An energizing case for hope about the climate, from Rebecca Solnit ("the voice of the resistance"--New York Times), climate activist Thelma Young Lutunatabua, and a chorus of voices calling on us to rise to the moment. Not Too Late is the book for anyone who is despondent, anxious, or unsure about climate change and seeking answers. As the contributors to this volume make clear, the future will be decided by whether we act in the present--and we must act to counter institutional inertia, fossil fuel interests, and political obduracy.
These dispatches from the climate movement around the world feature the voices of organizers like Guam-based lawyer and writer Julian Aguon; climate scientists like Dr. Jacquelyn Gill and Dr. Edward Carr; poets like Marshall Islands activist Kathy Jetnil-Kijner; and longtime organizers like The Tyranny of Oil author Antonia Juhasz and Emergent Strategy author adrienne maree brown. Guided by Rebecca Solnit's typical clear-eyed wisdom and enriched by illustrations, Not Too Late leads readers from discouragement to possibilities, from climate despair to climate hope.
About the Author
Writer, historian, and activist REBECCA SOLNIT is the author of more than twenty books on feminism, western and urban history, popular power, social change and insurrection, wandering and walking, hope and catastrophe. Her books include Orwell's Roses; Hope in the Dark; Men Explain Things to Me; A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities that Arise in Disaster; and A Field Guide to Getting Lost. She writes regularly for the Guardian, serves on the board of the climate group Oil Change International, and just launched the climate project Not Too Late. THELMA YOUNG LUTUNATABUA is a strategist and storyteller who has focused her career on supporting communities to control their narratives and craft their own stories. Her entry work into the global climate movement was during the 2014 Peoples Climate March in New York City, and from there she went on to oversee 350.org's global social media and digital storytelling programs. Previously, she worked with civil society networks in Burma/Myanmar and Thailand to promote human rights, gender justice and democracy. She has an MA in Media Studies from The New School. She currently works at The Solutions Project. She calls Fiji and Texas home. DAVID SOLNIT (brother of Rebecca Solnit) is an arts organizer, puppeteer, artist, and carpenter.