|By (author):||Robinson, Mary|
|Subject:||NATURE / Environmental Conservation & Protection|
|SCIENCE / Environmental Science (see also Chemistry / Environmental)|
|SCIENCE / Global Warming & Climate Change|
|SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Ecology|
|Size:||8.25in x 5.51in|
|From The Publisher*|
An urgent call to arms by one of the most important voices in the international fight against climate change, sharing inspiring stories and offering vital lessons for the path forward.
Holding her first grandchild in her arms in 2003, Mary Robinson was struck by the uncertainty of the world he had been born into. Before his fiftieth birthday, he would share the planet with more than nine billion people--people battling for food, water, and shelter in an increasingly volatile climate. The faceless, shadowy menace of climate change had become, in an instant, deeply personal.
Mary Robinson's mission would lead her all over the world, from Malawi to Mongolia, and to a heartening revelation: that an irrepressible driving force in the battle for climate justice could be found at the grassroots level, mainly among women, many of them mothers and grandmothers like herself. From Sharon Hanshaw, the Mississippi matriarch whose campaign began in her East Biloxi hair salon and culminated in her speaking at the United Nations, to Constance Okollet, a small farmer who transformed the fortunes of her ailing community in rural Uganda, Robinson met with ordinary people whose resilience and ingenuity had already unlocked extraordinary change.
Powerful and deeply humane, Climate Justice is a stirring manifesto on one of the most pressing humanitarian issues of our time, and a lucid, affirmative, and well-argued case for hope.
"As advocate for the forgotten and the ignored, Mary Robinson has not only shone a light on human suffering, but illuminated a better future for our world." -Barack Obama
|From The Publisher*||An urgent call to arms by one of the most important voices in the international fight against climate change, sharing inspiring stories and offering vital lessons for the path forward.|
"Robinson puts a human face on this politically charged issue, adding to the climate change conversation. Highly recommended." -Library Journal
"Robinson is uniquely qualified to write about the international fight for climate-change justice . . . A surefire winner." -Booklist
"Giving voice to the previously voiceless, providing seats at the table not only for the powerful who are proceeding heedlessly, but for those who have been suffering devastating consequences . . . Hopeful and optimistic . . . [Robinson] tells engaging stories of extraordinary accomplishments by ordinary people." -Kirkus Reviews
"Robinson and Palmer highlight inspiring stories of ordinary people who are making a difference for the environment-especially women who have become 'agents of change.'" -Foreword Reviews
"Robinson fashions a stately, forthright autobiography…. She details her work at hot spots across the globe, and writes engagingly and warmly of her current foundation addressing issues of climate change and world poverty." -Publishers Weekly on EVERYBODY MATTERS
"[This] autobiography from one of the world's leading political figures provides a special insight into ongoing civil and human rights questions…. A worthy addition to the growing list of memoirs from world-class servants of the public." -Kirkus Reviews on EVERYBODY MATTERS
|Biographical Note||Mary Robinson is president of the Mary Robinson Foundation-Climate Justice. She served in two capacities as the United Nations Secretary-General's Special Envoy on Climate Change. She is the former President of Ireland and United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, and is now a member of The Elders and the Club of Madrid. In 2009, she was awarded the U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom.|