Date and Time
Jan 27, 2019 6:00 pm
14th & V
This book provides a thought provoking outline of the solutions already in hand to the challenges now facing humanity with respect to prevalent gross social and economic inequalities, ecological thresholds and tipping points, and the ever-looming threat of climate catastrophe. The authors find these solutions in the arenas of renewable energy systems, agroecological methods, and reimagined social organization. Clarity is brought to the political economic obstacles standing in the way as well as the false solutions and alleged barriers that pervade the discourse thereby delaying and obstructing progress to the solutions advanced.
The authors provoke readers to face up to these challenges by demonstrating how people, all over the world, have already begun this effort through collective action ranging from the local to the global community. Drawing on their own and many other scholar's research, they reject a reliance on the "business as usual" approach trusting the capitalist market and existing global institutions, and provide an accessible popular account with thoroughly footnoted endnotes that contain technical details and references to the scientific literature.
The Earth is Not for Sale informs its readers and provides well-documented solutions in a bid to inspire readers to think critically, and potentially become more active in society.
David W Schwartzman is Professor Emeritus at Howard University (Washington D.C., USA) and is a biogeochemist and environmental scientist. He holds a PhD in Geochemistry from Brown University, USA. He contributes to his older son Peter Schwartzman's website solarUtopia.org. His publications include: Life, Temperature and the Earth (2002), and several recent papers in Capitalism Nature Socialism (CNS). David serves on the CNS Advisory Board, and is also on the Advisory Board of Science & Society, and the Institute for Policy Research & Development. He is an active member of the DC Statehood Green Party/Green Party of the United States as well as several other community organizations, especially since his retirement from Howard University at the end of June, 2012.