Catching Fire - Naomi Klein
For more than twenty years, Naomi Klein has been the foremost chronicler of the economic war waged against people and the planet, tirelessly championing a far-reaching ecological plan centered on justice. Among his elegant reporting, written from the front lines of contemporary natural catastrophes, are a series of intense and indispensable essays for the public that bring us prophetic and urgent warnings about the future that awaits us if we refuse to act, as well as glimmers of hope. for a much better future. On fire brings together, for the first time, more than a decade of his passionate articles and unpublished material on the overwhelming consequences of our immediate political and economic choices.
These extensive articles show us the most prophetic and philosophical version of Klein, who investigates the climate crisis not only as a profound political challenge but also as a spiritual and imaginative challenge. Delve into issues ranging from the conflict between ecological time and our "perpetual now" culture, to the inspiring story of humans' ability to rapidly change and evolve when faced with dire threats, to the rise of white supremacy. and borders turned into fortresses as a form of “climate barbarism”, in what constitutes a call to action to save a planet that is on the brink of the abyss.
Chronicles from the ghostly Great Barrier Reef or the smoke-choked skies year after year in the Pacific Northwest, from a hurricane-battered Puerto Rico or a Vatican trying to instigate an unprecedented "ecological conversion," Klein tells us says that we will only rise to the existential challenge posed by climate change if we are willing to transform the systems that have caused this crisis.
These pages are a wide-ranging investigation that considers that the fight for a more sustainable world cannot be separated from the fight for our lives. A) Yes, On fire it captures the suffocating urgency of the climate crisis, as well as the fiery energy of a rising political movement demanding a catalytic Green New Deal.