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The Transformative Power of Crisis



Section 1: Introduction to The Climate Mobilization

  • The Climate Mobilization (TCM) launched in 2014 at the People’s Climate March in New York City.
  • TCM's mission: Initiating a World War II-scale mobilization effort against climate catastrophe.
  • Significant influence on the climate change discussion within the Democratic Party and the larger climate movement.
  • Launched "City by City" program in 2017, focusing on local-level emergency climate mobilization.

Section 2: Society's Denial and Ignorance of Climate Truth

  • Societal institutions often ignore and deny the truth about climate change.
  • The truth is often buried under layers of defenses, fear, and doubt.
  • Acknowledging the truth can profoundly affect personal and societal perspectives and actions.
  • The book emphasizes the planetary emergency we are currently living in.

Section 3: Personal and Collective Awakening

  • Presents stories of personal awakenings and transformations in response to climate truth.
  • Discusses the importance of acknowledging the reality of climate change for both individuals and society.
  • Highlights the need for a collective response to the climate crisis.

Section 4: The Problem with Gradualism in Climate Discussion

  • Critiques the "gradualism" approach in climate change communication and policy.
  • Argues that many climate change discussions downplay the severity of the crisis.
  • Emphasizes the need for a more direct and truthful approach to discussing climate change.
  • Cites specific papers and research criticizing current climate strategies.

Section 5: The Climate Mobilization's Approach and Impact

  • TCM advocates for an emergency climate mobilization to effectively address the crisis.
  • Highlights the deep commitment and dedication required to fight climate change.
  • Discusses the emotional and psychological impact of speaking climate truth.
  • Concludes with the author's dedication to mobilizing government and society in response to climate change.