The Climate Crisis and the Global Green New Deal: The Political Economy of Saving the Planet

The Climate Crisis and the Global Green New Deal: The Political Economy of Saving the Planet

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An engaging conversation with our most respected public intellectual around how a global Green New Deal has the potential to save humanity and the planet.

The environmental crisis under way is unique in human history. It is a true existential crisis. Those alive today will decide the fate of humanity. Meanwhile, the leaders of the most powerful state in human history are dedicating themselves with passion to destroying the prospects for organized human life. At the same time, there is a solution at hand, which is the Green New Deal. Putting meat on the bones of the Green New Deal starts with a single simple idea: we have to absolutely stop burning fossil fuels to produce energy within the next 30 years at most; and we have to do this in a way that also supports rising living standards and expanding opportunities for working people and the poor throughout the world. This version of a Green New Deal program is, in fact, entirely realistic in terms of its purely economic and technical features. The real question is whether it is politically feasible. Chomsky and Pollin examine how we can build the political force to make a global Green New Deal a reality.

Title:The Climate Crisis and the Global Green New Deal: The Political Economy of Saving the Planet
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781788739856
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    The Climate Crisis and the Global Green New Deal: The Political Economy of Saving the Planet Reviews

  • Bradley

    For someone who has mainly devoted his ecological reading to old carbon-tax discussions and the grandiosity of a total ecological disaster (in many books), I feel as if I'm coming into the Global Gree...

  • Kevin

    Chomsky in 2020.Preamble:--I grew out of childhood with Chomsky’s books/lectures, with Hegemony or Survival: America's Quest for Global Dominance being the first book that really hit me. ...Eventual...

  • David Wineberg

    If Noam Chomsky is willing to plunge into the Green New Deal (GND) debate, I am certainly willing to read it. Unfortunately, Chomsky’s comments are mostly the same as in his political criticism. He ...

  • Venky

    This is a book of two halves. The disappointing half, unfortunately, is the contribution of Noam Chomsky. Ranting, railing and rabble rousing – when he is not just regurgitating the works of eminent...

  • saskia

    Incredibly informative and good for the layperson (like me). I like that this included a clear outline and strategy for funding a Global Green New Deal, even though the numbers went somewhat over my h...

  • Nadir Baali

    Criticisms regarding Chomsky's contributions are fair. They aren't particularly substantive. The title of this book promises something else. Luckily, this is the very thing Robert Pollin manages to pr...

  • Jack Ashton

    Pallin does all the work and diminishes Noam; but chapter 3 in particular is an excellent breakdown of the components of the GND, as well as the logic and finding behind them.Missing a few citations t...

  • Andy Mc

    Forget Stephen King, this is the scariest book I've ever read....

  • Grant

    No hyperbole or sensationalism, just a thorough discussion on what needs to be done politically and personally to combat climate change....

  • Randall Wallace

    “The survival of humanity” “is seriously at risk on our present course, to quote a leaked internal memo of JPMorgan Chase, America’s largest bank, referring specifically to the bank’s genoci...