Climate change is the greatest challenge of our generation – we hear it all the time. It has almost become a refrain. But do we really believe it? What if we were to let those words settle a little, penetrate minds and hearts deeply, and accept their troubling, terrifying truth? What if we were to understand that climate change isn’t something far away out there in space and time, but something that affects here and now?
In Climate Generation: Awakening to Our Children’s Future, Lorna Gold shares her personal journey in understanding what those two words ‘climate change’ mean for her as a mother seeking to protect her children and, by extension, the world of which we are all a part.
Climate change is a real danger, which risks destroying our children’s future. This book tells the story of how one mother was awakened to this reality and how it changed her life. From fearing she could do nothing, she found herself catapulted into a big adventure. She discovered people from all walks of life who care about their children’s futures and who are doing amazing things to make these voices heard.
Lorna Gold is head of policy and advocacy in Trócaire. Prior to working in Trócaire, she worked in the Department of Politics at the University of York, where she was the recipient of the Joseph Rowntree Centennial Fellowship and an ESRC postdoctoral fellowship. She has a PhD from the Department of Geography at the University of Glasgow. She writes widely on a broad range of development issues, including the Millennium Development Goals and the relationship between Catholic Social Teaching and ethical business models. She has a particular interest in the changing shape of Ireland’s development policy.