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Crimes Against Nature

capitalism and global heating

Jeff Sparrow

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Scribe Publications
03 November 2021
A polemic about global warming and the environmental crisis, which argues that ordinary people have consistently opposed the destruction of nature and so provide an untapped constituency for climate action.

Crimes Against Nature uses fresh material to offer a very different take on the most important issue of our times. It takes the familiar narrative about global warming - the one in which we are all to blame - and inverts it, to show how, again and again, pollution and ecological devastation have been imposed on the population without our consent and (often) against our will. From histories of destruction, it distils stories of hope, highlighting the repeated yearning for a more sustainable world.

In the era of climate strikes, viral outbreaks, and Extinction Rebellion, Crimes Against Nature moves from ancient Australia to the 'corpse economy' of Georgian Britain to the 'Kitchen Debate' of the Cold War, to present an unexpected and optimistic environmental history - one that identifies ordinary people not as a collective problem but as a powerful force for change.
By:   Jeff Sparrow
Imprint:   Scribe Publications
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 154mm,  Spine: 17mm
Weight:   330g
ISBN:   9781922310705
ISBN 10:   1922310700
Pages:   240
Publication Date:   03 November 2021
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Jeff Sparrow is a writer, editor, broadcaster, and Walkley award-winning journalist. He is a columnist for The Guardian Australia, a former Breakfaster at Melbourne's 3RRR, and a past editor of Overland literary journal. His most recent books are Fascists Among Us- online hate and the Christchurch massacre; Trigger Warnings- political correctness and the rise of the right; and No Way But This- in search of Paul Robeson. He lectures at the Centre for Advancing Journalism at the University of Melbourne.

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