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Hot: Living Through the Next Fifty Years on Earth

by Mark Hertsgaard

HertsgaardFor twenty years, Mark Hertsgaard has investigated global warming as a journalist, but the full truth did not hit home until he became a father and, soon thereafter, learned that climate change was bound to worsen for decades to come. Hertsgaard's daughter is part of what he has dubbed "Generation Hot" — the two billion young people worldwide who will spend the rest of their lives coping with climate disruption. Drawing on reporting from around the world, Hot is a call to action that injects hope and solutions into a debate characterized by doom and gloom and offers a blueprint for how all of us can navigate an unavoidable new era.



  • The opportunity to participate in a Essay Contest.
  • Reading and discussion that is good preparation for English 100, which uses the book in assignments throughout the semester.
  • Related campus-wide lectures throughout the year
  • Preparation for other classes, which discuss topics addressed by the book.
  • Make an impact, here are nominees from the NSBE 2013 selection.

NSBE 2013 Nominated by
Mary Rivkin
Associate Professor Education
Mary Rivkin

Purchase the book here.

Visit Mark's website here.

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For More Information:
Jill Randles
Assistant Vice Provost of Undergraduate Education | (410) 455-3715