On fire : the (burning) case for a green new deal / Naomi Klein.Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, Copyright date: ©2019Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover editionDescription: X, 309 pages : color map ; 22 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781982129910; 1982129913Subject(s): Green New Deal | Environmental justice | Environmental policy | Climatic changes | Political culture | POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Environmental Policy | POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Economic Policy | SCIENCE / Global Warming & Climate Change | Climatic changes | Environmental justice | Environmental policy | Political culture | Environmental protection | Environmental policy | Climate | Political cultureGenre/Form: Essays. | Essays.Additional physical formats: Online version:: On fireDDC classification: 363.7/0561 LOC classification: GE220 | .K54 2019
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A flame icon represents the word "fire" on the cover and title page.
Introduction: "We are the wildfire" -- A hole in the world -- Capitalism vs. the climate -- Geoengineering: testing the waters -- When science says that political revolution is our only hope -- Climate time vs. the constant now -- Stop trying to save the world all by yourself -- A radical Vatican? -- Let them drown: the violence of othering in a warming world -- The leap years: ending the story of endlessness -- Hot take on a hot planet -- Season of smoke -- The stakes of our historical moment -- Capitalism killed our climate momentum, not "human nature" -- There's nothing natural about Puerto Rico's disaster -- Movements will make, or break, the green new deal -- The art of the green new deal -- Epilogue: The capsule case for a green new deal.
"For more than twenty years, Naomi Klein has been the foremost chronicler of the economic war waged on both people and planet-and an unapologetic champion of a sweeping environmental agenda with justice at its center. In lucid, elegant dispatches from the frontlines of contemporary natural disaster, she pens surging, indispensable essays for a wide public: prescient advisories and dire warnings of what future awaits us if we refuse to act, as well as hopeful glimpses of a far better future. On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal gathers for the first time more than a decade of her impassioned writing, and pairs it with new material on the staggeringly high stakes of our immediate political and economic choices. These long-form essays 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 topics ranging from the clash between ecological time and our culture of "perpetual now," to the soaring history of humans changing and evolving rapidly in the face of grave threats, to rising white supremacy and fortressed borders as a form of "climate barbarism," this is a rousing call to action for a planet on the brink. With reports spanning from the ghostly Great Barrier Reef, to the annual smoke-choked skies of the Pacific Northwest, to post-hurricane Puerto Rico, to a Vatican attempting an unprecedented "ecological conversion," Klein makes the case that we will rise to the existential challenge of climate change only if we are willing to transform the systems that produced this crisis. An expansive, far-ranging exploration that sees the battle for a greener world as indistinguishable from the fight for our lives, On Fire captures the burning urgency of the climate crisis, as well as the fiery energy of a rising political movement demanding a catalytic Green New Deal"-- Provided by publisher.
For more than twenty years Klein has been the foremost chronicler of the economic war waged on both people and planet, and an unapologetic champion of a sweeping environmental agenda with justice at its center. Here she gathers more than a decade of her impassioned writing, and pairs it with new material on the staggeringly high stakes of our immediate political and economic choices. Klein makes the case that we will rise to the existential challenge of climate change only if we are willing to transform the systems that produced this crisis. -- adapted from publisher info