Jelmer Mommers is a climate journalist based in Amsterdam. He knows most people prefer not to talk or even think about climate change and that is exactly why he wrote this book. Denial and despair are not the only possible responses to the climate crisis. Five years in the making, How Are We Going To Explain This? became a bestseller in The Netherlands. With this revised and updated translation, including responses to the Covid-19 pandemic, Jelmer brings his characteristic blend of realism and optimism to the wider world. How Are We Going To Explain This? was translated into English by Laura Vroomen and Anna Asbury and published by Profile Books.
Jelmer’s participation in West Cork Literary Festival is supported by the New Dutch Writing programme of the Nederlands Letterenfonds / Dutch Foundation for Literature
Jelmer Mommers: How Are We Going To Explain This?