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An insightful and inspiring collection of essays from some of ...

(Mark Lynas, author of High Tide (Flaming)

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(Caroline Lucas, Green Party MEP for Sout)

Surviving Climate Change
The Struggle to Avert Global Catastrophe

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-- World's leading climate campaigners offer practical solutions --

"An insightful and inspiring collection from some of the foremost thinkers on climate change. Not to be missed." Mark Lynas, author of High Tide (Flamingo/HarperCollins, 2004)

"A visionary and hopeful book -- an essential survival guide in turbulent times."
Caroline Lucas, Green Party MEP for South East England

Climate change is a pressing reality. From hurricane Katrina to melting polar ice, and from mass extinctions to increased threats to food and water security, the link between corporate globalisation and planetary blowback is becoming all too evident.

Governments and business keep reassuring the public they are going to fix the problem. This book brings together some leading activists who disagree. They expose the inertia, denial, deception -- even threats to our civil liberties -- which comprise mainstream responses from civil and military policy makers, and from opinion formers in the media, corporations and academia.

An epochal change is called for in the way we all engage with the climate crisis. Key to that change is Aubrey Meyer's proposed 'Contraction and Convergence' framework for limiting global carbon emissions. This book, which also includes contributions by Mayer Hillman and George Marshall, is a powerful and vital guide to how mass mobilisation can avert the looming catastrophe.

About The Author

David Cromwell is co-founder / co-editor of Media Lens ( and a researcher at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton. He is author of Private Planet (2001) and co-author of Guardians of Power: The Myth of the Liberal Media (Pluto, 2006). In 2002, he co-founded the Crisis Forum ( with fellow Southampton academic Mark Levene. Surviving Climate Change: The Struggle to Avert Global Catastrophe, edited by Cromwell and Levene, was published in 2007 by Pluto.

Mark Levene is an environmental activist and a historian at the University of Southampton. He is the author of Genocide in the Age of the Nation-State (2005). He is also founder of Rescue!History, a network seeking to understand the historical origins of climate change.

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