Published on Oct 15, 2015
Journalist and author Wen Stephenson shares what he has witnessed on the front lines of protests against the fossil fuel industry and battles to stop climate change. He provides a candid look at some of the “new American radicals” who are risking everything to build a stronger climate justice movement.
By Forum Network Staff
Author and activist Wen Stephenson speaks with the burning intensity of a 19th century abolitionist.
“At this late hour,” Stephenson said recently in Cambridge, “to be serious about our climate reality is to be radical.”
And to achieve that radicalization, he said it would take global action and total dedication.
“We have to acknowledge the fact that without immediate action at all levels to radically reduce greenhouse emissions and de-carbonize our economies by midcentury, requiring a society-wide mobilization and a thus far unseen degree of global cooperation…without all of that, the kind of livable and just future we all want is simply inconceivable,” he said.
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