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A Good War: Mobilizing Canada for the Climate Emergency by Seth Klein

A Good War: Mobilizing Canada for the Climate Emergency by Seth Klein

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A bold blueprint to retool our economy and transform our politics for a zero-carbon future

The IPCC's 2018 report told us in no uncertain terms that the world has just 10 years to at least halve our greenhouse gas emissions if we are to have a hope of holding global warming to a 1.5 C increase. Canada is nowhere near meeting its climate mitigation targets, and radical change to the way we live and work must happen at high speed, but how are we ever to do this?

Well, we've actually done it before. During the Second World War, Canadians and their government completely remade the economy -- retooling factories, transforming the workforce, and creating common cause among Canadians for the war effort.

In A Good War, author and activist Seth Klein looks at the WWII strategies and shows how they can be repurposed today for a rapid transition. He demonstrates that this change can create jobs and reduce inequality while tackling our climate obligations. From enlisting broad public support to new economic models, from new job creation to investment in green infrastructure, Klein shows us a bold, practical policy plan for a zero-carbon Canada.
 

Seth Klein served for 22 years as the founding director of the British Columbia office of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA), Canada’s foremost social justice think tank. He is now a freelance policy consultant, speaker, researcher and writer, and author of A Good War: Mobilizing Canada for the Climate Emergency. Seth is an adjunct professor with Simon Fraser University’s Urban Studies program, and remains a research associate with the CCPA’s BC Office.