If you think the economy is more important than the environment, try holding your breath while counting your money

If you think the economy is more important than the environment, try holding your breath while counting your money

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)

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