We're excited to announce a discussion with Holly Jean Buck, Assistant Professor of Environment and Sustainability at the University at Buffalo in Buffalo, New York, to talk about the notion of 'net zero' and how social movements can build winning coalitions to address the climate crisis. The discussion will focus on some of the key ideas in her book Ending Fossil Fuels: Why Net Zero Is Not Enough (https://www.versobooks.com/books/3879-ending-fossil-fuels).
Holly Jean Buck is an Assistant Professor of Environment and Sustainability at the University at Buffalo in Buffalo, New York. Her book After Geoengineering: Climate Tragedy, Repair and Restoration explores best and worst-case scenarios for climate intervention. In her latest book Ending Fossil Fuels: Why Net Zero is Not Enough, she argues that the fossil fuel industry must come to an end but will not depart willingly; governments must intervene. By embracing a politics of rural-urban coalitions and platform governance, climate advocates can build the political power needed to nationalize the fossil fuel industry and use its resources to draw carbon out of the atmosphere.
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