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A Good War

Mobilizing Canada for the Climate Emergency
Paperback Book
Publisher: 
Ecw Press
 | 
September, 2020
ISBN:
9781770415454
Quantity: 
10
$24.95 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

Canada needs to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 50% to prevent a catastrophic 1.5 degree increase in the earth’s average temperature—assumed by many scientists to be a critical danger line for the planet and human life as we know it.

It’s 2021, and Canada is not on track to meet our targets. To do so, we’ll need radical systemic change to how we live and work—and fast. How will we do it?

Top policy analyst Seth Klein shows how we can do it now because we’ve done it before. During the Second World War, Canadian citizens and government remade the economy by retooling factories, transforming their workforce, and making the war effort a common cause for all Canadians to contribute to.

Klein demonstrates how wartime thinking and community efforts can be repurposed today for Canada’s own Green New Deal. He shares how we can create jobs and reduce inequality while tackling our climate obligations for a climate neutral—or even climate zero—future. From enlisting broad public support for new economic models, to job creation through investment in green infrastructure, Klein shows us a bold, practical policy plan for Canada’s sustainable future. More than this: A Good War offers a remarkably hopeful message for how we can meet the defining challenge of our lives.

COVID-19 has brought a previously unthinkable pace of change to the world—one which demonstrates our ability to adapt rapidly when we’re at risk. Many recent changes are what Klein proposes in these very pages. The world can, actually, turn on a dime if necessary. This is the blueprint for how to do it.

What remains a clear conclusion rom all these crises, past and present, is that humans are amazingly resilient and capable of accomplishing great things with remarkable speed when the circumstances require.

“Klein sees that the only way for human civilization to survive the climate emergency is through an ‘all hands on deck’ approach that has only been seen in times of war—or recently in pandemic. Saving ourselves is a huge challenge. Marshaling the facts, the hope and the path forward is essential work for which writer and policy wonk Seth Klein is ideally suited.” — Elizabeth May, MP and former leader of the Green Party of Canada

Publisher’s Description: 

This is the roadmap out of climate crisis that Canadians have been waiting for. Naomi Klein, activist and New York Times bestselling author of This Changes Everything and The Shock Doctrine

 

  • One of Canadas top policy analysts provides the first full-scale blueprint for meeting our climate change commitments
  • Contains the results of a national poll on Canadians attitudes to the climate crisis
  • Shows that radical transformative climate action can be done, while producing jobs and reducing inequality as we retool how we live and work.
  • Deeply researched and targeted specifically to Canada and Canadians while providing a model that other countries could follow

 

Canada needs to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 50% to prevent a catastrophic 1.5 degree increase in the earths average temperature assumed by many scientists to be a critical danger line for the planet and human life as we know it.

Its 2020, and Canada is not on track to meet our targets. To do so, well need radical systemic change to how we live and workand fast. How can we ever achieve this?

Top policy analyst and author Seth Klein reveals we can do it now because weve done it before. During the Second World War, Canadian citizens and government remade the economy by retooling factories, transforming their workforce, and making the war effort a common cause for all Canadians to contribute to.

Klein demonstrates how wartime thinking and community efforts can be repurposed today for Canadas own Green New Deal. He shares how we can create jobs and reduce inequality while tackling our climate obligations for a climate neutralor even climate zerofuture. From enlisting broad public support for new economic models, to job creation through investment in green infrastructure, Klein shows us a bold, practical policy plan for Canadas sustainable future. More than this: A Good War offers a remarkably hopeful message for how we can meet the defining challenge of our lives.

COVID-19 has brought a previously unthinkable pace of change to the worldone which demonstrates our ability to adapt rapidly when were at risk. Many recent changes are what Klein proposes in these very pages. The world can, actually, turn on a dime if necessary. This is the blueprint for how to do it.

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