Are We Screwed? by Geoff Dembicki
How a New Generation is Fighting to Survive Climate Change

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If you don’t want your future to be in the hands of old white men, do read this evocative collection of stories about young people who are making a difference in environmental and political stewardship.
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A declaration of resistance, and a roadmap for radical change, from the generation that will be most screwed by climate change.

The Millennial generation could be first to experience the doomsday impacts of climate change. It's also the last generation able to do something about them. With time ticking down, 31-year-old journalist Geoff Dembicki journeyed to Silicon Valley, Canada's tar sands, Washington, DC, Wall Street and the Paris climate talks to find out if he should hope or despair. What he learned surprised him. Millions of people his age want to radically change our world, and they are at the forefront of resistance to the politicians and CEOs steering our planet towards disaster.

In Are We Screwed?, Dembicki gives a firsthand account of this movement, and the shift in generational values behind it, through the stories of young people fighting for their survival. It begins with a student who abandons society to live in the rainforest and ends with a Muslim feminist fomenting a political revolution. We meet a Brooklyn artist terrifying the oil industry, a Norwegian scientist running across the melting Arctic and an indigenous filmmaker challenging the worldview of Mark Zuckerberg.

Are We Screwed? makes a bold argument in these troubled times: A safer and more equitable future is more achievable than we've been led to believe. This book will forever change how you view the biggest existential challenge of our era and redefine the generation now battling against the odds to solve it.

 

About Geoff Dembicki

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Geoff Dembicki is a reporter for The Tyee, where he wrote the 2014 series “Are We Screwed?” His work has been cited by NPR and the Center for Public Integrity and has appeared in Vice, Salon, Foreign Policy, and elsewhere. He earned a media fellowship from the Asia-Pacific Foundation of Canada (2013) and moderated a sold-out David Suzuki Foundation event on climate change. He received a grant from the Solutions Journalism Network to support the writing of this book. He lives in Vancouver, BC.
 
Published August 22, 2017 by Bloomsbury USA. 293 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Political & Social Sciences, Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Roberta E. Winter on Aug 21 2017

If you don’t want your future to be in the hands of old white men, do read this evocative collection of stories about young people who are making a difference in environmental and political stewardship.

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