A very bold account of the underlying causes for global warming and climate change. The writer’s main argument is that our economic system – free market economy, unregulated capitalism, neo-liberalism – is against the natural world and is the root cause of climate change. Our economic system demands that economies do not remain finite but keep growing and this growth is leading to an ever increase in carbon emissions because economies are essentially driven by the burning of fossil fuels. As per the writer, if we want to avert catastrophic climate change and keep global warming below the ‘tipping point’, we have to make drastic changes to this system by shifting to renewable sources of energy, by giving impetus to local economies as well as change our life style to reduce consumption.
The book is highly recommended and a must read.
For people who believe that climate change is a reality and an existential threat to all life on Earth; this book answers the question as to why nothing much is being done to tackle this vital issue.