An argument for bold action to halt climate destruction, adapted
for young people from Andreas Malm’s best-selling book
Young people are
inheriting a world of climate catastrophe. Young people are also one
of the strongest forces leading movements for climate justice, and to
halt the fossil fuel emissions that are making our Earth unlivable.
As Greta Thunberg
and the Fridays for the Future movement have made clear, solutions
offered by adults are far too little, far too late: the measures in
unenforceable international agreements won’t halt our reliance on
fossil fuels, or take the drastic steps humans need to take in order
to keep our planet livable.
What kinds of
drastic steps are needed? What kind of bold actions can the climate
justice begin using to bring a stop to climate destruction, and that
can be employed alongside existing strategies of mass protest,
awareness, and legal appeals? Why does our society consider profit
for oil companies more important than the future of young people and
the health of our shared environment?
In this adaptation
of Andreas Malm’s best-selling book on the need for a bolder, more
confrontational climate justice movement, these urgent questions are
brought to the most important audience of all: those who are growing
up in a world on fire.