Will Monopoly Capitalism Condemn us to Climate Catastrophe?
There are compelling social and political reasons to challenge the immense power and unprecedented scale of the corporate monopolies that dominate so much of the global economy, but there is an even more urgent imperative for reining them in: If we don’t, the worst scenarios of climate disruption will be impossible to avoid. These corporate juggernauts stifle creativity and competition, exacerbate already obscene wealth inequities, radically exploit racial disparities and divides, corrupt the political system, and keep the current ecocidal status quo firmly locked in place, especially in the energy sector. In this session, May Boeve, Executive Director of 350.org, among the most dynamic international climate activist organizations on the planet, engages in a lively dialogue with Kate Aronoff, one of the nation’s most renowned climate journalists and activists, author of Overheated: How Capitalism Broke the Planet—And How We Fight Back, as they explore what we will need to do to restore our democracy and authentically address climate change and climate injustice.
May 13th | 2:45 pm to 4:15 pm
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