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

by Rebecca Solnit (Editor)

Paperback, 2023


"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 Je˝til-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."--Publisher marketing.… (more)



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Haymarket Books (2023), 200 pages

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Not Too Late, edited by Rebecca Solnit and Thelma Young-Lutunatabua, is an important collection of essays that addresses not just the science of climate change but how important the right frame of mind is in making change.

As far as the science and the politics/big business information, there is not
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a lot new here. What makes the information stand out and become more relevant is the way the writers discuss what we can, indeed, do and how useful that action can be. The takeaway isn't that climate change is real, or that it is near a tipping point, but that it is NOT too late, that we can make positive change, and that we have to have hope and believe in the possibility. Not an easily swayed hope, a deep goal driven hope. Coupled with the proper actions we can do what the fossil fuel industry doesn't want, save the world.

These essays approach the topic from many angles and many of them will likely speak to you, your situation, and your perspective. Not all, but even the ones that might not touch you as deeply still offer a positive sense of hope for the future, and we need all of that we can get.

Highly recommended for anyone interested in taking up the fight and who has suffered, as most of us have, with periods of crippling frustration and despair that only serves to impede our progress.

Reviewed from a copy made available by the publisher via Edelweiss.
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