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Book Chat – Kate Aronoff on Getting Capitalism Out of the Climate

April 28, 2021
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Sustain What? Book Chat – Kate Aronoff on Getting Capitalism Out of the Climate

Join Columbia’s Andy Revkin, who’s been writing on climate change for three decades, and Kate Aronoff, The New Republic writer and author, to talk about her new book: "Overheated: How Capitalism Broke the Planet – and How We Fight Back."

Other guests may join us.

Read Kate's recent New York Times op-ed:

Biden Is All About Zero Emissions, but Who Do You Think Has Been Fueling Them?

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Publisher's summary:

It has become impossible to deny that the planet is warming, and that governments must act. But a new denialism is taking root in the halls of power, shaped by decades of neoliberal policies and centuries of anti-democratic thinking. Since the 1980s, Democrats and Republicans have each granted enormous concessions to industries hell bent on maintaining business as usual. What’s worse, policymakers have given oil and gas executives a seat at the table designing policies that should euthanize their business model.

This approach, journalist Kate Aronoff makes clear, will only drive the planet further into emergency. Drawing on years of reporting, Aronoff lays out an alternative vision, detailing how democratic majorities can curb polluters’ power; create millions of well-paid, union jobs; enact climate reparations; and transform the economy into a more leisurely and sustainable one. Our future will require a radical reimagining of politics—with the world at stake.

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Andy Revkin