(cover photo by Global Justice Ecology Project’s Orin Langelle taken in Copenhagen at the 2009 UN Climate Talks)
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Toward Climate Justice explains the case for Climate Justice, challenges the myths underlying carbon markets and other false solutions, including the emergence of new nuclear and biofuel technologies. The book also dissects the events that shaped the diplomatic failure of the 2009 Copenhagen climate summit.
Drawing on more than three decades of political engagement with energy and climate issues, Brian Tokar shows how the perspective of social ecology can point the way toward a radically ecological reconstruction of society, in contrast to the grim, apocalyptic visions that underlie much of today’s popular climate activism.
Brian Tokar is a long-time activist and author, and the current Director of the Institute for Social Ecology, based in Plainfield, Vermont. He is the author of The Green Alternative and Earth for Sale, editor of two books on the politics of biotechnology, Redesigning Life? and Gene Traders, and lectures widely on a variety of environmental and political topics.
Introduction, by Eirik Eiglad
Global Warming and the Struggle for Justice
Toward a Movement for Climate Justice
Beyond the Copenhagen Climate Summit
On Utopian Aspirations in the Climate Movement
Social Ecology and the Future of Ecological Movements