Last Chance: Preserving Life on Earth

In his book, Last Chance, former National Wildlife Federation President & CEO Larry J. Schweiger breaks down the science behind global climate change and takes us from Lake Erie to the icebergs of Greenland, and from Congress to America's classrooms and farmlands.

He shares with us how the clean energy economy can provide the solutions we need to avert the worst consequences of global warming and he uses scientific facts and common sense to appeal to the minds and hearts of readers. Ultimately, Schweiger reminds us that we have the duty to think and act as the earth's caretakers, not just its inhabitants.

The Next Generation Indie Book Awards has awarded Mr. Schweiger their grand prize award for this book. Schweiger’s book also took home the top prize in the category of Science/Nature/Environment.

"For more than four decades, Larry Schweiger has seen the transformation—for better and for worse—of America's wildlife and wild places. He brings an informed and inspired perspective to the issue at hand. His view of our 'Last Chance' is also our best chance toward a future we will be proud to leave to future generations." — Robert Redford

     Larry Schweiger


Larry J. Schweiger is a former president and CEO of National Wildlife Federation, America's largest conservation organization. He also serves on the board of directors of the Alliance for Climate Protection. Prior to rejoining NWF, Schweiger was president and CEO of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy and he was with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. Earlier in his career, Schweiger headed the Joint Legislative Air and Water Pollution Control and Conservation Committee for the Pennsylvania General Assembly.

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Last Chance: Preserving Life on Earth
  • Last Chance informs, offers hope, and provides action plans we can all use.

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    September 2009
    Hardcover with jacket • $22.95
    ISBN: 978-1-55591-717-3
    272 pages • 5.25 x 8.25
    Nature | Ecology

    All author proceeds from the book will be donated to National Wildlife Federation to help continue our work to protect wildlife from global warming.