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Celebrities catastrophic effect on the environment
Joseph Goodnight, Opinion Editor ♦ March 27, 2024

With our current understanding of the climate crisis, it’s safe to say that everyone is trying to be more sustainable for the sake of the environment,...

Lancer-to-Los Robles volunteer system stays strong
Lancer-to-Los Robles volunteer system stays strong
Kimberly Jerez, The Lancer Staff ♦ March 27, 2024

Los Robles Regional Medical Center benefits from the varied talents and experiences that volunteers offer, ranging from high school students...

Time T.O. Vote
Time T.O. Vote
Kailah Spencer, The Lancer Staff ♦ March 27, 2024

Senior Maya Campo turns 18 in April, and she is ready to make her voice heard this November. As the presidential primary election nears, seniors...

Going Digital: The SAT’s New Normal
Going Digital: The SAT’s New Normal
Kailah Spencer, The Lancer Staff ♦ March 27, 2024

Many Lancers students are familiar with the SAT; a paper test with over a hundred questions of varying difficulty. Now, CVUSD is introducing...

Around the Business Table
Around the Business Table
Julia Pineda-Dominguez, The Lancer Staff ♦ March 27, 2024

The Majors program provides students with the opportunity to speak with mentors in many different careers. The program consists of monthly meetings...

Moreno heads to Washington
Moreno heads to Washington
Aandrea Pineda-Dominguez, News Editor ♦ March 27, 2024

It was finally over. The bell gave its shrieking cry and off went hundreds of students to enjoy their freedom, at least for a moment. For...

TO Acorn With Permission
Lancers lose a forever friend
Jake Bradley, Sports Editor ♦ March 27, 2024

Bill Gemberling has worn many hats at Thousand Oaks High: student, teacher, coach, sports announcer. But taxi driver? “I was one of (Brett...

Unexpected La Reina closure leads to transfers
Abigail Kerns, Assistant News Editor ♦ March 27, 2024

escribing how La Reina families felt upon receiving the news that their school, which opened its doors in 1964, will be closing at the end of...

New MegaMind TV and Movie Sequel Release
New MegaMind TV and Movie Sequel Release
Joseph Goodnight, Opinion Editor ♦ February 20, 2024

In March of this year, Dreamworks is set to release a Peacock exclusive TV show and movie sequel to the beloved 2010 MegaMind movie. The trailer...

In Fastbreak Fashion
Jake Bradley, Sports Editor ♦ February 14, 2024

Lancers lead the way in the second half. The Great Oak Wolfpack came into Thousand Oaks Tuesday night for the CIF quarterfinals and with them...

Perserving in Penalty’s
Jake Bradley, Sports Editor ♦ February 14, 2024

The Lady Lancers traveled to a neutral site in Anaheim to take on the Katella Knights in the second round of the CIF-SS girls soccer playoffs....

Kanye - He's Back at it...or Maybe Not?
Elijah Brown, The Lancer Staff ♦ February 14, 2024

Kanye West's new album “Vultures 1”, many nationwide were skeptical at first about Kanye's new album considering the controversies he has...

It’s Valentine’s, Baby
It’s Valentine’s, Baby
Momo Sonoda, Editor-In-Chief ♦ February 14, 2024

St. Valentine’s Day commemorates the death of St. Valentine, but for others, the holiday marks a day of birth. Junior Chokee Weezer was born...

Health Science Majors Program hosts their senior showcase
Momo Sonoda, Editor-In-Chief ♦ February 12, 2024

Last week, the seniors in Health Science Majors hosted a showcase, featuring various professions that they hope to pursue in the future. At the...

Advancing Again
Jake Bradley, Sports Editor ♦ February 12, 2024

The Lancers left campus during lunch to travel to Temecula for their round two playoff game, and the ride wasn’t enough to stop the Lancers....

Review of “The Future We Choose” by Christiana Figueres and Tom Rivett-Carnac

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We have about thirty years to turn the runaway disaster train that is the climate crisis around. Sounds daunting. Or maybe stupid. However you feel about it, it’s far past time to begin considering taking action. Now is the time to get up and make a change. And “The Future We Choose: Surviving the Climate Crisis” by Christiana Figueres and Tom Rivett-Carnac is the one place for everything you need to know about how to go about doing just that.
Both Figueres and Rivett-Carnac worked on the 2016 Paris Agreement. If anyone knows what humanity needs to do to survive, and thrive, during and after the climate crisis, it’s these two. Packed with hundreds of concrete and credible facts from esteemed and highly regarded scientists and scholars, their book is nothing short of compelling.
The book has three chapters which are split into subtopics, and within those subtopics, subsections. The first chapter, “Two Worlds” goes into great detail about the current state of the planet and the different futures we can create. Then, in “Three Mindsets” the authors talk about the different mental changes we will have to make if we are to get through this worldwide emergency and come out mostly unscathed on the other side. Lastly, “Ten Actions” describes the literal and physical changes we will need to make in our everyday lives, and encourage others to make, too.
Throughout the book, stories from the 2016 Paris Agreement meetings are added in that in some way connected to the following or surrounding chapters, subchapters, or subsections.
The book, although aimed mainly at adults, is inspiring and energizing for all ages. Every fact that is mentioned makes you angry and want change, and right after, ways to make that change are presented.
There is a little bit of confusion where the authors switch between “we” referring to themselves and “we” referring to humanity as a whole. Other than that, this book has backed-up facts, a hopeful but cautious tone, and an easy-to-understand writing style that makes you want to get up and change the world.
I recommend this book for everyone, whether they are worried about, believe in, or think we can survive the climate crisis or not. If I, a high school student directly affected by and soon to be old enough to make decisions about climate change, can not only understand but be empowered by this book, then I believe everyone around the world should read it and be just as outraged and ready to make a change as I am.

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