I’ve decided to do something a little different with my blog this year. Instead of trying to write a detailed review of a single book once a week (it’s always been the aim but unfortunately never the outcome!) I’ve decided to write bi-weekly posts sharing what I’ve been reading. So instead of a single review…
The Giant Dark by Sarvat Hasan – book review
Although this is primarily a love story, it also explores other relationships, specifically family.
Pakistan: the floods, climate change & colonialism.
Climate change is a global justice issue. The worlds poorest, and least responsible for the damage to the climate and with the lowest carbon footprints are paying the highest price. From cyclones in Mozambique, to droughts in Madagascar and Somalia, to the more recent floods and heatwaves, millions of lives are being impacted by climate change now. This is not only an environmental issue, it intersects with social systems, privileges and longstanding injustices. It affects people of different ages, races, class, gender and over geographical locations. Trusha Reddy, head of energy and climate justice at the WoMin African Alliance says “Climate justice is also heavily interconnected with historical injustices, it relates to how the climate crisis came about, who caused it, and so ultimately, who really needs to take the biggest amount of action.”