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Fight Global Warming Now: The Handbook for Taking Action in Your Community

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Bestselling author Bill McKibben turns activist in the first hands-on guidebook to stopping climate change, the worlds greatest threat

  

Drawing on the experience of Step It Up, a national day of rallies held on April 14, McKibben and the Step It Up team of organizers provide the facts of what must change to save the climate and show how to build the fight in your community, church, or college. They describe how to launch online grassroots campaigns, generate persuasive political pressure, plan high-profile events that will draw media attention, and other effective actions. This essential book offers the blueprint for a mighty new movement against the most urgent challenge facing us today.

Bill McKibben is the author of ten books, including The End of Nature and Deep Economy. A former staff writer for The New Yorker, he writes regularly for Harper's Magazine and The Atlantic Monthly, among other publications.

The Step It Up team are activists Phil Aroneanu, Will Bates, May Boeve, Jamie Henn, Jeremy Osborn, and Jon Warnow. Together, they have organized more than five hundred events to fight global warming.

The escalating symptoms of global warming are startling: Hurricane Katrina, a rapidly disappearing Artic, severe droughts and wildfires. Meanwhile, the leading expert at NASA warns that we have only ten years to reverse climate change, and the British government estimates that the financial impact will be greater than the Great Depression and both world wars—combined. It's no longer time to debate global warming, its time to fight it.

 
Drawing on the experience of 1,400 Step It Up organizers in all fifty states, Bill McKibben—the author of The End of Nature and Deep Economy—and the Step It Up team explain how you can build the fight in your community, college, or place of worship. They describe how you can:

—jump-start volunteers with quick, ad hoc actions;

—generate persuasive and meaningful political pressure;

—plan creative events that draw media attention;

—launch grassroots campaigns online; and

—rally diverse groups that all have a stake in the crisis—whether they know it yet or not.

Fight Global Warming Now offers the tools, including accesible resources and stories from groups already in action, for your involvement in the mighty new movement that is confronting the most urgent challenge facing us today.

 

Contents

Introduction: Step It Up

Make It Credible

Make It Snappy
Make It Collaborative
Make It Meaningful
Make It Creative (and Fun!)
Make It Wired
Make It Seductive (to the Media)
Afterword: Make It Last
Drawing on the experience of 1,400 Step It Up organizers in all fifty states, Bill McKibben—the author of The End of Nature and Deep Economy—and the Step It Up team explain how you can build the fight in your community, college, or place of worship.

Synopsis:

Drawing on the experience of Step It Up, a national day of rallies held on April 14, McKibben and the Step It Up team provide the facts about what must change to save the climate, and show readers how to build the fight in their community, church, or college.

Synopsis:

Bestselling author Bill McKibben turns activist in the first hands-on guidebook to stopping climate change, the world's greatest threat

 

Hurricane Katrina. A rapidly disappearing Arctic. The warmest winter on the East Coast in recorded history. The leading scientist at NASA warns that we have only ten years to reverse climate change; the British government's report on global warming estimates that the financial impact will be greater than the Great Depression and both world wars--combined. Bill McKibben, the author of the first major book on global warming, The End of Nature, warns that it's no longer time to debate global warming, it's time to fight it.

 

Drawing on the experience of Step It Up, a national day of rallies held on April 14, McKibben and the Step It Up team of organizers provide the facts of what must change to save the climate and show how to build the fight in your community, church, or college. They describe how to launch online grassroots campaigns, generate persuasive political pressure, plan high-profile events that will draw media attention, and other effective actions. This essential book offers the blueprint for a mighty new movement against the most urgent challenge facing us today.

About the Author

Bill McKibben is the author of ten books, including The End of Nature and Deep Economy. A former staff writer for The New Yorker, he writes regularly for Harper's and The Atlantic Monthly, among other publications. The Step It Up team are activists Phil Aroneanu, Will Bates, May Boeve, Jamie Henn, Jeremy Osborn, and Jon Warnow. Together, they have organized more than five hundred events to fight global warming.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780805087048
Author:
Mckibben, Bill
Publisher:
Henry Holt & Company
Author:
McKibben, Bill
Subject:
Civics
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Subject:
Civics & Citizenship
Subject:
Public Policy - Environmental Policy
Subject:
POL044000
Subject:
Green movement
Subject:
Global warming
Subject:
Political Advocacy
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection
Subject:
Green movement -- United States.
Subject:
Environmental Studies-Environment
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20071031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
7.55 x 5.67 x 0.57 in

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"Synopsis" by , Drawing on the experience of Step It Up, a national day of rallies held on April 14, McKibben and the Step It Up team provide the facts about what must change to save the climate, and show readers how to build the fight in their community, church, or college.
"Synopsis" by ,
Bestselling author Bill McKibben turns activist in the first hands-on guidebook to stopping climate change, the world's greatest threat

 

Hurricane Katrina. A rapidly disappearing Arctic. The warmest winter on the East Coast in recorded history. The leading scientist at NASA warns that we have only ten years to reverse climate change; the British government's report on global warming estimates that the financial impact will be greater than the Great Depression and both world wars--combined. Bill McKibben, the author of the first major book on global warming, The End of Nature, warns that it's no longer time to debate global warming, it's time to fight it.

 

Drawing on the experience of Step It Up, a national day of rallies held on April 14, McKibben and the Step It Up team of organizers provide the facts of what must change to save the climate and show how to build the fight in your community, church, or college. They describe how to launch online grassroots campaigns, generate persuasive political pressure, plan high-profile events that will draw media attention, and other effective actions. This essential book offers the blueprint for a mighty new movement against the most urgent challenge facing us today.

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