"The Sea is Rising and So Are We is a rare kind of book, at once a primer for activists and an astute commentary on a set of critical topics that even a seasoned climate stalwart could benefit from. It takes on some really tough questions–transformational change, how to talk about the emergency, the need for a specifically global politics of climate justice–and it does in a manner that is both simple and sophisticated. It's not an easy balance, but Kaufman pulls it off."
–Tom Athanasiou, author of Dead Heat: Global Justice and Global Warming
"Cynthia Kaufman's The Sea Is Rising and So Are We is a valuable overview of where we as a species are in the existential fight to prevent catastrophic climate disruption. It covers a lot, from the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change assessment of our situation to the need for a personally supportive movement culture to sustain our climate activism. It is an accessible, up-to-date resource both for those who have been in the climate fight for decades and those who know they need to do so but haven't yet figured out how."
–Ted Glick, longtime climate organizer and author of Burglar for Peace
"In The Sea Is Rising and So Are We Cynthia Kaufman has provided us with a vital manual for confronting the climate crisis and its root causes. Kaufman offers compelling analysis, a comprehensive mapping of the political landscape, and practical guidance for action–all in a straightforward and accessible manner. Most importantly, she offers hope."
–Tony Roshan Samara, Program Director of Land Use and Housing at Urban Habitat