Should we fight climate change like a war? Seth Klein thinks so
Seth Klein says that we need to treat the climate crisis just like an emergency. In fact, Canada needs to respond with the same determination as it did during the Second World War, when over a million Canadians went to Europe to fight the Nazis, and the entire government and the economy was rallied to confront the threat.
This is the message in his fascinating new book, “A Good War: Mobilizing Canada for the Climate Emergency,” published this month by ECW Press. Seth takes a look at what we need to do to defeat the climate emergency, and shows that we have what it takes – we just need the political will to do it. Learn more at SethKlein.ca.
Seth Klein is the founding Executive Director of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives BC Office (and yes, in case you were wondering, he is Naomi Klein’s brother). I first met Seth in the 1990s in Vancouver, and we have been good friends ever since.
By the way, as a student, Seth and his friends toured schools across the country raising the alarm about nuclear war for the famous SAGE tour. You can watch a documentary about the SAGE tour on PeaceQuest’s website for educators: warandchidren.com.
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Brilliant and timely
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Seth makes a very clear argument that we can change things by changing our approach and making things a priority. Homelessness, along with climate change is another issue that simply is not being addressed. It comes down to leadership.
I like his way of framing things.
Agree with Mr. Klein. Our history attests to the facts that we do not have to operate economically according to the coercive win-lose fiction. We do not need to operate with sacrifice populations. These are establishment fictions undermined by sober, dispassionate analysis.
Good media here.
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