What We're Fighting for Now Is Each Other: Dispatches from the Front Lines of Climate Justice

What We're Fighting for Now Is Each Other: Dispatches from the Front Lines of Climate Justice

An pressing, on-the-ground examine the various “new American radicals” who've laid every little thing at the line to construct a much better weather justice movement

The technology is apparent: catastrophic weather switch, through any humane definition, is upon us. while, the fossil-fuel has doubled down, economically and politically, on enterprise as ordinary. we are facing an unparalleled situation—a radical scenario. As someone of sense of right and wrong, how are you going to respond?

In 2010, journalist Wen Stephenson awakened to the genuine scale and urgency of the disaster bearing down on humanity, beginning with the poorest and such a lot weak all over, and faced what he calls “the non secular trouble on the center of the weather crisis.” encouraged by means of others who refused to retreat into numerous sorts of denial and fatalism, he walked clear of his profession in mainstream media and have become an activist, becoming a member of these operating to construct a transformative circulation for weather justice in America.

In What We’re battling for now's each one Other, Stephenson tells his personal tale and gives an up-close, on-the-ground examine the various extraordinary and brave people—those he calls “new American radicals”—who have laid every thing at the line to construct and encourage this fast-growing circulation: old-school environmentalists and younger climate-justice organizers, frontline group leaders and Texas tar-sands blockaders, Quakers and faculty scholars, evangelicals and Occupiers. most crucial, Stephenson pushes past effortless labels to appreciate who those humans fairly are, what drives them, and what they’re eventually struggling with for. He argues that the move is much less like environmentalism as we all know it and extra just like the nice human-rights and social-justice struggles of the 19th and 20th centuries, from abolitionism to civil rights. It’s a stream for human solidarity.

This is a fiercely pressing and profoundly religious trip into the climate-justice stream at a severe moment—in seek of what weather justice, at this overdue hour, may well but suggest.

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