In spring 2020, we launched Reverberations Books as a creative response to the COVID-19 pandemic and an effort to address our current environmental crisis, particularly climate change. As an independent publisher, our goal is to bring out environmental stories and informative writings that promote appreciation for the beauty of our habitat and raise awareness of vital issues including environmental justice. With knowledge, the aim is to lobby for the environment's preservation.
Reverberations Books publishes as an imprint of Chin Music Press in
Seattle, an independent publisher of important, entertaining, & edgy
work for the last 15 years.
Our actions have consequences. The 2020 wildfire season in California was the largest in its modern history, burning four million acres. Climate change, with higher temperatures and increasing drought conditions, is surely a major cause. In Silent Spring (1962), Rachel Carson describes the poignant relationship between the grouse and sagebrush. The sagebrush is well adapted to the dry and windswept landscape of the Western plains, while the grouse finds sagebrush to be a perfect shelter and food source. But sagebrush has been severely diminished by grassland expansion and later oil and gas development. Both the grouse and sagebrush are now endangered.
Our choices have reverberations that create unanticipated consequences in the natural world. Nevertheless, experts argue that climate change can be reversed. Our responsibility is to learn how and implement these strategies.