The Struggle to Avert Global Catastrophe

Edited by David Cromwell and Mark Levene

Publication date: October 2007
Pages: 256

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Book Description

— World’s leading climate campaigners offer practical solutions —

“An insightful and inspiring collection from some of the foremost thinkers on climate change. Not to be missed.” Mark Lynas, author of High Tide (Flamingo/HarperCollins, 2004)

“A visionary and hopeful book — an essential survival guide in turbulent times.”

Caroline Lucas, Green Party MEP for South East England

Climate change is a pressing reality. From hurricane Katrina to melting polar ice, and from mass extinctions to increased threats to food and water security, the link between corporate globalisation and planetary blowback is becoming all too evident.

Governments and business keep reassuring the public they are going to fix the problem. This book brings together some leading activists who disagree. They expose the inertia, denial, deception — even threats to our civil liberties — which comprise mainstream responses from civil and military policy makers, and from opinion formers in the media, corporations and academia.

An epochal change is called for in the way we all engage with the climate crisis. Key to that change is Aubrey Meyer’s proposed ‘Contraction and Convergence’ framework for limiting global carbon emissions. This book, which also includes contributions by Mayer Hillman and George Marshall, is a powerful and vital guide to how mass mobilisation can avert the looming catastrophe.