Ignition: What You Can Do To Fight Global Warming and Spark a Movement

Ignition: What You Can Do To Fight Global Warming and Spark a Movement

by Jonathan Isham, Sissel Waage, Bill McKibben, Mary Lou Finley, John Passacantando
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1597261564

ISBN-13: 9781597261562

Pub. Date: 07/30/2007

Publisher: Island Press

The evidence is irrefutable: global warming is real. While the debate continues about just how much damage spiking temperatures will wreak, we know the threat to our homes, health, and even way of life is dire. So why isn’t America doing anything? Where is the national campaign to stop this catastrophe?
 
It may lie between the covers of this

Overview

The evidence is irrefutable: global warming is real. While the debate continues about just how much damage spiking temperatures will wreak, we know the threat to our homes, health, and even way of life is dire. So why isn’t America doing anything? Where is the national campaign to stop this catastrophe?
 
It may lie between the covers of this book. Ignition brings together some of the world’s finest thinkers and advocates to jump start the ultimate green revolution. Including celebrated writers like Bill McKibben and renowned scholars like Gus Speth, as well as young activists, the authors draw on direct experience in grassroots organization, education, law, and social leadership. Their approaches are various, from building coalitions to win political battles to rallying shareholders to change corporate behavior. But they share a belief that private fears about deadly heat waves and disastrous hurricanes can translate into powerful public action.
 
For anyone who feels compelled to do more than change their light bulbs or occasionally carpool, Ignition is an essential guide. Combining incisive essays with success stories and web resources, the book helps readers answer the most important question we all face: “What can I do?”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781597261562
Publisher:
Island Press
Publication date:
07/30/2007
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction \ Bill McKibben
 
PART I. It's Time
Chapter 1. Igniting Action for a New Movement
Chapter 2. Groundswell 
Chapter 3. Shaping the Movement
 
Part II. Finding Your Voice
Chapter 4. Irrationality Wants to Be Your Friend
Chapter 5. Communication Strategies
Chapter 6. Coming Home to Roost
 
PART III. Finding Your Allies
Chapter 7. Focus on Health
Chapter 8. Binding Life to Values
Chapter 9. Climate Justice 
 
PART IV. Getting Mobilized
Chapter 10. The Tidewater
Chapter 11. Your Mission: Focus the Nation
Chapter 12. Practical Steps to Create Change in Your Organization 
 
PART V. Getting Results
Chapter 13. The Sound of Birds Not Singing
Chapter 14. Policy Pathways 
Chapter 15. Climate Change and the Business Challenge
Chapter 16. Taking it to the States
Chapter 17. Let's Cause Trouble, Good Trouble, Necessary Trouble
 
Afterward \ Jared Duval and Nathan Wyeth
Endnotes
References
About the Editors
About the Authors
Index

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