Matt and Sam talk with journalist Kate Aronoff about the history of climate change denial, how fossil-fuel industry’s strategy has shifted in recent years, and what the prospects are for a just, sustainable future. At last, Know Your Enemy takes on climate change! Kate Aronoff, staff writer at The New Republic and Dissent editorial board member, joins Matt and Sam to discuss her new book, Overheated: How Capitalism Broke the Planet—And How We Fight Back. The conversations traces the history of collaboration between fossil fuel executives and conservative think tanks; then we discuss what comes after climate denial and try our best to imagine a post-carbon world. What will it take to avoid a future of eco-apartheid, fortress nations, and “lifeboat ethics?” Listen to find out.
Kate Aronoff, “The European Far-Right’s Environmental Turn,” Dissent, May 31, 2019.
Kate Aronoff, “With A Green New Deal, Here’s What the World Could Look Like For The Next Generation,” The Intercept, Dec 5, 2018.
Sam Adler-Bell, “Appalachia vs. the Carceral State,” The New Republic, Nov 25, 2019.
Sam Adler-Bell, “Why White Supremacists are Hooked on Green Living,” The New Republic, Sept. 24, 2019.