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On Fire

The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal
Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
Categories: Non-fiction, Environment
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Penguin presents the audiobook edition of On Fire by Naomi Klein.   

For more than 20 years, Naomi Klein has been the foremost chronicler of the economic war waged on both people and planet - and the champion of a sweeping environmental agenda with justice at its centre. Her books have defined our era. 

On Fire gathers for the first time more than a decade of her impassioned writing from the front line of climate change and pairs it with new material on the staggeringly high stakes of what we choose to do next.   

These essays, reports and lectures show Klein at her most prophetic and philosophical, investigating the climate crisis not only as a profound political challenge but also as a spiritual and imaginative one. Delving into topics ranging from the clash between ecological time and our culture of 'perpetual now', to rising white supremacy and fortressed borders as a form of 'climate barbarism', this is a rousing call to action for a planet on the brink.

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©2019 Naomi Klein (P)2019 Penguin Audio

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Important message

This is an important and passionate book about the world that we need to protect, because failure is not an option.

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Amazing book but...

An truly inspiring book and life dedicated to social services that deserve absolute respect. My humble comment is that nuclear has been underestimated. This is probably the most realistic option as buffer to speed up the transition. The so called “green technologies” can not deliver the needed change.
I suggests to read: “prescription for a planet” by Tom Bless who explain the pros and cons of every energy alternative + the nuclear option as the most effective way to revert all the damage and pollution.

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very interesting read

a very interesting and Stark look at the possible future if carbon emissions aren't contained. well worth the read.

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well researched and timely

no stone has been left unturned in the search for an answer to what now

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  • Tania Rodriguez
  • 20-10-2019

Thank you Naomi.

Thank you for the accurate and honest account of events and facts, reflections and hopes. Made me think every minute.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 25-10-2019

This book is so good and so important. must read!

My daughter is named after Naomi Klein. I didn't know how important that was until I heard this book. I am now working through a state of 'climate grief', but this gives me purpose. thank you Naomi.

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  • ruari Mitchell
  • 29-05-2020

must

thought provoking and life changing. a must for anybody who wants to see a brighter future

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  • Dave
  • 19-05-2020

Verbose

Some good arguments regarding climate change policy. Plenty of apologetics for shoehorning in tangential policies.

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  • Alex Wood
  • 06-03-2020

most important book you havent read

absolutely brilliant. throughly researched, compelling, with a gripping narative throughout. Supported a green new deal from the start: now I'm much more determined to see it happen

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  • Andrew Connolly
  • 03-03-2020

Essential reading for a 21st Century Citizen

It's time to act. Write to your MP and put pressure on your government to stop this madness. The house is on fire and the fire alarms have been going constantly aicne the 80's. If we carry on as normal there will be no comfortable future for humanity.

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  • Paul Brewer
  • 08-02-2020

Really insightful

There is no more important issue for our time than climate change, the issue transcends borders and political loyalties, Naomi uses her own experiences to make the case for changes to our economic and social system that makes sense.

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  • Phoebe Halstead
  • 28-11-2019

hopeful and inspiring

climate change is terrifying but this offers inspiration and motivation to keep engaged and fighting

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  • sin sin minkin
  • 23-11-2019

A Herald for the Twenty-first Century

Klein convinces every step of the way that we must and can live differently and begin to repair our world.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-10-2019

Informative

Kids should learn this at school and the government should be educating the widder public.