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The call for Climate Justice
promises a renewed grassroots response to the climate crisis. This emerging movement is rooted in land-based and urban
communities around the world that have experienced the most severe impacts of global climate changes. Climate Justice
highlights the social justice and human rights dimensions of the crisis, using creative direct action to press for real,
systemic changes. Toward Climate Justice explains the case for Climate Justice, challenges the myths underlying carbon
markets and other false solutions, and looks behind the events that have obstructed the advance of climate policies at
the UN and in the US Congress. This fully revised edition includes numerous updates on current climate science and
politics worldwide. Drawing on more than three decades of political engagement with energy and climate issues, author
Brian Tokar shows how the perspective of social ecology can point the way toward an ecological reconstruction of
 Review "An important book by an important writer on the most important challenge the
planet has ever faced. We can meet that challenge -- and in the process come closer to building a just society -- but it
will take real focus and real movement-building, which this fine volume helps push us toward!" - Bill McKibben (via
email to New Compass Press, 11/26/14) "It is time that all people understand why the efforts to mitigate
the climate crisis have failed to date, what needs to be done now and how the social transformation which will bring
about the necessary changes works. Brian Tokar's newly revised Toward Climate Justice: Perspectives on the Climate
Crisis and Social Change does just that and that's why I recommend it as essential reading for everyone. It provides
facts and explanations to counter the current misinformation about climate change and the proposed solutions to the
climate crisis." - Margaret Flowers, About the Author Brian Tokar is a long-time
activist and author, a lecturer in environmental studies at the University of Vermont, and the current director of the
Institute for Social Ecology. He is the author of "The Green Alternative" and "Earth for Sale," co-editor of
"Agriculture and Food in Crisis," and editor of two books on the politics of biotechnology, "Redesigning Life?" and
"Gene Traders." Tokar lectures internationally on environmental issues and politics.
Biography Brian Tokar has been an activist, author and a well-known critical voice for ecological activism since
the 1980s. He is currently the Director of the Institute for Social Ecology ( and a lecturer in
Environmental Studies at the University of Vermont. Brian's books include The Green Alternative (1987, revised 1992),
Earth for Sale (1997), and Toward Climate Justice: Perspectives on the Climate Crisis and Social Change, originally
published in 2010, and revised and expanded in 2014. He edited two books on the politics of biotechnology, Redesigning
Life? and Gene Traders, and co-edited (with Fred Magdoff) the recent collection, Agriculture and Food in Crisis:
Conflict, Resistance and Renewal (Monthly Review Press). He serves on the board of 350-Vermont, and his articles on
environmental issues and popular movements appear in Z Magazine and Green Social Thought, as well as on websites such as
Counterpunch, ZNet, and Toward Freedom. Brian has lectured throughout the U.S., as well as
internationally, and is acclaimed as an advocate of grassroots action for ecological sanity and global justice. He
received a Project Censored award for his investigative history of Monsanto (originally published in The Ecologist), and
was an organizer of the annual "Biojustice" protests against the biotechnology industry from 2000 - 2007. He is a
contributor to the Routledge Handbook of the Climate Change Movement, A Line in the Tar Sands, and other recent books.
Brian holds concurrent degrees from MIT in biology and physics, and a Masters degree in biophysics from Harvard

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