Overheated  How Capitalism Broke the Planet--And How We Fight Back by Kate Aronoff

Overheated How Capitalism Broke the Planet–And How We Fight Back by Kate Aronoff
epub | 1.4 MB | English | Isbn:B089T7TYVC | Author: Kate Aronoff | PAge: 439 | Year: 2021


A damning account of the forces that have hijacked progress on climate change, and a bold vision of what it will take, politically and economically, to face the existential threat of global warming head-on.In the past few years, it has become impossible (for most) to deny the effects of climate change and that the planet is warming, and to acknowledge that we must act. But a new kind of denialism is taking root in the halls of power, shaped by a quarter-century of neoliberal policies, that threatens to doom us before we’ve grasped the full extent of the crisis.
As Kate Aronoff argues, since the 1980s and 1990s, economists, pro-business Demats and Republicans in the US, and global organizations like the UN and the World Economic Forum have all made concessions to the oil and gas industry that they have no intention of reversing. What’s more, they believe that climate change can be solved through the market, capitalism can be a force for good, and all of…

Category:Environmental Economics, Environmental Science, Environmental Policy