I read a lot climate issues, and this is one of the best books I ve seen It s 10 chapters address climate justice issues from a narrative perspective Each chapter tells the story of 1 2 individuals who have experienced climate injustice The chapters not only tell their stories, explaining how their experience relates to broader issues of justice, but also digs into their responses and how each of them turned their suffering into action Ultimately, the book finds a healthy balance between conveying the injustice of climate change with the hopeful inspiration of individuals who have responded with hope and enthusiasm Each chapter is stand alone and can be read in about 15 20 minutes This would make a GREAT book club book. This is a fantastic book that shares the stories of invididuals from around the world, often from extremely vulnerable communities, and how they ve made their voices heard in the face of the climate crisis. SHORTLISTED FOR THE IRISH BOOK AWARDS Holding her first grandchild in her arms in , Mary Robinson was struck by the uncertainty of the world he had been born into Before his fiftieth birthday, he would share the planet with than nine billion people people battling for food, water, and shelter in an increasingly volatile climate The faceless, shadowy menace of climate change had become, in an instant, deeply personalMary Robinson s mission would lead her all over the world, from Malawi to Mongolia, and to a heartening revelation that an irrepressible driving force in the battle for climate justice could be found at the grassroots level, mainly among women, many of them mothers and grandmothers like herself From Sharon Hanshaw, the Mississippi matriarch whose campaign began in her East Biloxi hair salon and culminated in her speaking at the United Nations, to Constance Okollet, a small farmer who transformed the fortunes of her ailing community in rural Uganda, Robinson met with ordinary people whose resilience and ingenuity had already unlocked extraordinary changePowerful and deeply humane, Climate Justice is a stirring manifesto on one of the most pressing humanitarian issues of our time, and a lucid, affirmative, and well argued case for hope Starts off slow and little flare but picks up eventually. Very good read The book was delivered quickly. Inspiring read in how women can influence big changes through bold steps A lot to absorb, follow and act upon. Mary Robinson has a distinguished history as a campaigner for women and for human rights generally, and fought for women in Ireland to get access to contraception The change in the law has transformed Irish women s lives and hugely improved the welfare of all people in Ireland Mary is also a very influential person on the international scene as a member of The Elders Yet she has wasted this opportunity to point out the connections between environmental degradation including climate change and the fact that so many millions of women, especially the poorest, have no access to safe and effective contraception There are a couple of glancing references to population growth 9 billion by 2050 That is only one of a range of possible projections, depending on contraception availability But no reference to the immense burden on women of being forced to produce children beyond the limits of their own physical health and welfare, children who often have no livelihood and no future in their own society I hope that Mary Robinson will take a step back and see that, as part of the UN Special Development Goals, women s need to control their own fertility and so contribute to stabilising the human population is an essential element in any description of climate change and environmental disasters.Barbara RogersAuthor of A Matter of Life and Death Women and the New Eugenics Perhaps one of the most consequential books of the last several years, Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland and advocate for social justice and equality, has crafted an enormously important work Weaving personal stories from climate witnesses all over the globe, Robinson connects how our climate problems will not be adequately addressed unless we also address to social and economic inequalities that are rampant in our world Brining this reality to light lays bare the challenges we face, but also provide the impetus for us to act, and act with justice and fairness by putting people first And act we must. Brilliant, engaging, irrefutable call for immediate global action to halt climate change based on stories from people from countries rich and poor, small and large, who are living with the impact of climate change and the earth s dwindling supply of natural resources Essential reading for all but especially those who deny climate change is not happening or who deny the need for immediate action I really connected with these engaging human stories from the front line of the impact of our industrial scale pollution Hearing about the suffering brings the abstract climate data to painful reality.