Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin: If We Want a Future, Green New Deal Is Key

This is spot on!

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CJ Polychroniou interviews Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin edited by O Society September 19, 2019

Climate change is by far the most serious crisis facing the world today. At stake is the future of civilization as we know it. Yet, both public awareness and government action lag way behind what’s needed to avert a climate change catastrophe. In the interview below, Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin discuss the challenges ahead and what needs to be done.

Noam Chomsky is Professor Emeritus of Linguistics at MIT and Laureate Professor of Linguistics at the University of Arizona. Robert Pollin is Distinguished University Professor of Economics and co-director of the Political Economy Research Institute at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Chomsky, Pollin and Polychroniou are co-authors of a book on climate change and the Green New Deal, forthcoming with Verso in Spring 2020.

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2 thoughts on “Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin: If We Want a Future, Green New Deal Is Key

    1. It looks to me, Gerard, that drastic measures have to be introduced, similar to the measures that are necessary in war-time! Some measures, like for instance solar panels, a sizable number of people are willing to consider getting installed voluntarily. Other measures, like reducing car-travel, air-travel, eating less meat, are things that should be built into our future economies by corporations as well as governments. I think actions by corporations and governments cannot be delayed much longer to make a difference in climate control.
      I agree, that more and more people, especially the young people, are making their voices heard, that is a good sign. I hope, it is enough to change the governments mind – – – The question is, are they willing soon enough to totally change their policies about the economy and about jobs?

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