Rebecca Solnit

Rebecca Solnit

Writer, historian, and activist

Rebecca Solnit is a writer, historian, and activist. She is the author of twenty-five books on feminism, environmental and urban history, popular power, social change and insurrection, wandering and walking, hope and catastrophe. She co-edited the 2023 anthology "Not Too Late: Changing the Climate Story from Despair to Possibility". 

Her other books include "Orwell’s Roses"; "Recollections of My Nonexistence"; "Hope in the Dark"; "Men Explain Things to Me"; "A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities that Arise in Disaster"; and "A Field Guide to Getting Lost". 

A product of the California public education system from kindergarten to graduate school, she writes regularly for the Guardian, serves on the board of the climate group Oil Change International, and in 2022 launched the climate project Not Too Late.


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This Year in Climate: 2023

December 15, 2023
It’s been a year of weather extremes — again. But there’s also been cause for renewed hope about our climate future. 
This year, the 28th...