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Green New Deal

Though experts within the climate-science community have been warning us for years, it has taken the Covid-19 pandemic to make the grim consequences of free-market capitalism apparent to everyday people. Indeed, climate catastrophe and the accelerated spread of infectious disease go hand in hand. Our extraordinary global crisis has made obvious the critical need for an immediate overhaul of current political, social, and economic systems.

Green New Deal

In The Green New Deal and Beyond (pub date May 5, 2020), acclaimed author and plant scientist Stan Cox—whom Naomi Klein refers to as “an iconoclast of the best kind”—offers a clear-eyed, easy-to-understand analysis of the proposed Green New Deal legislation, outlining its goals. And then he goes beyond, offering a set of achievable, visionary ideas to confront a host of critical needs that are insufficiently addressed by the bill itself.

In his foreword to the book, Noam Chomsky writes, "Moving to zero net carbon emissions, and fast, is the point of Stan Cox’s important new study, The Green New Deal and Beyond. Cox advocates on behalf of the GND as one step of several we need to take to stabilize the planet."

About Stan Cox:
Stan Cox began his career in the U.S. Department of Agriculture and is now the Lead Scientist at The Land Institute. He is the author of Any Way You Slice It: The Past, Present, and Future of RationingLosing Our Cool: Uncomfortable Truths About Our Air-Conditioned World (and Finding New Ways to Get Through the Summer) and Sick Planet: Corporate Food and Medicine. His writing about the economic and political roots of the global ecological crisis have appeared in the New York TimesWashington PostLos Angeles TimesHartford Courant, Atlanta Journal-ConstitutionBaltimore SunDenver PostKansas City StarArizona RepublicThe New Republic, The GuardianAl Jazeera, Salon, and Dissent, and in local publications spanning 43 U.S. states. In 2012, The Atlantic named Cox their "Readers' Choice Brave Thinker" for his critique of air conditioning. He is based in Salina, KS.

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