Renowned feminist, writer and activist Rebecca Solnit addresses the violence of climate change, emphasizing how the disappearance of island states, unpredictable weather patterns, and increased famine caused by rising food prices and crop failures are just some of the ways that systemic climate crises result in societal violence. A concrete example of climate violence can be found in the origins of the Arab Spring in Tunisia, when food shortages caused wheat prices to soar and citizens to revolt when hunger set in. Through her writing on these issues Solnit has joined the vast contingent of women writing on climate in the media. Photo credit: Amr Abdallah Dalsh / Reuters