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On Fire

The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal
Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
Categories: Money & Finance, Economics
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Summary

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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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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essential and visionary stuff..

.. from a leading mind on the climate emergency. only hampered by the book still feeling like the collection of articles it originally was, for the most part. and perhaps with too few concrete calls to action for the individual. otherwise brilliant.

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must

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

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Verbose

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

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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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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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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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hopeful and inspiring

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

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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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Informative

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

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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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