Author Seth Klein’s new book, A Good War: Mobilizing Canada for the Climate Emergency, argues for a wartime response to deal with the climate crisis. Klein pulls on Canada’s wartime histories to demonstrate how in the past, we’ve organized as a nation to implement a cross-class response to global threats.
In response to proposals for radical climate action, a common refrain crops up: what about the economy? Klein lays out how Canada’s entire national economy was upended and “retooled” during World War Two, providing economic stability alongside resources to deal with existential dangers. We did it before, and we can do it again. So, where do we start?
Klein joins host and Observer founder and editor-in-chief Linda Solomon Wood for a special Conversations event on May 20 at 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m.