The Politics of Deceit, by Springwood author Col Jennings, is a gripping account of contemporary politics in Australia and its response to the significant issues of climate change, human rights, refugees and global poverty.
Highlighting the tragedy and political shortfalls to these issues, Mr Jennings paints a moral challenge that humanity faces - either we try to find a new way or bury our heads in the sand.
Mr Jennings has had a life-long interest in environmental issues and has written more than 600 letters to politicians over the past 45 years, raising his concerns.
He continued his interest in the area after retirement, studying science and neuroscience through U3A courses and by visiting, with his wife Pat, about 20 countries abroad where they saw first-hand the impact of climate change being manifest worldwide.
Mr Jennings blends personal narrative and philosophy, political treachery and scientific data about the dangers of climate change.
The book also highlights some of the great political and religious leaders who over time have challenged the political hegemony and sought social justice.
Aside from illuminating the darkness posed from climate change and degradation of human rights at home and abroad, The Politics of Deceit shines some hope about what is possible. Copies are available at The Turning Page, Megalong Books and Gleebooks.
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