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Mark Decena on In Deep with Angie Coiro

  • Kepler's Books and Magazines 1010 El Camino Real Menlo Park, CA, 94025 United States (map)

If National Governments can’t solve the climate crisis, then who will? Not Without Us follows seven grassroots activists from around the world to the 21st U.N. Climate Talks in Paris. The effects of climate change on their lives reveal what’s at stake if a strong agreement to limit carbon emissions is not reached. Yet, the landmark Paris Accords, signed by 192 nations, is nonbinding and fails to mention the main cause of global climate change: fossil fuels. How could this be?

Not Without Us connects the dots. Between the inability of the U.N. process to address climate change and Big Oil’s control over governments. Between the greatest economic inequality in the history of mankind and the oncoming climate disaster. Between a fossil fuel-driven economy and the 1% who control it.

Not Without Us demonstrates the importance of grassroots groups to empower mass movements to create the systemic change we need. Real change that comes not from top-down, but the bottom up, organized by social movements to harness the greatest force we have: humanity. 

Earlier Event: August 7
Janelle Brown with Jan Ellison
Later Event: August 14
Non-Fiction Discussion Group