Climate Generation


Climate Generation

Awakening to Our Children's Future
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172 pages
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    About the book

    Environmentalist Lorna Gold issues a clarion call to take immediate action on climate change or risk bequeathing a stark legacy to future generations. Lorna shares her personal journey in coming to understand what ‘climate change’ means to her both as an activist and as a mother who is fearful for her children’s prospects in a world that hovers on the brink of destruction. Rather than simply lament the grave situation facing our planet, however, Climate Generation offers the reader hope and a manifesto for change.

    Exceptionally well written, organized and presented, "Climate Generation: Awakening to Our Children's Future" is a unique and seminal contribution to the growing body of environmental protection and reclamation literature and should be a part of every community and academic library collection.

    Midwest Book Review

    Lorna Gold has given all of herself to this small book. She takes us on an anguished journey into the heart of the climate crisis, and emerges emboldened — with a radical, utterly convincing hope that we can spring into action to protect the future of everything, and everyone, we love most.

    Naomi Klein
    Author of This Changes Everything: Capitalism Vs. The Climate

    We need more narratives on climate change so that people are encouraged to make it a personal issue in their lives. This compelling personal story of a mother and activist makes that emotional connection very well, as she wakes up to the danger her children are in and connects the dots on how to safeguard their future.

    Mary Robinson
    President, Mary Robinson Foundation — Climate Justice

    Written by one of the planet’s most stalwart and successful climate fighters, this is a truly necessary book. If you’ve ever wondered how you could dig in and make a real difference on the greatest problem the planet faces, wonder no longer. Just read.

    Bill McKibben
    Author of The End of Nature

    About the author

    Lorna Gold currently works as Policy and Advocacy Manager with the Irish Catholic Agency for International Development, Trócaire. Before joining Trócaire, she received a Ph.D. in Economic Geography from the University of Glasgow and worked in the Department of Politics in the University of York. She writes extensively on global economic and social development, with a particular focus on the contribution of Christian social thought in addressing the challenges of ethical globalization.