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Why Rebel Reviews

Why Rebel by Jay Griffiths

Why Rebel

Jay Griffiths

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Imprint: Penguin Books Ltd
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publication date: 8 Apr 2021
ISBN: 9780241992722
4 stars out of 5
21 Apr 2021

"Jay Griffiths argues that we must be rebellious in order to save the planet"

Griffiths is insightful and personal, using metaphor to highlight how our refusal to protect the interests of even the ­smallest organisms has led us to create a “marine wasteland” of our shared home. She also unflinchingly stresses the complicity of politicians, holding leaders such as Donald Trump and Jair Bolsonaro to account over their inaction and enablement of this catastrophe. While climate discourse can at times feel heavy, Griffiths’ book ends on a note of optimism, celebrating the work of Greta Thunberg and activist groups such as Extinction Rebellion, and reminding us of the positive public response to their anarchic efforts: 85 per cent of Britons are now concerned about climate change.

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