Sea Change

Sea Change

Climate Politics and New Zealand

Our seas are literally rising, but under the surface of our politics too, something is also happening. Everywhere there is a growing mood for change, increasing unease and greater efforts to live more sustainably.

World leaders and scientists agree that climate change is real, and around the world we can see its effects. Yet despite the scientific and political agreement, meaningful action by governments eludes us.

Bronwyn Hayward tackles this inertia head-on. In Sea Change, she argues that our best hope of combating climate change lies in people-driven climate action. She shows how to reclaim our status as political actors and come together to work towards social and climate justice.

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Print publication:
Ebook publication: Nov 2017
Pages: 120
RRP: $14.99
ISBN: 9781988533285
DOI: 10.7810/9781988533285

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'Book review: Sea Change', Sarah-Jane O'Connor, Sciblogs, 23 November 2017.

'How will countries meet Paris Climate targets?', Nine to Noon, RNZ, 20 November 2017.