What I’m reading: December 2021

This month: Fiona Goodwin, EAUC

Fiona Goodwin is the director of operations and planning at the EAUC – the Alliance for Sustainability Leadership in Education.

EAUC is also the delivery partner for the Green Gown Awards UK & Ireland, the winners of which will be announced at a virtual ceremony on 18 November – see www.greengownawards.org
for tickets and info.

Land Grabbing – Journeys in the New Colonialism by Stefano Liberti

A journalistic investigation looking at how millions of hectares of fertile soil in poor countries are stolen to feed wealthy westerners thousands of miles away. Since the food crisis of 2007–8, when the cost of staples such as rice and corn went through the roof, the race to acquire land in the southern hemisphere has become more intense than ever. This is the shocking story of how one half of the world is starved to feed the other.

The Power of Geography by Tim Marshall

Marshall explores 10 regions that are set to shape global politics in a new age of great-power rivalry: Australia, Iran, Saudi Arabia, the UK, Greece, Turkey, the Sahel, Ethiopia, Spain and space. It explores why Europe’s next refugee crisis is closer than it thinks as trouble brews in the Sahel; why the Middle East must look beyond oil and sand to secure its future; and why the Earth’s atmosphere is set to become the world’s next battleground.

Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela

He makes you question your own morals and values as a human being. Bearing in mind he spent decades in prison just for voicing his views against apartheid, he was a visionary and someone who saw his fellow humans as equals. Hatred comes easily but Mandela teaches you otherwise. A very objective autobiography that is hard to put down.

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