Are We Screwed?: How a New Generation Is Fighting to Survive Climate Change (Hardcover)
A declaration of resistance, and a roadmap for radical change, from the generation that will be most screwed by climate change.
The Millennial generation could be first to experience the doomsday impacts of climate change. It's also the last generation able to do something about them. With time ticking down, 31-year-old journalist Geoff Dembicki journeyed to Silicon Valley, Canada's tar sands, Washington, DC, Wall Street and the Paris climate talks to find out if he should hope or despair. What he learned surprised him. Millions of people his age want to radically change our world, and they are at the forefront of resistance to the politicians and CEOs steering our planet towards disaster.
In Are We Screwed?, Dembicki gives a firsthand account of this movement, and the shift in generational values behind it, through the stories of young people fighting for their survival. It begins with a student who abandons society to live in the rainforest and ends with a Muslim feminist fomenting a political revolution. We meet a Brooklyn artist terrifying the oil industry, a Norwegian scientist running across the melting Arctic and an indigenous filmmaker challenging the worldview of Mark Zuckerberg.
Are We Screwed? makes a bold argument in these troubled times: A safer and more equitable future is more achievable than we've been led to believe. This book will forever change how you view the biggest existential challenge of our era and redefine the generation now battling against the odds to solve it.
About the Author
Geoff Dembicki has contributed to the New York Times, Foreign policy, Vice, the Atlantic, the Toronto Star, and the Tyee, the independent online publication where the idea for this book began as a series called "Are We Screwed?" He's received media fellowships from the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada and the New York-based Solutions Journalism Network. Geoff lives in Vancouver, British Columbia. He was born in 1986.