of Life: A Tar Sands Tale

Seeking new definitions of ecology in the tar sands of northern Alberta and searching for the sweetness of life in the face of planetary crises.

Seamlessly combining travelogue, sophisticated political analysis, and ecological theory, speaking both to local residents and to leading scholars, the authors propose a new understanding of ecology that links the domination of the other-than-human world to the domination of humans by humans. They argue that any definition of ecology has to start with decolonization and that confronting global warming requires a politics that speaks to a different way of being in the world—a reconstituted understanding of the sweetness of life. With comics by Joe Sacco and photos from Louis Helbig.

Published with the help of funding from Furthermore: a program of the J. M. Kaplan fund