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

Author: Kate Aronoff

Narrator: Erin Bennett

Unabridged: 16 hr 15 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Hachette Audio

Published: 04/20/2021

Genre: Political Science - Public Policy - Environmental Policy

Synopsis

This damning account of the forces that have hijacked progress on climate change shares a bold vision of what it will take, politically and economically, to face the existential threat of global warming head-on.

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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