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​​More and more of us are realizing we are now facing humanity’s greatest challenge. Over just the next two decades, the global warming climate crisis threatens to bring about the end of our Anthropocene Epoch — of us and virtually every multicellular life form. 

Widespread awareness is essential. Most of us don’t realize who our Arch-Villain is — the main cause of our predicament. We all need to. And we can’t win this fight without a clear understanding of the one solution we have. One which has been in existence since the beginning of time. Key to achieving this solution rapidly and at necessary scale are Five Compassions: for Animals, for Self, for the Land, for Community, and for Democracy.

This is a “save-the-planet” book. Compassionate activism can create THE GREAT HEALING: the healing of our planet and the halting of the ongoing sixth great extinction. More than a “call-to-action” book, more than a book of compelling stories… this is a book with a plan

Four esteemed thought leaders have joined me, contributing three new short essays, photos, and a poem:

  • Wendell Berry - essayist, novelist, poet, farmer, national treasure
  • Joel Fuhrman, MD - author of 6 New York Times bestsellers including Eat to Live and The End of Diabetes
  • Alan Lewis - guides Food and Agriculture Policy for Natural Grocers 
  • Jo-Anne McArthurWe Animals, investigative photojournalist whose images are as heartbreaking as they are beautiful

There is a reason you were born here in human form at this very special time. You matter. You are part of a special generation. You can create the future you want to see. Find your voice, use it. Join us in what will become the most important cause of all of humanity’s endeavors to date. 

You have the power. More than you realize. You’ll see.

​                                             “Erickson’s ability to connect climate science, copious data, and public policies with the lived

                                              experiences of people and other creatures sets this book apart. His emphasis on humane and

                                              caring methods reminds readers that winning hearts and minds is a prerequisite to capturing

                                              carbon. An inspired synthesis of environmental, cultural, economic, and political calls to action.”

                                                                      — Kirkus Reviews

​                                            “The ambitious book’s five chapters highlight compassionate approaches toward animals, self,

                                             the land, community, and democracy. Erickson’s writing displays passion, clarity, and a grasp of

                                             every topic he tackles.” 

                                                                      — Kirkus Reviews