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The case for climate capitalism : economic solutions for a planet in crisis / Tom Rand.

Rand, Tom, 1967- (author.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Bethlehem Area Public Library System.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Lehigh Valley Library System. (Show)

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Bethlehem Main Library 338.927 (Text) 33062009269649 Adult Non-Fiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781770415232
  • ISBN: 1770415238
  • Physical Description: xxxiv, 235 pages  23 cm
  • Publisher: Toronto : ECW Press, 2020.

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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"The left and right -- the business community and environmentalists, bankers and activists -- must together reclaim capitalism and force profits to align with the planet. A warming climate and a general distrust of Wall Street has opened a new cultural divide: anti-market critics from Naomi Klein to the Pope target capitalism itself as a root cause of climate change, while neo-conservatives who diminish the climate threat are in favor of market fundamentalism. Rand argues that both sides in this emerging cultural war are ill-equipped to provide solutions to the climate crisis, and each is remarkably naïve in their view of capitalism. On one hand, we cannot possibly transition off fossil fuels without the financial might and entrepreneurial talent market forces alone can unlock. On the other, without radical changes to the way markets operate, capitalism will take us right off the climate cliff. Rejecting the old left/right ideologies, Rand develops a more pragmatic view capable of delivering practical solutions to this critical problem. A renewed capitalism harnessed to the task is the only way we might replace fossil fuels fast enough to mitigate severe climate risk. If we leave our dogma at the door, Rand argues, we might just build an economy that survives the century."-- Provided by publisher.
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Issued also in electronic formats.
Subject: Environmental economics.
Capitalism > Environmental aspects.
Climatic changes > Economic aspects.
Social responsibility of business.
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