Not Too Late: Changing the Climate Story from Despair to Possibility

Marguerite Casey Foundation (MCF) will feature a discussion between MCF president & CEO Dr. Carmen Rojas, authors Thelma Young Lutunatabua and Rebecca Solnit, and executive director of Florida Rising Andrea Mercado.

12:00 PM

This event is part of our MCF Book Club: Reading for a Liberated Future series. The MCF Book Club sharesthe ideas of leaders who encourage us to imagine how we can radically transform our democracy,economy, and society.

Not Too Late: Changing the Climate Story from Despair to Possibility

Not Too Late is a book and a project that invites newcomers to the climate movement, and provides climate facts and encouragement for people who are already engaged but weary. The authors believe that the truths about climate science, the justice-centered solutions, and the growing strength of the climate movement and its achievements can help. Not Too Late is the book for anyone who is despondent, defeatist, or unsure about climate change and seeking answers. As the contributors to this volume make clear, the future will be decided by whether we act in the present—and we must act to counter institutional inertia, fossil fuel interests, and political obduracy. Contributors include Julian Aguon, Jade Begay, adrienne maree brown, Edward Carr, Renato Redantor Constantino, Joelle Gergis, Jacquelyn Gill, Mary Annaise Heglar, Mary Anne Hitt, Roshi Joan Halifax, Nikayla Jefferson, Antonia Juhasz, Kathy Jetnil Kijiner, Fenton Lutunatabua & Joseph Sikulu, Yotam Marom, Denali Nalamalapu, Leah Stokes, Farhana Sultana, and Gloria Walton

Featured Participants

Thelma Young Lutunatabua

Thelma Young Lutunatabua is a digital storyteller and activist. She is the co-founder of Not Too Late, and currently works at the Solutions Project. Before that, she worked in various roles supporting the global climate movement, as well as other human rights endeavors around the world. She calls Fiji and Texas home.

Rebecca Solnit

Writer, historian, and activist Rebecca Solnit is the author of twenty-five books on feminism, environmental and urban history, popular power, social change and insurrection, and hope and catastrophe. In addition to Not Too Late, her other books include Orwell’s Roses;Men Explain Things to Me; A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities that Arise in Disaster; and A Field Guide to Getting Lost. A product of the California public education system from kindergarten to graduate school, she writes regularly for the Guardian and serves on the board of the climate group Oil Change International and the advisory boards of Third Act and Dayenu.