Facing up – facing out or facing in?

Forest fire wildfire at night time on the mountain with big smoke in Chiang Mai, Thailand

A Review of Deep Adaptation: Navigating the Realities of Climate Chaos edited by Jem Bendell and Rupert Read (Polity, 2021)

John Foster (j.foster@lancaster.ac.uk). John Foster’s new book Realism and the Climate Crisis: Hope for Life will be published in February 2022 by Bristol University Press.

There are dangers in the recently fashionable notion of Deep Adaptation, and this book exhibits them very clearly. That is not its only contribution – it also contains some brave and timely argument and advocacy – but it is certainly an important one as the anticipated drastic consequences of climate destabilisation become both more imminent and less ignorable.

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