The violence of climate change : lessons of resistance from nonviolent activists
(Book - Regular Print)

Book Cover
Average Rating
Published
Washington, DC : Georgetown University Press, [2017].
Physical Desc
viii, 228 pages ; 24 cm
Status
Yavapai College Prescott - Circulating Collection  1 available
QC903.O36 2017

More Details

Format
Book - Regular Print
Language
English
ISBN
9781626164345, 1626164347, 9781626164352, 1626164355

Notes

Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-221) and index.
Description
It is beyond debate that human beings are the primary cause of climate change. Many think of climate change as primarily a scientific, economic, or political problem, and those perspectives inform Kevin O'Brien's analysis. But O'Brien argues that we should respond to climate change first and foremost as a case of systematic and structural violence. As he points out, global warming is primarily caused by the carbon emissions of the affluent, emissions that harm the poor first and worst. Climate change divides human beings from one another and from the earth; in short, global warming and climate change is violence. In order to sustain a constructive and creative response to this violence, he contends, society needs practical examples of activism and nonviolent peacemaking. O'Brien identifies five such examples from US history, providing brief biographies of heroic individuals whose idealism and social commitment and political savvy can model the fight against climate change and for climate justice: Quaker abolitionist John Woolman; social reformer Jane Addams; Catholic worker advocate Dorothy Day; civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.; and union organizer Cesar Chavez. These moral exemplars, all of whom were motivated by their Christian faith, serve as witnesses to those seeking to make peace in response to the violence of climate change.

Description

Loading Description...

Also in this Series

Checking series information...

Copies

LocationCall NumberStatus
Yavapai College Prescott - Circulating CollectionQC903.O36 2017Find It Now

More Like This

Loading more titles like this title...

Reading Recommendations & More

Reviews from GoodReads

Loading GoodReads Reviews.

Citations

APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

O'Brien, K. J. 1. (2017). The violence of climate change: lessons of resistance from nonviolent activists . Georgetown University Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

O'Brien, Kevin J. 1977-. 2017. The Violence of Climate Change: Lessons of Resistance From Nonviolent Activists. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

O'Brien, Kevin J. 1977-. The Violence of Climate Change: Lessons of Resistance From Nonviolent Activists Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2017.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

O'Brien, Kevin J. 1977-. The Violence of Climate Change: Lessons of Resistance From Nonviolent Activists Georgetown University Press, 2017.

Note! Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy. Citation formats are based on standards as of August 2021.

Staff View

Loading Staff View.