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  • Published: 31 August 2021
  • ISBN: 9780241514634
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 96
  • RRP: $12.99

This Can't be Happening




In 20 short books, Penguin Classics brings you the new canon of great environmental works

Over the past 75 years, a new canon has emerged. As humans have driven the living planet to the brink of collapse, visionary thinkers around the world have raised their voices to defend it. Their words have endured, becoming the classics that define the environmental movement today.

In these galvanising speeches and essays, George Monbiot calls on humanity to stop averting its gaze from the destruction of the living planet, and wake up to the greatest predicament we have ever faced.

  • Published: 31 August 2021
  • ISBN: 9780241514634
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 96
  • RRP: $12.99

About the author

George Monbiot

George Monbiot is an author, Guardian columnist and environmental campaigner. His best-selling books include Feral: Rewilding the Land, Sea and Human Life and Heat: How We Can Stop the Planet Burning; his latest is Out of the Wreckage: A New Politics for an Age of Crisis. George cowrote the concept album Breaking the Spell of Loneliness with musician Ewan McLennan, and has made a number of viral videos. One of them, adapted from his 2013 TED talk, How Wolves Change Rivers, has been viewed on YouTube over 40 million times. Another, on Natural Climate Solutions, which he co-presented with Greta Thunberg, has been watched over 60 million times.

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