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  • Published: 29 September 2020
  • ISBN: 9780141991306
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $24.00

On Fire

The Burning Case for a Green New Deal




No.1 international and New York Times bestselling author Naomi Klein makes the case for a Green New Deal

For more than twenty years, Naomi Klein has been the foremost chronicler of the economic war waged on both people and planet - and an unapologetic champion of a sweeping environmental agenda with justice at its centre. On Fire: The Burning Case for a Green New Deal gathers for the first time more than a decade of her impassioned writing, and pairs it with new material on the staggeringly high stakes of our immediate political and economic choices.

With reports spanning from the ghostly Great Barrier Reef to the smoke-choked skies of the Pacific Northwest, to post-hurricane Puerto Rico, to a Vatican attempting an unprecedented 'ecological conversion', Klein makes the case that we will rise to the existential challenge of climate change only if we are willing to transform the systems that produced this crisis.

An expansive, far-ranging exploration that sees the battle for a greener world as indistinguishable from the fight for our lives, On Fire captures the burning urgency of the climate crisis, as well as the fiery energy of a rising political movement demanding a catalytic Green New Deal.

  • Published: 29 September 2020
  • ISBN: 9780141991306
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $24.00

About the author

Naomi Klein

Born in Montreal in 1970, Naomi Klein is an award-winning journalist and author of the international bestseller No Logo, which was shortlisted for the Guardian first book award. Translated into twenty-five languages, No Logo was called "a movement bible" and placed Naomi Klein at the vanguard of a new wave of considering globalisation and corporations. In Blank is Beautiful, Klein will once again revolutionize our way of thinking.Naomi Klein writes an internationally syndicated column for the Guardian and her articles appear in numerous publications, including The Nation, The New Statesman, Newsweek International, the New York Times and the Village Voice. A collection of her work, titled Fences and Windows: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Globalization Debate, was published in October 2002. For the past six years, Klein has travelled throughout North America, Asia, Latin America and Europe, tracking the rise of anticorporate activism. She is a frequent media commentator and university guest lecturer and was a Miliband Fellow at the London School of Economics. Her latest book is The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism (Penguin, 2007).

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Praise for On Fire

Naomi Klein is a precious gift: every time I read her words, my heart leaps from sadness and anger to action. She takes us deep, down to the roots of what is wrong - and then up, up to a height from which we can see what must be done. Everything we love is at stake now: these writings are our best and brightest hope.

Emma Thompson

Naomi Klein's work has always moved and guided me. She is the great chronicler of our age of climate emergency, an inspirer of generations

Greta Thunberg

Naomi Klein applies her fine, fierce and meticulous mind to the greatest, most urgent questions of our times. . . . I count her among the most inspirational political thinkers in the world today.

Arundhati Roy

A critically important thought-leader in these perilous times, a necessary voice as a courageous movement of movements rises from the ashes.

Michelle Alexander, author of THE NEW JIM CROW

The greatest theorist of climate change.

Amitav Ghosh

Naomi is like a great doctor - she can diagnose problems nobody else sees.

Alfonso Cuarón

An invigorating message of climate hope through social transformation. Bring on the revolution.

Fred Pearce, New Scientist

In On Fire, the longstanding critic of corporate globalisation argues for a much more comprehensive economic reboot ... a long-lensed critique about humanity's relationship to nature.

Jonathan Ford, Financial Times

A hopeful vision of the future ... In these extraordinary times it should appeal to a new set of readers looking for extreme solutions to match the extremity of the crisis. This is Klein doing what she does best: 'not being polite and not playing by the rules'.

Harriet Constable, Geographical Magazine

A powerful and righteous blast against defeatism.

Andrew Lynch, Business Post

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