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The Secure and the Dispossessed: How the Military and Corporations are Shaping a Climate-Changed World Paperback – 13 Nov 2015

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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Pluto Press (13 November 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0745336965
  • ISBN-13: 978-0745336961
  • Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 2.3 x 15.2 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 358 g
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"We're at a crucial moment. We can deal with the climate crisis either as a moment to build new global unity, or to further divide the planet between wealthy, profiteering elites and everyone else. This book will help you understand the possibilities, and hopefully move you to join the fight for justice."
--Bill McKibben, author of The End of Nature

"If you want further evidence of the elite insanity that is driving military and corporate interests to perceive the climate catastrophe as an opportunity to extend their control over people and resources and to maximise profits while doing so, then you do not need to go past this book. In nauseatingly documented detail, the authors clearly spell out the challenges we face in resisting elite-driven violence while also intelligently responding to a crisis of unprecedented magnitude. For this reason, The Secure and the Dispossessed is invaluable."

"A tremendous book that shows how the few intend to profit from climate change and how the many can stop it happening."
--John Vidal, Environment Editor, Guardian

"This book is a must read for anyone concerned to secure ecological futures for more than just the rich and powerful few in the global system."
--Simon Dalby, Balsillie School of International Affairs

"As this riveting analysis makes clear, climate change will have winners as well as losers. This is far too important to be left to the scientists."--Fred Pearce, environment consultant, New Scientist

"Among the books that attempt to model the coming century, this one stands out for its sense of plausibility and danger. It examines several current trends in our responses to climate change, which if combined would result in a bad result, a kind of oligarchic police state, imposed in the hope of avoiding chaos by extending capitalist hegemony. This will not work, and yet powerful forces are advocating for it rather than imagining and working for a more just, resilient, and democratic way forward. All the processes analyzed here are already happening now, making this book a crucial contribution to our cognitive mapping and our ability to form a better plan."
--Kim Stanley Robinson

About the Author

Nick Buxton is communications manager for the Transnational Institute.Ben Hayes works for the civil liberties organization Statewatch and is a fellow of the Transnational Institute.

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