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On Fire by Naomi Klein is read by Rebecca Lowman with an introduction read by the author.

For more than twenty years, Naomi Klein has been the foremost chronicler of the economic war waged on both people and planet – and the champion of a sweeping environmental agenda with justice at its centre. Her books have defined our era. On Fire gathers for the first time more than a decade of her impassioned writing from the frontline of climate change, and pairs it with new material on the staggeringly high stakes of what we choose to do next.

These essays, reports and lectures show Klein at her most prophetic and philosophical, investigating the climate crisis not only as a profound political challenge but also as a spiritual and imaginative one. Delving into topics ranging from the clash between ecological time and our culture of “perpetual now,” to rising white supremacy and fortressed borders as a form of “climate barbarism,” this is a rousing call to action for a planet on the brink.

Critics Review

  • 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
  • The greatest theorist of climate change.

    Amitav Ghosh
  • 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
  • Naomi is like a great doctor – she can diagnose problems nobody else sees.

    Alfonso Cuarón
  • 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
  • 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

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