Greta Thunberg wants to drive change with ‘The Climate Book’

LONDON (AP) — Climate activist Greta Thunberg has compiled a handbook for dealing with the world’s interconnected environmental crises, with contributions from leading scientists and writers.

Penguin Random House announced on Thursday that “The Climate Book” will be published in Britain in October.

It contains contributions from more than 100 scholars, thinkers and activists, including novelists Margaret Atwood and Amitav Ghosh, climatologist Saleemul Huq and World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.

The book aims to help readers make the connection between threats to the climate, environment, sustainability and indigenous people – among others – and is intended as a guide to understanding and activism.

Contributors such as Kenyan environmentalist Wanjira Mathai, Brazilian indigenous activist Sonia Guajajara, French economist Thomas Piketty and Canadian journalist Naomi Klein offer “compelling stories of change, action and resilience”, the report said. editor, alongside Thunberg’s own stories of “learning, demonstrating and discovering”. greenwashing around the world.

“I hope this book could be a kind of go-to source for understanding these different, closely interconnected crises,” Thunberg said in a statement.

Chloe Currens, managing editor at Penguin Press, said it was “a unique book, driven by moral purpose, that aims to change the climate conversation forever.”

Thunberg began skipping class once a week to protest climate change in 2018, when she was 15, sparking a series of school walkouts that grew into a global youth movement.

Now 19, the Swedish activist has previously published a memoir, ‘Our House Is On Fire’ and a collection of speeches, ‘No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference’.

“The Climate Book” is published on October 27 in the United Kingdom by Allen Lane and in the United States in early 2023 by Penguin Press, as well as in countries around the world.


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