The Middle East Will Soon Be Under Water: A Talk with Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin

An interview with R. Pollin and N. Chomsky about Climate Crisis and the Global Green New Deal, at Majority Magazine – the online magazine of Standing Together, Israel’s Jewish-Arab grassroots Socialist movement: https://www.standing-together.org/eng…

How can we save the planet “by popular activism to compel 
governments to do what has to be done to save human life on earth, and not just human life…: Noam Chomsky
Book: Climate Crisis and the Global Green New Deal: The Political Economy of Saving the Planet by Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin (Penguin Random House, New York: 2020).
Book description:

In this compelling new book, Noam Chomsky, the world’s leading public intellectual, and Robert Pollin, a renowned progressive economist, map out the catastrophic consequences of unchecked climate change—and present a realistic blueprint for change: the Green New Deal.

Together, Chomsky and Pollin show how the forecasts for a hotter planet strain the imagination: vast stretches of the Earth will become uninhabitable, plagued by extreme weather, drought, rising seas, and crop failure. Arguing against the misplaced fear of economic disaster and unemployment arising from the transition to a green economy, they show how this bogus concern encourages climate denialism.

Humanity must stop burning fossil fuels within the next thirty years and do so in a way that improves living standards and opportunities for working people. This is the goal of the Green New Deal and, as the authors make clear, it is entirely feasible. Climate change is an emergency that cannot be ignored. This book shows how it can be overcome both politically and economically.

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