Mikaela Loach: It's Not That Radical
Hear about the activist’s debut book, a radical perspective for real climate action that could benefit us all, in conversation with Kelechi Okafor.
Join climate justice activist Mikaela Loach as she discusses her debut book, addressing how representations of climate action in the mainstream media have been white-washed, green-washed and diluted to be made compatible with capitalism.
We are living in an economic system which pursues profit above all else; harmful, oppressive systems that heavily contribute to the climate crisis, and environmental consequences that have been toned down to the masses.
Tackling the climate crisis requires us to visit the roots of poverty, capitalist exploitation, police brutality and legal injustice.
Climate justice offers the real possibility of huge leaps towards racial equality and collective liberation as it aims to dismantle the very foundations of these issues.
Written with candour and hope, It's Not That Radical will galvanise readers to take action, offering an accessible and transformative appraisal of our circumstances to help mobilise a majority for the future of our planet.
Kelechi Okafor is a Nigerian-born, London-based lover of words – whether that’s crafting works of fiction, articles, stage plays and screenplays, or hosting her podcast Say Your Mind. The podcast features guests and focuses on globally relevant conversations and events, framed through a lens of understanding that is anti-colonial, anti-white supremacy and anti-heteropatriarchy. It’s both a personal exploration, and an attempt to build a community that is challenged to think critically.
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