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

Noam Chomsky (Author) Robert Pollin (Author)
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Price
$18.95  $17.43
Publisher
Verso
Publish Date
September 22, 2020
Pages
192
Dimensions
5.4 X 8.2 X 0.6 inches | 0.45 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781788739856

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About the Author

Noam Chomsky is Institute Professor Emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Laureate Professor at the University of Arizona. Author of American Power and the New Mandarins and Manufacturing Consent (with Ed Herman), among many other books, he is a linguist, historian, philosopher, and cognitive scientist who has risen to prominence in the American consciousness as a political activist and the nation's foremost public intellectual.

Robert Pollin is Professor of Economics and founding Co-Director of the Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Among his many books are The Living Wage (with Stephanie Luce) and the edited volume Transforming the US Financial System (with Gary Dymski and Gerald Epstein). He has worked with the Joint Economic Committee of the US Congress and the United Nations Development Program.

Reviews

"This book is a survival manual for civilization. I want everyone--yes, every person on the planet--to learn its message and to face the challenge it poses: 'What am I doing to help bring about a global Green New Deal in the early years of this decade?' For Americans, the first steps are clear: consign all climate deniers to permanent political oblivion and force all other policymakers to match fine words with deeds--i.e. commit to the Pollin-Chomsky global program for climate stabilization, a massive expansion of good jobs, and just transition."
--Daniel Ellsberg, author of The Doomsday Machine

"The project that is the Green New Deal is enriched by the insights of two great minds: those of Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin. Both understand that the GND will fail if it does not protect the jobs and livelihoods of the working class. They explain how a transformation needed to restore the ecosystem can, and will transform the organisations and lives of working people worldwide--for the better."
--Ann Pettifor, author of The Case for The Green New Deal

"This little book contains a big idea: climate stabilisation that avoids the collapse of organised social life can be achieved, along with more decent jobs, improved living standards and reduced poverty everywhere in the world. Two eminent thinkers present a convincing case for a realistic, feasible Global Green New Deal."
--Jayati Ghosh, Professor of Economics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi