How To Blow Up A Pipeline

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Another book shaped device to help enquiring minds understand what the hell is happening and what to do about it. An extremely relevant, insightful and unlikely how-to guide: How To Blow Up A Pipeline.

The science on climate change has been clear for a very long time. Sea Levels: rising. Temperature: rising. Emissions: rising. Decades of appeals, protests, petitions and peaceful demonstrations have had little to no impact on the companies and the politicians on their payroll who could effect change, but won't.

Andreas Malm is both a climate scholar and a saboteur of SUV tyres and coal mines. He's wondering why we haven't moved beyond ineffective peaceful protest toward alternative actions, such as, well, blowing up a few oil pipelines. The unfolding of the climate crisis will undoubtedly lead to wars and mass violent upheaval across the globe as everything falls apart, so a spot of purposeful and tactical mischief now, would protect us all from total destruction later. 

Malm's excellent book takes us on a fascinating trip through the forests of Germany, the streets of London and the deserts of Iraq, offering up a counter-history of how mass popular change has occurred, from the democratic revolutions overthrowing dictators to the movement against apartheid and for women's suffrage.

How do we save a world on fire? Use both our hearts and minds. And maybe a bag of explosives.