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Riders on the Storm

by Alastair McIntosh


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ISBN: 9781780276397
Published: 06 Aug 2020
Format: Paperback
Extent: 160
Publisher: Birlinn Ltd
Imprint: Birlinn
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About the Book

Significant climate change means that massive social change is essential if much of the earth can remain habitable. What needs to happen will challenge our politics, our economics and our technical capacity. But above all these, it will be a challenge to our humanity. In this succinct and passionate new book, Alastair McIntosh examines both the science and the drivers in the human psyche that have allowed unfettered consumerism to threaten the planet. He argues for a radical shift in our consciousness at this stage in our evolution in order to build the capacity for resilience and regeneration that can make us riders on the storm.

The Author

Alastair McIntosh

Alastair McIntosh is an independent writer, broadcaster, speaker and activist who is involved in a wide range of contemporary issues, from land reform, globalization and nonviolence to psychology, spirituality and ecology. He is a founding director of the GalGael Trust in Govan. He lectures for WWF International, the World Council of Churches, The Russian Academy of Sciences, the UK Defence Academy (on non-violence) and universities around the world. The media on Alastair and recent writing:
'one of the world’s leading environmental campaigners' – BBC
'world-changing' – George Monbiot
'truly mental' – Thom Yorke, Radio Head
'What McIntosh does brilliantly here is offer an alternative, deeply humanist version of Green politics' –The Scotsman
'One of the best books around about Climate Change' – Friends of the Earth
'a map that leads the right way' – Dr Mary Midgley
'McIntosh makes serious philosophical thinking seem essential' – Tam Dean Burn

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