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Book Review: ‘Snowflake’ Succeeds in Using Fiction to Communicate Climate Facts

(BOOK REVIEW) A modern-day climate thriller meets think piece, Snowflake chronicles the journal entries of Ben Wallace, a brilliant high school senior who sees the world beyond his years. Some might say he's an "old soul," while others dismiss him as a bleeding heart vegan liberal due to his progressive views on climate change, eating meat, hunting, factory farming, pollution, species conservation, and overpopulation. As a gifted student who obsessively reads scientific papers, Ben is all too familiar with the present-day attacks on our environment and frequently experiences what he refers to as "obsessive climate spirals"--often triggered by horrifyingly authentic tweets, quotes, and news headlines (i.e. "Humans Speeding Extinction, Altering Natural World at Unprecedented Pace" & "Worldwide, 7 Million People A Year Die from Air Pollution"). Presented with these terrifying truths regarding "climate chaos" and the fate of the world, Ben predicts a looming environmental catastrophe--humanity's imminent self-extinction. -- Global Animal

World Environment Day 2020: Overpopulation & Humanity’s Toll On Nature

(ENVIRONMENT/GO GREEN) Today, June 5 marks World Environment Day, which has focused on pressing environmental issues since 1974. While this year's theme focuses on 'Biodiversity,' there's no doubt that humanity's unhealthy relationship with nature holds the largest impact on climate change and habitat disruption. Overpopulation not only pollutes the Earth and consumes its natural resources, but it's also the driving cause of global warming, pollution, habitat loss, and mass extinction. The damage our species has caused to the Earth seems insurmountable at times, and considering the current state of the world, it's clear our prevailing systems failed to consider a variety of factors. One organization, Having Kids, is proactively addressing issues surrounding overpopulation and aims to shift the world towards a sustainable family planning system based on what future generations of children will objectively need. Continue reading below for more behind the group's mission as they call on 100 key world environmental influencers to adopt a "child-first" family planning model. — Global Animal

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