On Fire

On Fire is a nonfiction book by Naomi Klein.

Naomi Klein

These long-form essays show Klein at her most prophetic and philosophical, investigating the climate crisis not only as a profound political challenge but as a spiritual and imaginative one, as well. Delving into topics ranging from the clash between ecological time and our culture of "perpetual now," to the soaring history of humans changing and evolving rapidly in the face of grave threats, to rising white supremacy and fortressed borders as a form of "climate barbarism," this is a rousing call to action for a planet on the brink.

With reports spanning from the ghostly Great Barrier Reef, to the annual smoke-choked skies of the Pacific Northwest, to post-hurricane Puerto Rico, to a Vatican attempting an unprecedented "ecological conversion," Klein makes the case that we will rise to the existential challenge of climate change only if we are willing to transform the systems that produced this crisis.

An expansive, far-ranging exploration that sees the battle for a greener world as indistinguishable from the fight for our lives, On Fire captures the burning urgency of the climate crisis, as well as the fiery energy of a rising political movement demanding a catalytic Green New Deal. (From Simon & Schuster)

Naomi Klein is a journalist and author. Her books include No Logo, The Shock Doctrine and This Changes Everything.

Interviews with Naomi Klein

Today on The Current: We’re asking what the parties seeking your vote are planning to do about gun violence; plus, we talk to Naomi Klein about climate change and her new book, On Fire; and we look at escalating tensions between the U.S. and Iran. 1:14:28
Author Naomi Klein speaks about her latest book's $60k Hilary Weston Prize win 7:33
She discusses her book The Shock Doctrine. 34:19
COP21 gave the world targets, promises, deadlines and questions. Green Party Leader Elizabeth May and Naomi Klein, author of "This Changes Everything" sort through the good, the bad and what's missing in the Paris Climate Change Agreement. 18:09

Other books by Naomi Klein


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