On Fire: The (Burning) Case For a Green New Deal - Hot Take on a Hot Planet - The Stakes of Our Historical Moment Summary & Analysis

Naomi Klein
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“Hot Take on a Hot Planet” is the author's November 2016 acceptance speech for the Sydney Peace Prize in Australia. It was delivered two days after Donald Trump was elected President of the United States. Klein asserts that Trump's election was part of a rise in racist/xenophobic sentiment in the U.S. as a result of feelings of economic and existential vulnerability by white residents. She states the need for an inclusive climate movement that caters directly to those most affected, including Indigenous peoples and other people of color with “community-controlled” (190) renewable energy programs. These programs should be funded by taxing those who have made unprecedented wealth in the fossil fuel industry. She closes by explaining that, even though she is accepting a peace prize, she is calling for a movement that...

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