Books, Civil Society, Climate Change, Environment

“The Fire” – Naomi Klein

Nov 15 2019

Book on Climate Change

Naomi Klein is perhaps the currrently most outstanding international  climate and environmental justice activist of the world ! Of her,  famous peer Greta Thunberg, has said: “Naomi Klein’s work has always moved and guided me. She is the great chronicler of our age of climate emergency, an inspirer of generations” ! In this regard, her recently released  book “On Fire” is a must-read ! (see clip next)…We just commented on it in our own recent published article “Planeta en llamas: El tiempo se nos acaba” !..

Twenty years after No Logo, and five years after This Changes Everything, On Fire explains how the bold ideas and action within the Green New Deal could avert climate catastrophe and be a blueprint for a just and thriving society.

Naomi Klein’s seventh book, On Fire: The Burning Case for a Green New Deal gathers for the first time Naomi’s impassioned reporting from the frontlines of climate breakdown, and pairs it with new material on the high stakes of what we choose to do next.

Published in the USUK and Canada on September 17, 2019, it was an instant New York Times bestseller and was serialized in The Guardian UK and in the Covering Climate Now news syndicate worldwide.  Naomi is on tour in the US and Canada in September and October (see the Events page) and will be in the UK in mid-October.

Watch the viral video about the Green New Deal, narrated by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

For more than a decade, Naomi Klein has documented the movement of the climate crisis from future threat to a burning emergency.  She has been among the first to make the case for what is now called the Green New Deal – a vision for transforming our economies to battle climate breakdown and rampant inequality at the same time. In our era of rising seas and rising hate, she argues that only this kind of bold, roots-up action has a chance of rousing us to fight for our lives while there is still time.

On Fire’s long-form essays, based on her extensive research and reporting, show Klein at her most prophetic and philosophical, investigating the climate crisis not only as a profound political challenge but as a spiritual and imaginative one as well. Delving into the clash between ecological time and our culture of “perpetual now”; the soaring history of rapid human change in the face of grave threats; rising white supremacy and fortressed borders as a form of “climate barbarism” and more, this is a rousing call to transformation – and a dire warning about what awaits if we fail to act.

With dispatches from the ghostly Great Barrier Reef to the smoke-choked skies of the Pacific Northwest, to post-hurricane Puerto Rico, to a Vatican waking up to the case for radical change, recognizing that we will rise to the existential challenge of climate change only if we are willing to transform the systems that produced this crisis — On Fire captures the burning urgency of the climate crisis, as well as the fiery energy of a global movement demanding a catalytic Green New Deal.

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