118 pages | 10 Color Illus.
In his new book Noam Chomsky writes cogently about the threats to planetary survival that are of growing alarm today. The prospect of human extinction emerged after World War II, the dawn of a new era scientists now term the Anthropocene, a time of possible human extinction. Chomsky uniquely traces the duality of threats from nuclear weapons and from climate change—including how the concerns emerged and evolved, and how the threats can interact with one another. The introduction and accompanying interviews place this dual threat in a framework of unprecedented corporate global power domination that has overtaken nation states’ ability to control the future and preserve the planet. Chomsky argues for the urgency of international climate and arms agreements, showing how global popular movements are mobilizing to force governments to meet this unprecedented challenge to civilization’s survival.
Introduction; Chapter 1: The Twin Threats; Chapter 2: Reaching People; Chapter 3: Thinking Strategically; Chapter 4: Updated Reflections on Movements; Chapter 5: The Third Threat; Chapter 6: To Learn More