A Planet to Win: Why We Need A Green New Deal
The age of climate gradualism is over, as unprecedented disasters are exacerbated by inequalities of race and class. We need profound, radical change. This book argues that 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 calls for dismantling the fossil fuel industry and building beautiful landscapes of renewable energy, guaranteeing climate-friendly work, 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.
Authors: Kate Aronoff is a Contributing Writer at the Intercept. She is the co-editor of We Own the Future and author of The New Denialism. Alyssa Battistoni is a Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard University and an Editor at Jacobin. Daniel Aldana Cohen is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania, where he directs the Socio-Spatial Climate Collaborative, or (SC)2. Thea Riofrancos is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Providence College and the author of Resource Radicals. She serves on the steering committee of DSA’s Ecosocialist Working Group.
“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