Not Too Late: Changing the Climate Story from Despair to Possibility

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Edited by Rebecca Solnit and Thelma Young-Lutunatabua

Haymarket Books

4/3/2023, paperback

SKU: 9781642598971

 

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 brings strong climate voices from around the world to address the political, scientific, social, and emotional dimensions of the most urgent issue human beings have ever faced. Accessible, encouraging, and engaging, it's an invitation to everyone to understand the issue more deeply, participate more boldly, and imagine the future more creatively.

In concise, illuminating essays and interviews, Not Too Late features the voices of Indigenous activists, such as Guam-based attorney and writer Julian Aguon; climate scientists, among them Jacquelyn Gill and Edward Carr; artists, such as Marshall Islands poet and activist Kathy Jeñtil-Kijiner; and longtime organizers, including The Tyranny of Oil author Antonia Juhasz and Emergent Strategy author adrienne maree brown.

Shaped by the clear-eyed wisdom of editors Rebecca Solnit and Thelma Young Lutunatabua, and enhanced by illustrations by David Solnit, Not Too Late is a guide to take us from climate crisis to climate hope.

Contributors include Julian Aguon, Jade Begay, adrienne maree brown, Edward Carr, Renato Redantor Constantino, Joelle Gergis, Jacquelyn Gill, Mary Annaise Heglar, Mary Ann Hitt, Roshi Joan Halifax, Nikayla Jefferson, Antonia Juhasz, Kathy Jetnil Kijiner, Fenton Lutunatabua & Joseph `Sikulu, Yotam Marom, Denali Nalamalapu, Leah Stokes, Farhana Sultana, and Gloria Walton.

Reviews:

"Absolutely beautiful, absolutely necessary, and absolutely right! Two of our greatest climate voices have rounded up many more realistic and determined colleagues who help us see the path ahead much more clearly!" -- Bill McKibben, author of Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet and founder of Third Act

"An inspiring guidebook for climate activists. A book that provides some brightness, passion, and intelligence in dark times." -- Kirkus Reviews

"A powerful anthology of dispatches from the front lines of the struggle over the future of the planet, by some of the most important activist voices of our time. That such a collection could be assembled is itself a cause for hope." -- Amitav Ghosh, author of The Nutmeg's Curse: Parables for a Planet in Crisis

About the Editors:

Rebecca Solnit  is the author of more than twenty books, including Orwell's RosesHope in the DarkMen Explain Things to MeA Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities that Arise in Disaster; and A Field Guide to Getting Lost. A longtime climate and human rights activist, she serves on the board of the climate group Oil Change International, and the advisory boards of Dayenu and Third Act.

Thelma Young-Lutunatabua is a digital storyteller and activist. She is the co-founder of Not Too Late. She currently works at The Solutions Project. Before that she's worked in various roles supporting the global climate movement, as well as other human rights endeavors around the world. She calls Fiji and Texas home.