Dana R Fisher's post

We've known for decades that climate change is an existential crisis. For just as long, we've seen the complete failure of our institutions to rise to the challenge. Governments have struggled to meet even modest goals. Fossil fuel interests maintain a stranglehold on political and economic power. Even though we have seen growing concern from everyday people, civil society has succeeded only in pressuring decision makers to adopt watered-down policies. All the while, the climate crisis worsens. Is there any hope of achieving the systemic change we need?
My new book, Saving Ourselves: from Climate Shocks to Climate Action, presents a deep-dive into how we got into this mess and what it will take to get to the other side. In short, it focuses on how people power is our most likely way through the climate crisis and concludes with advice (based on years of research in the trenches) about how we can take back power and save ourselves.
My book tour (now edited to include new dates in Oxford, Copenhagen, Philadelphia, and at the 92nd Street Y in NYC) kicks off in February--for details, registration, and tickets go here.

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  • Princess

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    Congratulations on your new book 👏.

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    • Marine Stephan

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      Congrats on the book! I'm looking forward to reading it 💪

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    • Sarah Chabane

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      You should pass by Stockholm Would love to get the book and have a chat with you on this key topic! 🙏

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      • Dana R Fisher

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        @sarah_chabane_874 I would love to! The March dates are full given my need to get back to the US to teach, but maybe in summer when I'll be back for other talks?

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      • Victor Erik Ramos

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        A broad coalition of peoples is needed, I really like the idea of collective action being the key to this fight. You need to come to Stockholm as well next book tour ;)

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        • Adam Wallin

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          Great to see the systems perspective we need get a whole book! We have focused too much on individual actions. Looking forward to reading more!

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          • Markus Lutteman

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            Congrats on your new book. It looks superinteresting, @dana_r_fisher. Will it be available as an audiobook as well?

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          • Petter Körnemark

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            I truly want to read it but I also guess not everybody will get it at the release date. Maybe you could share a short snippet or two from the book once in a while here at We Don't Have Time for everybody to dig into - and maybe you'll get to sell more copies too!

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            • Dana R Fisher

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              @petter Great idea and we're working on an excerpt to share!

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              • Petter Körnemark

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                @dana_r_fisher wow. Looking forward to read! Many thanks

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              • Ingmar Rentzhog

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                Big congratulation Dana and welcome to We Don't Have Time! Love your book 💚

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                • Dana R Fisher

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                  @Rentzhog So great to hear and Thank you Ingmar!

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                • Simon Bergbom

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                  I've been lucky enough to get a preview of the book, and it's really interesting. Thanks for sharing, Dr Fisher!

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                  • Petter Körnemark

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                    @simon_bergbom wow, any key takeaways so far?

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                    • Dana R Fisher

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                      @petter Ohh, I'm curious to hear this!

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