Andri Snær Magnason's new book now available in all Nordic countries

short text from the book On time and water by Andri Snær Magnason

Andri Snær Magnason, master storyteller and environmental activist, is one of Iceland’s most celebrated writers. We had the pleasure to have him as invited speaker at the fourth Nordic Oikos Conference last March in Reykjavík. His recent book On Time and Water is now available in all the Nordic countries.


On Time and Water - by Andri Snær Magnason

How can we transform climate change from an abstract challenge to an intimate issue that concerns us in the present? And what language can we use to connect with a world in rapid transformation, where our textbooks and even the words that we use become obsolete over night?

Andri Snær Magnason’s 'Letter to the Future' is an extraordinary and moving eulogy for the lost Okjökull glacier, made global news and was shared by millions. Now he attempts to come to terms with the issues we all face in his new book On Time and Water. Magnason writes of the melting glaciers, the rising seas and acidity changes that haven’t been seen for 50 million years. These are changes that will affect all life on earth.

Taking a path to climate science through ancient myths about sacred cows, stories of ancestors and relatives and interviews with the Dalai Lama, Magnason allows himself to be both personal and scientific. The result is an absorbing and original mixture of travel, history, science and philosophy.


On Time and Water has been published in all the Nordic countries.


You can also watch Andri Snær's lecture in Bergen last Friday Dec 11, 2020, his contribution to TED countdown and a longer interview with him in NRK.