On Fire Book
On Fire writes from the frontline of climate breakdown, and investigates what we choose to do next in this climate crisis. Touching on a range of topics including the clash between ecological time and the culture of 'perpetual now,' to increased white supremacy, Klein demands action for a planet on the brink.
With examples from the ghostly Great Barrier Reef, the smoke-choked skies of the Pacific Northwest, post-hurricane Puerto Rico and a Vatican attempting an unprecedented 'ecological conversion,' Klein asserts that we will rise to the existential challenge of climate change only if we are willing to alter the systems that produced this crisis.
The battle for a greener world is indistinguishable from the fight for our lives. On Fire highlights the burning urgency of the climate crisis, and the energy of a rising political movement demanding change now.
Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Allen Lane
Product Dimensions: 240mm x 30mm x 162mm
“Naomi Klein is the intellectual godmother of the Green New Deal —which just happens to be the most important idea in the world right now”—Bill McKibben
“Naomi Klein’s work has always moved and guided me. She is the great chronicler of our age of climate emergency, an inspirer of generations.”—Greta Thunberg, climate activist
“A critically important thought-leader in these perilous times, a necessary voice as a courageous movement of movements rises from the ashes.”—Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow
“Naomi is like a great doctor—she can diagnose problems nobody else sees.”—Alfonso Cuarón, Academy Award-winning director of Roma
“Naomi Klein applies her fine, fierce and meticulous mind to the greatest, most urgent questions of our times. . . . I count her among the most inspirational political thinkers in the world today.”—Arundhati Roy, Man Booker Prize-winng author of The God of Small Things
“Naomi Klein is a precious gift: every time I read her words, my heart leaps from sadness and anger to action. She takes us deep, down to the roots of what is wrong—and then up, up to a height from which we can see what must be done. Everything we love is at stake now: these writings are our best and brightest hope.”—Emma Thompson