On Fire: The (Burning) Case For a Green New Deal - Introduction Summary & Analysis

Naomi Klein
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The introduction focuses on the youth climate movement, what needs to occur in order to reverse the course of climate change, and how the Green New Deal might work to help accomplish this goal. Klein begins by describing the global School Strike for Climate on March 15, 2019, in which approximately 1.6 million students from all over the world walked out of their classrooms to protest government inaction on climate change. Klein then introduces Greta Thunberg, a world-famous Swedish teenage environmental activist. Thunberg began advocating for change on this front when she was just 11 years old, and she has spoken at the UN, the European Union, and the World Economic Summit, among others. She has inspired a movement of people fighting climate change—children, teens, and adults—who share her concerns and sense of urgency.

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