Robinson, a former Irish president and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, tells the stories of people from around the world who are on the frontline of fighting climate injustice. She highlights communities that suffer the worst effects, but who are, more often than not, least responsible for the emissions causing that are causing climate change.
One example are drought-stricken farm- ers in Uganda, who have endured extreme weather recently (longer rainy seasons followed by intense periods of drought) that has damaged their crops. However, she offers tales of hope and courage in times of difficulty and demonstrates how people adapt and become stronger because of what they are experiencing.
The stories are all memorable and contribute to the book’s success in high- lighting the humanistic side to the debate that we can all relate to and learn from in the urgent fight for climate justice.