Solving the Climate Crisis


Endorsements and Reviews

"A sharp, no-nonsense, and consistently insightful tour of the ways that inequality and injustice have shaped the climate crisis -- making clear why the robust solutions are inevitably those that invest in rebuilding our fractured societies." — Naomi Klein, author, The Shock Doctrine and This Changes Everything

"Most books on the climate crisis are gloomy affairs: they tell us that unless we go back to living in caves and eating twigs, human life is doomed. Gar Lipow's is another matter entirely — it shows how we can lead materially comfortable lives without snuffing ourselves out through the use of already existing technologies (and a major reduction in inequality along the way). It's rare that a nuts and bolts realism is so inspiring. The obstacles to climate salvation are political, not technological." — Doug Henwood, editor, Left Business Observer, author of Wall Street

"Intelligent, stimulating and provocative. This book has something to teach everyone." — Denis Hayes, President of the Bullitt Foundation

"Lipow's unique and sophisticated analysis combines detailed knowledge of energy systems with profound political understanding. He links the political economy of energy and the environment to that of the workplace and the economy as a whole, as well as to the politics of race, gender, and sexual orientation. He boldly connects the dots between the risk of climate change and systematic issues of power and oppression, showing how social transformations that are necessary as simple justice can also enable a dramatic gain in the efficiency of energy use. We should heed his warning that for environmentalists to win the critical fight against the climate crisis they must join with other democratic social movements for equality. Climate change activism can better succeed as one important cause among many in a larger movement than in isolation trying to make climate change 'the' issue." — Paul Baer, Assistant Professor in the School of Public Policy at the Georgia Institute of Technology, co-author of the Greenhouse Development Rights Framework and Dead Heat

Solving the Climate Crisis