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A call to action from Jane Fonda, one of the most inspiring activists of our time, urging us to wake up to the looming disaster of climate change and equipping us with the tools we need to join her in protest.

This is the last possible moment in history when changing course can mean saving lives and species on an unimaginable scale. It's too late for moderation. 

Our climate is in a crisis. 2019 saw atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases hit the highest level ever recorded in human history, and our window of opportunity to avoid disaster is quickly closing. In the autumn of 2019, frustrated with the obvious inaction of politicians and inspired by contemporary activists, Jane Fonda moved to Washington, DC, to lead weekly climate change demonstrations on Capitol Hill. On October 11, she launched Fire Drill Fridays (FDF) and has since led thousands of people in non-violent civil disobedience, risking arrest to protest for action.

In What Can I Do? Fonda’s deeply personal journey as an activist is weaved alongside interviews with leading climate scientists and discussions of issues such as water, migration and human rights to emphasise what is at stake. Throughout, Fonda provides concrete solutions and actions that everybody can take in order to combat the climate crisis in their community.

As Annie Leonard, executive director of Greenpeace US and Fonda's partner in developing FDF, has declared, 'Change is inevitable; by design, or by disaster'. The problems we face now require every one of us to join the fight. The fight not only for our immediate future, but for the future of generations to come.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2020 Jane Fonda (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic reviews

"In this straightforward, multi-seamed call-to-action, Jane uses her voice and profile to detail the damage fossil fuels are causing and how changes to the climate affect people’s daily lives." (Waitrose Weekend)

"Thought-provoking gift...may just inspire you." (Woman & Home)

"Inspiring." (Woman’s Weekly Fiction Monthly)

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Can't finish it, I can't bear the shouting!

Every time Jane reads something that is a quote from a rally she shouts it and her voice is really forced. It's so uncomfortable to listen to I just can't finish it. Which is such a shame, as it's a really important topic.

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Informative and inspiring

I bought this book in audio format. It’s an excellent book which provides both education of how we’ve got to the mess the plant is in, together with information on how to commit to each of us being able to play our part in changing the current course. This book has made me feel my actions are relevant and I feel committed to playing my part to change the current trajectory. It’s read brilliantly by Jane, of course. One can hear her passion and commitment but at no time does she sound patronising or lecturing. There is a lot to take on board in this book. It’s both a pleasure to listen to, and packed with information. Although the audible version comes with a PDF I’ve also chosen to purchase the hard copy book because I want to be able to refer back to it as often as I need to.

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Informative & inspiring

If you want to take action and be more aware then this is the perfect guide to climate change action!