SPOTLIGHT ON: THE GREEN NEW DEAL
The Left would benefit from treating policy goals and political strategy differently—particularly when it comes to the Green New Deal.
We need not sacrifice freedom of expression, our autonomy, our right to self-rule to survive what lies ahead. But if we allow our current, cramped understanding of who the Constitution serves to preclude climate mitigation, the horizon of possibilities will be increasingly limited by the physics of a rapidly warming world.
The climate politics scholar, a rising star in her field, shares her thoughts on the discipline, fossil fuel political hegemony, a #GreenNewDeal, and how social scientists can help activists win.
This is the vision of a future society the left can carry forward: one where we enjoy the aesthetic, spiritual and educational benefits of preserving natural areas, retain and enhance our ability to live free of physical needs, and increase democratic control over the land upon which we all rely for life.