“If you think the economy is more important than the environment, try holding your breath while counting your money.” — Guy McPherson, School of Natural Resources, University of Arizona. This sharp quote is from his blog post “Time for a revolution”, May 29, 2009. Professor McPherson in an author of Ecology and Management of North American Savannas (1997), Applied Ecology and Natural Resource Management (2002), Walking Away from Empire: A Personal Journey (2011), and more.
To learn more on the topic of climate change, capitalism, and political economy:
— Carbon Markets in a Climate-Changing Capitalism, by Gareth Bryant (Cambridge University Press, 2019).
— Fossil Capital: The Rise of Steam Power and the Roots of Global Warming, by Andreas Malm (Verso, 2016)
— Climate Change, Capitalism, and Corporations: Processes of Creative Self-Destruction, by Christopher Wright & Daniel Nyberg (Cambridge University Press, 2015)
— Capitalism in the Web of Life: Ecology and the Accumulation of Capital, by Jason W. Moore (Verso, 2015)
— This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate, by Naomi Klein (Simon & Schuster, 2014)
— Climate Capitalism: Global Warming and the Transformation of the Global Economy, by Peter Newell and Matthew Paterson (Cambridge University Press, 2010)