Shifting Climates, Shifting People (De La Torre)

Shifting Climates, Shifting People (De La Torre)

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Marginalized by Colonialism, Forced Out by Climate Change

As climate change reshapes the Earth's habitability, millions are forced to migrate ... while millions more are constrained from escaping environmental hardship. Shifting Climates, Shifting People grapples with the disparate impacts of climate change on nations impoverished by colonialism:

  • What happens when people have no choice but to leave their homes due to environmental devastation? What happens when they cannot leave or are prevented from leaving?
  • Whose stories are shared and whose imaginations are empoweredand whose are erased from public knowledgeas communities are endangered or uprooted?
  • How has White colonialism undermined the indigenous protectors of ecosystems? How is White capitalism usurping green industries?

Shifting Climates, Shifting People centers the experiences of Black, Indigenous, and non-white communities for perspective on environmental destruction and the wellbeing of humanity.

Contributing writers are scholars and pastors, preachers and organizers; they come to this work from Fiji and from the Osage Nation, from Ghana and from Canada, from the United States and from Indonesia, and many places in between.

Also from Miguel A. De La Torre: Gonna Trouble the Water

About the Editor/Author

Miguel A. De La Torre is a scholar-activist tenured as professor of social ethics and Latino/a studies at Iliff School of Theology in Denver, Colorado. He has published over thirty-five books, five of which won national awards. He served as the president of the Society of Christian Ethics in 2012, and he wrote the screenplay for the documentary Trails of Hope and Terror.

Paperback: 270 pages, 6" x 9"
ISBN 978-0-8298-0012-8
2022