Bestselling author Colm O'Regan is a worrier. A professional one. Caution is his watchword. Risk aversion is his love language. Now Colm is grappling with the biggest worry of all: the whole 'planet being on fire' thing and how exactly we can help.
Don't worry, this isn't a book telling you how to live off the grid and make your own planet-friendly soap from woodlice (that's the sequel). Instead, Climate Worrier is about the journey, about trying (and often failing) to be part of the solution to the big issues, while not despairing at the endless hypocrisies that come from also being part of the problem. It's about trying to be become the greenest version of yourself; about joining the ranks of those who give a shit and do a bit.
So if you've fretted about:
- using your diesel car to get closer to nature,
- eating your ethical food off a plastic plate,
and have a general feeling we're all doing too little, too late, Climate Worrier is the book for you.
Colm O'Regan is the author of six best-selling fiction and non-fiction books including Bolloxology and The Book of Irish Mammies. As a stand-up comedian, he has performed all over the world and has featured on RTE's Late Late Show. He writes a weekly column for the Irish Examiner and has written regular radio and TV diaries for RTE Radio 1's Drivetime and BBC World Service's In The Balance. He lives in Dublin with his family.
"O'Regan never gets it wrong"
– The Sunday Business Post
"It made me laugh and think and feel a little lighter"
– Catherine Cleary, The Irish Times
"A winning combination of drily hilarious and thought-provoking, often all at once."
– Sunday Independent
"Colm O'Regan has managed an unlikely combination of comedy and climate action [...] his narrative is engrossing, warm and humorous. I found myself laughing out loud"
– The Irish Examiner