The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal
Simon & Schuster (September 17, 2019)
Trade Paper • ISBN-13: 9781982129910 •
ABOUT THE BOOK:
#1 International and New York Times bestselling author Naomi Klein, author of The Shock Doctrine and This Changes Everything, makes the case for a Green New Deal—explaining how bold climate action can be a blueprint for a just and thriving society.
Our house is on fire. The climate crisis has moved from a future threat to a burning emergency. So why are we failing to act as if our house is on fire? And what would it take to actually put the fire out?
For more than a decade, acclaimed journalist and ground-breaking thinker Naomi Klein has been making 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.
These 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, Klein paints a vivid picture of both social and ecological breakdown – as well as the people and movements rising to turn humanity’s greatest disaster into our greatest opportunity.
On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal shows why Naomi Klein was described by the New Yorker as “the most influential figure on the American left” and why leading environmentalist Bill McKibben calls her “the intellectual godmother of the Green New Deal – which just happens to be the most important idea in the world right now.”
Praise for No Is Not Enough
“This year’s most immediately useful political book.”
Publishers Weekly, “Best Books of 2017”
“In No Is Not Enough, Naomi Klein anatomizes the roots of Trump in the already dystopian world of corporate-ruled America and predicts the ]’end run around democracy”. A clear and readable guide to action, if it is action you are contemplating.”
Paul Mason, The Guardian
“The desire to radically challenge capitalism is widespread and growing. Klein’s new book is an important contribution to that project.”
“An ordinary person’s guide to hope. Read this book.”
“A genuine page-turner—highly engaging and provocative.”
Michelle Alexander, author, The New Jim Crow
“Naomi Klein is one of the few revolutionary public intellectuals of great integrity and vision.”
“Essential and gripping . . . this is the book to read.”
Bill McKibben, author, Oil and Honey: The Education of an Unlikely Activist
“Incites us brilliantly to stiffen our lip, to overcome . . . and to interweave our No with a programmatic Yes.”
Yanis Varoufakis, former Finance Minister of Greece
“Urgent, timely, and necessary”
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Naomi Klein is an award-winning journalist, columnist, and author of the New York Times and international bestsellers The Shock Doctrine, No Logo, This Changes Everything, and No Is Not Enough. A Senior Correspondent for The Intercept, reporter for Rolling Stone, and contributor for both The Nation and The Guardian, Klein is the inaugural Gloria Steinem Endowed Chair in Media, Culture, and Feminist Studies at Rutgers University. She is co-founder of the climate justice organization The Leap.
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