A Planet to Win: Why We Need a Green New Deal (Jacobin) by Riofrancos, Thea,Cohe

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Format: Trade Paperback Language: English
Publication Year: 2019 ISBN:

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A Planet to Win: Why We Need a Green New Deal (Jacobin) by Riofrancos, Thea,Cohe

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In October 2018, the IPCC published a report warning that the world would warm 1.5o C by 2040 without massive emissions reductions by 2030, with results more devastating than previously imagined. In November the charismatic democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez won election to Congress and stated that a Green New Deal would be a top priority. A week later, activists with the Sunrise Movement occupied Nancy Pelosi’s office,calling for action on climate in the form of a Green New Deal. The Green New Deal is now a buzzword thrown around to signal the need for climate action–but no one quite knows what it means. A Planet to Win explores what a Green New Deal could look like and draws the connection between climate change and capitalism, arguing that in order to confront one we must confront the other. With concrete proposals, such as ending subsidies for fossil fuel companies and funding a just transition to renewable energy, expanding public housing and transit, a fair and sustainable trade regime, and a job guarantee program that emphasizes climate-friendly work, the authors offer a daring set of ideas to confront climate chaos and create a more equitable society. Recognizing that inequality and climate politics are utterly inseparable, A Planet to Win draws on the inspiring history of environmental justice movements and sets out a bold framework for the transformative possibilities of a Green New Deal.

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ISBN-10 1788738314
ISBN-13 9781788738316
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Format Trade Paperback
Publication Year 2019
Language English

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Width 5.1in.
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Series Jacobin Ser.
Author Kate Aronoff, Alyssa Battistoni, Thea Riofrancos, Daniel Aldana Cohen
Reviews ” A Planet to Win comes at the perfect moment, challenging us to find hope and build a more just world in the face of catas-trophe. The authors outline transformative solutions to the climate crisis that are economically viable and politically possible–if we organize and fight to win. –Varshini Prakash, Executive Director, Sunrise Movement “The climate crisis presents an enormous, existential challenge to our species. But we don’t have time to be overwhelmed. The enormity of the task requires even bigger ideas, strategies, and tactics. In this book, some of our sharpest, most lucid voices on cli-mate make a critical intervention in the burgeoning movement to save our planet. Read their book and join the struggle.” –Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, author of From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation “Urgent, clear-eyed, and energizing, this book is a powerful example of the radical collaborative thinking we desperately need to avoid climate dystopia and win a world where the many can survive and thrive.” –Astra Taylor, Director of What Is Democracy? “Climate change is now deadly serious; that’s why this deadly serious book is so welcome and so crucial right now. No more nib-bling around the edges–it’s time to actually seize this moment.” –Bill McKibben, author of Falter , cofounder of 350.org “An excellent orientation to the ecological crisis we face and the Green New Deal that is the necessary start of our response. This book puts its finger right on the pulse of our moment.” –Kim Stanley Robinson, author of New York 2140 ” A Planet to Win helps us imagine life under the umbrella of a radical Green New Deal.” — Sierra Magazine “Offers a dazzling array of constructive projects to accompany the green transition’s doling out of economic retribution. A Planet to Win is the American kernel of a vision for a post-carbon future, and its optimism is inspiring.” –Quin Slobidian, Foreign Policy, ” A Planet to Win comes at the perfect moment, challenging us to find hope and build a more just world in the face of catas-trophe. The authors outline transformative solutions to the climate crisis that are economically viable and politically possible–if we organize and fight to win. –Varshini Prakash, Executive Director, Sunrise Movement “The climate crisis presents an enormous, existential challenge to our species. But we don’t have time to be overwhelmed. The enormity of the task requires even bigger ideas, strategies, and tactics. In this book, some of our sharpest, most lucid voices on cli-mate make a critical intervention in the burgeoning movement to save our planet. Read their book and join the struggle.” –Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, author of From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation “Urgent, clear-eyed, and energizing, this book is a powerful example of the radical collaborative thinking we desperately need to avoid climate dystopia and win a world where the many can survive and thrive.” –Astra Taylor, Director of What Is Democracy? “Climate change is now deadly serious; that’s why this deadly serious book is so welcome and so crucial right now. No more nib-bling around the edges–it’s time to actually seize this moment.” –Bill McKibben, author of Falter , cofounder of 350.org “An excellent orientation to the ecological crisis we face and the Green New Deal that is the necessary start of our response. This book puts its finger right on the pulse of our moment.” –Kim Stanley Robinson, author of New York 2140

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