A Good War – Seth Klein

Episode Eight – Northern Latitudes: Find Your Way PodCast

Seth Klein joined me to talk about his book A Good War, the latest Government targets for emissions and why regionalism is a barrier to fighting climate change in a country as large as Canada.

Klein is the Team Lead and Director of Strategy of the Climate Emergency Unit (a 5-year project of the David Suzuki Institute that Seth launched in early 2021). Prior to that, he served for 22 years (1996-2018) as the founding British Columbia Director of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, a public policy research institute committed to social, economic and environmental justice.

In A Good War (published by ECW Press in September 2020), Seth Klein explores how we can align our politics and economy with what science says we must do to address the climate crisis. Canada’s wartime experience, Klein contends, provides an inspirational reminder that we have done this before. We have mobilized in common cause across class, race and gender, and entirely retooled our economy in the space of a few short years.

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