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On fire : the (burning) case for a green new deal, Naomi Klein

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On fire : the (burning) case for a green new deal
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On fire
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the (burning) case for a green new deal
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Naomi Klein
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eng
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"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 ... dispatches from the frontlines of contemporary natural disaster, she pens ... 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. [This book] 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"--Provided by publisher
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  • Klein (This Changes Everything) makes a case for a Green New Deal in a treatise high on passion, but low on specifics. It consists largely of reprinted writings—reporting, think pieces, public talks—with brief notes providing updates. After an account of speaking at a 2015 Vatican press conference on Pope Francis’s climate change encyclical, Klein comments that the Church’s encouraging gesture now seems overshadowed by a lack of accountability over its sexual abuse crisis. These retrospective pieces lack the urgency of the book’s lengthy introduction about fostering “economies built both to protect and to regenerate the planet’s life support system and to respect and sustain the people who depend on them.” In the brief epilogue, Klein returns to the book’s main thrust and argues the Green New Deal still has a “fighting chance.” But even that formulation acknowledges the difficulties involved, and her more extravagant proposals—for instance, transforming every post office in her native Canada into a “hub for green transition”—don’t encourage confidence in her ambitious program. Klein’s cri de coeur (“when the future of life is at stake, there is nothing we cannot achieve”) will galvanize some and depress others. Agent: Anthony Arnove, Roam Agency. (Sept.) 
			 --Staff (Reviewed 08/05/2019) (Publishers Weekly, vol 266, issue 31, p)
  • /* Starred Review */ Climate justice expert Klein (media, culture, & feminist studies, Rutgers Univ.; This Changes Everything) combines ten years' worth of her public talks and essays to clearly explain the urgent need for the creation of the Green New Deal. In 2019, U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Ed Markey introduced the Green New Deal. Named after President Roosevelt's New Deal, this immense project would alter the foundation of a political system and an economy that favors the rich in order to enable sustainable energy production, lower pollution, replant forests, and provide jobs for those in fossil fuel industries. Klein blames the climate crisis on greedy corporations, along with a society that allows money and fear to rule decisions. Using examples such as Hurricane Maria's devastation of Puerto Rico, raging wildfires in the States and elsewhere, migration of people from decimated environments to unwelcoming and hostile countries, and a rise of white supremacist activities around the world, Klein displays the need for a collective solution that will benefit the Earth. VERDICT A necessary read for both proponents and opponents of the Green New Deal, complete with eye-opening facts that make clear the need for drastic change. --Jason L. Steagall (Reviewed 09/01/2019) (Library Journal, vol 144, issue 8, p86)
  • An impassioned anthology of the author's evidence-based pleas to alleviate climate change. In her latest book, Intercept senior correspondent Klein (Media, Culture, and Feminist Studies/Rutgers Univ.; This Changes Everything: Capitalism Versus the Climate, 2015, etc.) presents pieces, some of which have been updated, from 2010 to 2019. Whether revised or not, most still resonate; the masterful, newly composed, 53-page introduction alone is worth the cover price. What separates Klein from many other advocates for a Green New Deal is her balanced combination of idealism and politics-based realism. The idealism shines through as she discusses the need for systemic change across the globe. The realism becomes apparent as she explains the huge obstacles to progressive policies put in place by elected politicians, private-sector corporate leaders, and omnipresent lobbyists, most of whom rarely care about the overarching public interest and can spend money at will to further their agendas. Throughout her urgent essays, Klein lucidly expresses her incredulity that huge swaths of humanity fail to recognize the critical nature of our current climate crisis. She believes that mass destruction will occur during many readers' lifetimes, with their children and grandchildren suffering even greater losses. Alterations in individual behaviors—if enough individuals willingly participate—can lead to short-term alleviation, but long-term systemic change must follow immediately. The author's most compelling extended example is the account of how 15-year-old Greta Thunberg of Sweden has influenced countless people to join in her advocacy. "Listening to Thunberg speak about how our collective climate inaction had nearly stolen her will to live seemed to help others feel the fire of survival in their own bellies," writes Klein. The author also explores historical instances of systemic change to determine if the New Deal proposed by Franklin Roosevelt serves as the most appropriate analogy for the currently circulating Green New Deal. Klein wisely ranges beyond the U.S. and her native Canada when presenting evidence and explaining obstacles. Another important addition to the literature on the most essential issue of our day. (Kirkus Reviews, August 1, 2019)
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Klein, Naomi
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363.7/0561
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GE220
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.K54 2019
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non fiction
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  • Environmental justice
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  • Climatic changes
  • Political culture
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the (burning) case for a green new deal
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On fire : the (burning) case for a green new deal, Naomi Klein
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In the title, the word "fire" is represented by an illustration
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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2019027910
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22 cm
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First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
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x, 309 pages
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9781982129910
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2019027910
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On fire : the (burning) case for a green new deal, Naomi Klein
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In the title, the word "fire" is represented by an illustration
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2019027910
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
x, 309 pages
Isbn
9781982129910
Lccn
2019027910
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
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(OCoLC)1110657071

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