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Published in: Society 4/2022

06-07-2022 | BOOK REVIEW

Eugene Linden, Fire & Flood: A People’s History of Climate Change, from 1979 to the Present

Allen Lane, 2022, 291 pp., ISBN: 978-0241565551

Author: John Sweeney

Published in: Society | Issue 4/2022

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A young climate activist from Uganda, Hilda Nakabuye, told political leaders at a recent UN Climate Conference: “You’ve been negotiating for the last 25 years, even before I was born. I am the voice of the dying children, displaced women, and people suffering at the hands of a climate crisis created by rich countries.” It is a stark reminder of the long-term failure by states, institutions, companies, and individuals to arrest the climate change–led degradation of planet Earth both for present and future generations. In this award-winning book, author Eugene Linden seeks to explain how this failure has come about by chronicling, decade by decade, the personalities and events that have contributed to placing the planet on the edge of potentially catastrophic climate tipping points. …
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Title
Eugene Linden, Fire & Flood: A People’s History of Climate Change, from 1979 to the Present
Allen Lane, 2022, 291 pp., ISBN: 978-0241565551
Author
John Sweeney
Publication date
06-07-2022
Publisher
Springer US
Published in
Society / Issue 4/2022
Print ISSN: 0147-2011
Electronic ISSN: 1936-4725
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s12115-022-00748-2