It’s Not That Radical: Climate Action to Transform Our World

Mikaela Loach


For too long, representations of climate action in the mainstream media have been white-washed, green-washed and diluted to be made compatible with capitalism.

We are living in an economic system which pursues profit above all else; harmful, oppressive systems that heavily contribute to the climate crisis, and environmental consequences that have been toned down to the masses. Tackling the climate crisis requires us to visit the roots of poverty, capitalist exploitation, police brutality and legal injustice. Climate justice offers the real possibility of huge leaps towards racial equality and collective liberation as it aims to dismantle the very foundations of these issues.

In this book, Mikaela Loach offers a fresh and radical perspective for real climate action that could drastically change the world as we know it for the benefit of us all. Written with candour and hope, It’s Not That Radical will galvanise readers to take action, offering an accessible and transformative appraisal of our circumstances to help mobilise a majority for the future of our planet.

Media Reviews

“Her debut book is a long-awaited read for anyone who is keen to understand the systemic causes of climate degradation and what we can do about it.” – Adele Walton, DAZED

“Practical and urgent – this is a clarion call for transformation from the front lines of the fight for people and planet. I have no doubt It’s Not That Radical will become an indispensable toolkit for a new generation of activists” – Naomi Klein, author of This Changes Everything

“It’s Not That Radical is an empowering call to action for liberation for us all.” – Nadia Whittome MP

“This book will give you hope that a new world is possible.” – Layla F. Saad

“It’s refreshing to read someone who is educational, well-read and, crucially, hopeful about the future.” – Aisling Bea

“Outstanding, accessible and radical to the core” – Tori Tsui

“Mikaela is the real deal!” – Emma Dabiri

“An enlightening, emphatic must-read for everyone.” – Yomi Adegoke

“An accessible, practical toolkit that shows us the responsibility we all have in working towards a better climate future.” – Cathy Reay

“Grounding and groundbreaking.” – Xiye Bastida

“This book is not just world changing, it’s world saving.” – Charlie Craggs

“A powerful guide to climate activism and the true meaning of climate justice.” – Jack Harries

“A necessary read.” – Leah Thomas

“Climate justice made simple.” – Kenny Ethan Jones

“Mikaela’s transformative book reinvigorated by activism.” – Bonnie Wright

“My only regret is that I didn’t have this book when I started my activist journey.” – Ellie Goulding

“An exceptional and brilliant call to arms.” – Jon Snow

“The ripples this book has stirred in my subconscious will be felt for a long time, and will make me a more thoughtful and effective activist.” – Evanna Lynch

“A must read for activists everywhere.” – Grace Blakeley

“An accessible, friendly and hopeful manifesto for change.” – Grave Beverley