These days the planet frequently experiences prolonged droughts, heavy storms, intense tornadoes, devastating floods and deadly heat waves. Melting ice caps are leading to rising sea levels, threatening to submerge and wipe out several island states and low-lying countries. Many scientists as well as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) have found that emissions from fossil fuels such as coal, oil and natural gas are the primary cause of these changes and extreme weather patterns.
A newly-published book The Climate Crisis: South African and Global Democratic Eco-Socialist Alternatives looks at the responses of people adversely affected by climate change to halt the creeping disaster. Edited by Vishwas Satgar, the book presents systemic and bottom-up alternatives that social movements and climate justice activists are advancing in South Africa and elsewhere in the world. Satgar and contributor Christelle Terreblanche will speak on the counter-approaches to global warming which are examined in the book.
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