A Simple Plan to Save the World

We’re entering an era of climate disaster and mass extinction, yet most of the proposed solutions to our predicament amount to rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic. What we need, propose environmental scholars Drew Pendergrass and Troy Vettese, is a totally different vision of life on Earth.

Joining Aaron Bastani, the authors of Half-Earth Socialism explain why our current market-based approach to fixing the climate, protecting biodiversity and preventing future pandemics is doomed to failure. Grappling with ideas from Marx, Hegel, Malthus and a little-known German socialist named Otto Neurath, they sketch out their modest plan to save the world through a system of mass rewilding, socialist planning and global veganism.

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