Global Inequality in the Time of Climate Emergency

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Publication Info: EcoEquity

Date of Publication: June 3, 2019

Author(s): Tom Athanasiou

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In late 2017, David Wallace-Well’s piece in New York MagazineThe Uninhabitable Earth, landed like a bomb.  In mid-2018 came the Deep Adaptation paper, which likewise was downloaded by the hundreds of thousands.  In October of 2018, there came the IPCC’s Special Report on 1.5°C, and afterwards the air was crisper, the view clearer.  It was obvious that climate denialism, or at least classic climate denialism, had lost its legitimacy.  Denialism was just a right-wing scam, and everyone knew it.

So something has changed.  But what’s at stake, exactly, and what comes next?

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  • ‘Deep Adaptation’ was among my favourite papers of 2018. To reinforce the author’s thesis, instead of feeling depressed, I was revigorated by its honesty. Thank you for the article, excellently written and with a lot of useful links. Regards.