Climate change did not just happen; it has been developing, discussed, and of concern for generations. So here we are, in a crisis. How did we get here and where do we go next? How must we change our lives? Hope Jahren’s book, The Story of More (Vintage Books, 2020), tries to answer these questions. Her book is the 2021–22 selection for One Book, One Northwestern which is a community-wide reading program hosted by the Office of the President. This program aims to engage students, faculty, and staff in a common conversation centered on a carefully chosen, thought-provoking book which will be read across the campuses — with accompanying lectures, films, exhibits, and discussions. The University will also offer a virtual keynote address by Jahren on October 28. While Jahren is a geobiologist, her approach is personal, readable, and concise. Our study group may supplement her work with topical articles, presentations, and films. Join us in making sense of our collective dilemma and considering what actions we might take to fight back.