The Right to Be Cold: One Woman's Story of Protecting Her Culture, the Arctic and the Whole Planet
SHORTLISTED FOR CANADA READS 2017
The Right to Be Cold is a human story of resilience, commitment, and survival told from the unique vantage point of an Inuk woman who, in spite of many obstacles, rose from humble beginnings in the Arctic community of Kuujjuaq, Quebec—where she was raised by a single parent and grandmother and travelled by dog team in a traditional, ice-based Inuit hunting culture—to become one of the most influential and decorated environmental, cultural, and human rights advocates in the world.
The Right to Be Cold explores the parallels between safeguarding the Arctic and the survival of Inuit culture—and ultimately the world—in the face of past, present, and future environmental degradation. Sheila Watt-Cloutier passionately argues that climate change is a human rights issue and one to which all of us on the planet are inextricably linked. The Right to Be Cold is the culmination of Watt-Cloutier’s regional, national, and international work over the last twenty-five years, weaving historical traumas and current issues such as climate change, leadership, and sustainability in the Arctic into her personal story to give a coherent and holistic voice to an important subject.
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The Right To Be Cold: One Woman's Fight To Protect the Arctic and Save the Planet from Climate ChangeUser Review - www.bookverdict.com
Multi-award-winning activist Watt-Cloutier, who was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007 for her work on climate change and its impact on human rights, pens a fascinating memoir of her life as ... Read full review
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In The Right To Be Cold, Sheila Watt-Cloutier raises the point that for many people, depictions of animals from the arctic are much more familiar than the human inhabitants. When we talk about global ... Read full review
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