A Planet to Win: Why We Need a Green New Deal

A Planet to Win: Why We Need a Green New Deal

In the twenty-first century, all politics are climate politics.

The age of climate gradualism is over, as unprecedented disasters are exacerbated by inequalities of race and class. We need profound, radical change. A Green New Deal can tackle the climate emergency and rampant inequality at the same time. Cutting carbon emissions while winning immediate gains for the many is the only way to build a movement strong enough to defeat big oil, big business, and the super-rich—starting right now.

A Planet to Win explores the political potential and concrete first steps of a Green New Deal. It calls for dismantling the fossil fuel industry and building beautiful landscapes of renewable energy, guaranteeing climate-friendly work and no-carbon housing and free public transit. And it shows how a Green New Deal in the United States can strengthen climate justice movements worldwide. We don’t make politics under conditions of our own choosing, and no one would choose this crisis. But crises also present opportunities. We stand on the brink of disaster—but also at the cusp of wondrous, transformative change.

Title:A Planet to Win: Why We Need a Green New Deal
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781788738316
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  • Michael

    Lucid and inspirational, A Planet to Win: Why We Need a Green New Deal clearly outlines what a GND would entail and considers how its core policies might be swiftly implemented. The co-authors write e...

  • Peter (Pete) Mcloughlin

    the left now has vision and now has plans. It is about damn time. This is a manifesto for the future not a forensic of past woes. I am tired of getting clobbered by the reactionary forces of the past...

  • Sean Estelle

    Every word here is urgently necessary and drives towards the articulation of a political program for a radical, ecosocialist Green New Deal. In many ways, this is an expanded pamphlet/broadside more t...

  • Patrick M.

    Very interesting and incredibly detailed in certain areas. However, could have used less snark about urbanists, and more discussion of what "democratic planning" actually means. Overall, it's kind of ...

  • Montana Goodman

    Strong and informed, this book will bring out the best in you. And that is exactly what we need in order to bring about a safer, more egalitarian, more democratic world not just for those of us in the...

  • Aine

    “But despite the erudite self-loathing of so much climate writing in the liberal press, the enemy isn’t us.”It took about three pages into the introduction to decide that this was the environmen...

  • Will

    This might just be the cure for Covid-19......

  • Kai

    Easy to read, clear, straight to the point introduction to the principles and especially *vision* of an ecosocialist Green New Deal. The authors will not bore you with policy details, but instead focu...

  • Haley

    We should all be organizing in an urgent way in favor of an anti-racist Green New Deal. This book is a good reminder about what's at stake and just how quickly we need to act. Confrontation with oil a...

  • Nacho

    Excellent contribution to the debate around the need for a radical transformation of our society, which needs to go further than individual changes in our individual lives and instead has to completel...