Mary Robinson; CLIMATE JUSTICE; Bloomsbury (Nonfiction: Ecology & Environment) 26.00 ISBN: 9781632869289
Byline: Rebecca Foster
Author Mary Robinson was the first woman president of Ireland, serving from 1990 to 1997; afterward, she served as United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights from 1997 to 2002. She was also an honorary president of the global development charity Oxfam.
In November of 2016, Robinson was in Marrakech for UN climate change talks; Donald Trump's election seemed like proof that America was retreating into apathy about the environment. She was determined to "forge ahead, with or without the United States," and in Climate Justice she and journalist CaitrA-ona Palmer profile admirable individuals who are coping with climate disasters in vulnerable areas and pointing the way to a sustainable future.
From cattle farmers in Chad to the Yupik people who fish Alaska's west coast, the people most affected by climate change are generally those who are least equipped to deal with it due to poverty and a lack of political representation. Robinson and Palmer highlight inspiring stories of ordinary people who are making a...