Fight Global Warming Now

Fight Global Warming Now Cover

Fight Global Warming Now

The Handbook for Taking Action in Your Community

By Bill McKibben

Henry Holt & Company, Paperback, 9780805087048, 202pp.

Publication Date: October 16, 2007

Description

Bestselling author Bill McKibben turns activist in the first hands-on guidebook to stopping climate change, the world's greatest threat

Hurricane Katrina. A rapidly disappearing Arctic. The warmest winter on the East Coast in recorded history. The leading scientist at NASA warns that we have only ten years to reverse climate change; the British government's report on global warming estimates that the financial impact will be greater than the Great Depression and both world wars combined. Bill McKibben, the author of the first major book on global warming, "The End of Nature," warns that it's no longer time to debate global warming, it's time to fight it.

Drawing on the experience of Step It Up, a national day of rallies held on April 14, McKibben and the Step It Up team of organizers provide the facts of what must change to save the climate and show how to build the fight in your community, church, or college. They describe how to launch online grassroots campaigns, generate persuasive political pressure, plan high-profile events that will draw media attention, and other effective actions. This essential book offers the blueprint for a mighty new movement against the most urgent challenge facing us today.



About the Author
Bill McKibben is the author of ten books, including "The End of Nature" and "Deep Economy." A former staff writer for "The New Yorker," he writes regularly for "Harper's" and "The Atlantic Monthly," among other publications. The Step It Up team are activists Phil Aroneanu, Will Bates, May Boeve, Jamie Henn, Jeremy Osborn, and Jon Warnow. Together, they have organized more than five hundred events to fight global warming.

Join the Conversation

Join the Conversation

Sign up today to hear about books and authors from an independent bookstore near you.