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    SYNOPSIS

    It is now widely recognized that global warming poses an existential
    threat to the world as serious as nuclear war. And yet, despite the
    urgency, despite UN engagement, governments have not stepped up to
    the plate.  The world desperately needs a deeply committed leadership
    and program of action to deal with climate change. The global public’s
    growing presentiment of the horrific impact of global warming has
    enormous potential to shift it into “emergency mode.”

    In this context, pointing to America’s WWII mobilization to battle the
    Fascist threat, Unprecedented Climate Mobilization urges and informs a
    full WWII-style climate mobilization, suggesting ways in which the United
    States can exercise leadership.

    This book shows how the American people have historically risen and
    adapted to “long emergencies”, demonstrated in particular by President
    Roosevelt’s ability to mobilize Americans a full two years before the
    United States declared war on Japan and Germany in December, 1941.
    Then, as an example of what is possible, US automakers became a
    cornerstone of the war effort; having built three million cars in 1941 they
    quickly converted their factories to making tanks and airplanes,
    producing only 139 passenger vehicles until the war ended in 1945.

    Today, a similar sweeping conversion of America’s outdated energy
    system to clean energy could take place, if the political will were there.  

    Unprecedented Climate Mobilization offers a comprehensive guide to
    citizens and governments on the scope of that engagement and how to
    generate that will.  As in the WWII effort, it advocates that all sectors of
    society be engaged:  media, business, labor, religious groups,
    governmentnational, state and local, and the public at large. This
    handbook suggests constructive leadership strategies for every sector
    of civil society, along with networking opportunities and information
    resources to help build the climate effort.

    This handbook also surveys the arts of civil disobedience and
    nonviolent action to assemble the effective tools that civil society will
    need—the kinds of tools that won civil rights, brought an end to the
    Vietnam War, served in anti-nuclear campaigns—and that have been
    updated by more recent movements such as Occupy.  Not least, it
    suggests ways in which activists can maximize personal influence by
    using Twitter, Facebook and other social mediatools now so powerful
    that governments and news agencies monitor and carefully analyze their
    posts and tweet streams.

    No environmental advocacy group should be without this effective guide
    to climate action.




    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    Foreword by Dr. Peter Carter

    Introduction

    Chapter 1:  The Transformative Power of Climate Truth to  
                     Drive an “Emergency Level" Response

    Chapter 2:  WWII’s Emergency Mobilization as a Model

    Chapter 3:  US Presidential Leadership in the
                     Implementation of Climate Mobilization

    Chapter 4:  The Essential Role of Media Leadership

    Chapter 5:  Other US Sector Leadership

    Chapter 6:  Nonviolent Citizen Strategies to Transform the
                    Status Quo

    Chapter 7:  Social Media Strategies to Transform the
                        Status Quo
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UNPRECEDENTED
CLIMATE MOBILIZATION
A Handbook for Citizens and
their Governments

By

Elizabeth Woodworth & David Ray Griffin

ISBN: 978-0-9972870-7-3
144 pp. / $14.00 / 2016
How to mobilize the public and governments to combat climate change
David Ray Griffin is Professor of
Philosophy of Religion and
Theology, Emeritus, Claremont
School of Theology and Claremont
Graduate University (1973-2004);
Co-Director, Center for Process
Studies. He is author of
Unprecedented:  Can Civilization
Survive the CO2 Crisis?  He
edited the SUNY Series in
Constructive Postmodern
Thought (1987-2004), which
published 31 volumes. He has
written 30 books, edited 13 books,
and authored 250 articles and
chapters.
Elizabeth Woodworth is a
writer on climate change
science and activism
publishing on
Global Research,
and co-producer of the COP21
video “
A Climate Revolution
For All.”  She is author of the
popular handbook on nuclear
weapons activism,
“What Can I
Do?” and the novel, The
November Deep. For 25 years,
she served as head medical
librarian for the BC
Government.
.She holds a BA
from Queen's and a Library
Sciences Degree from UBC.
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    The encouraging message is that it really only takes 5% of the
    population to mobilise to put  pressure  on  governments  to  change  
    their  policies.  The legitimacy  of  power  can  be  questioned,  and  it  is  
    clear  that we need, as the authors suggest, a massive interventionist
    democracy  involving  the  worldwide  network  of  climate activists, now
    supported, significantly, by Pope Francis.
                                                                                   David Lorimer