Earth Is Not For Sale, The: A Path Out Of Fossil Capitalism To The Other World That Is Still Possible

Earth Is Not For Sale, The: A Path Out Of Fossil Capitalism To The Other World That Is Still Possible

by Peter Schwartzman, David Schwartzman


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'A thought provoking and documented examination of solutions to social and economic inequality, ecological tipping points, and the threat of climate catastrophe, focusing on renewable energy systems, agroecology, and social organization. The authors reject a business as usual approach, and argue that the revolution has already begun.'
Climate & CapitalismThis book provides a thought provoking outline of the solutions already in hand to the challenges now facing humanity with respect to prevalent gross social and economic inequalities, ecological thresholds and tipping points, and the ever-looming threat of climate catastrophe. The authors find these solutions in the arenas of renewable energy systems, agroecological methods, and reimagined social organization. Clarity is brought to the political economic obstacles standing in the way as well as the false solutions and alleged barriers that pervade the discourse thereby delaying and obstructing progress to the solutions advanced.The authors provoke readers to face up to these challenges by demonstrating how people, all over the world, have already begun this effort through collective action ranging from the local to the global community. Drawing on their own and many other scholar's research, they reject a reliance on the 'business as usual' approach trusting the capitalist market and existing global institutions, and provide an accessible popular account with thoroughly footnoted endnotes that contain technical details and references to the scientific literature.The Earth is Not for Sale informs its readers and provides well-documented solutions in a bid to inspire readers to think critically, and potentially become more active in society.Related Link(s)

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ISBN-13: 9789813234246
Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/16/2018
Pages: 344
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.81(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Salvatore Engel-Di Mauro v

Acknowledgments xi

About the Authors xiii

Figures and Tables xvii

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 Our Current Situation 10

Chapter 2 How We Got Here 32

Chapter 3 The Centrality of Energy and Food 50

Chapter 4 A New Energy Future - Solar 75

Chapter 5 A New Food Future - Agroecology 118

Chapter 6 False Solutions and Misdirections 147

Chapter 7 Grow or Die? A Strategy Forward 172

Chapter 8 The Revolution has Begun 196

Chapter 9 The Path to the Other World that is Still Possible 223

Epilogue 242

Bibliography 249

Appendix 312

Index 321

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