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The exhausted of the earth : politics in a burning world / Ajay Singh Chaudhary.

By: Material type: TextTextLondon : Repeater Books, an imprint of Watkins Media Ltd., 2024Description: 431 pages : illustrations (black & white) ; 22 cmContent type:
  • text
Media type:
  • unmediated
Carrier type:
  • volume
ISBN:
  • 9781915672117 (pbk.)
Subject(s): DDC classification:
  • 23 320.58 CHA 021006
Summary: Marrying the scientific and political sides of the climate crisis issue, this is a hopeful call to arms about how we can overcome climate change. This world is exhausted - capitalism extracts almost everything it can from the oceans, rivers, land and skies but also from so many of us, our lives, our worlds, even our minds. But exhaustion doesn't have to be a feeling of powerlessness and weariness in the face of a catastrophic climate change we feel we can do nothing to stop. Instead, it can be the foundation of a new climate politics fighting for a mass human and natural paradise still possible. In The Exhausted of the Earth, Ajay Singh Chaudhary addresses both the science and politics of climate collapse head on. He shows why there is no "market-based" solution to climate collapse, and that in order halt the destruction of the environment, we instead need a bitter political struggle between those attached to the power, wealth, and security of "business-as-usual" and all of us - those exhausted, in every sense of the word, by the status quo. Replacing Promethean, romantic and apocalyptic fairytales about climate change with a new story for every exhausted inhabitant of this exhausted world, The Exhausted of the Earth shows that overcoming climate collapse can be something far greater than mere survival - but only if it is grasped politically.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Marrying the scientific and political sides of the climate crisis issue, this is a hopeful call to arms about how we can overcome climate change. This world is exhausted - capitalism extracts almost everything it can from the oceans, rivers, land and skies but also from so many of us, our lives, our worlds, even our minds. But exhaustion doesn't have to be a feeling of powerlessness and weariness in the face of a catastrophic climate change we feel we can do nothing to stop. Instead, it can be the foundation of a new climate politics fighting for a mass human and natural paradise still possible. In The Exhausted of the Earth, Ajay Singh Chaudhary addresses both the science and politics of climate collapse head on. He shows why there is no "market-based" solution to climate collapse, and that in order halt the destruction of the environment, we instead need a bitter political struggle between those attached to the power, wealth, and security of "business-as-usual" and all of us - those exhausted, in every sense of the word, by the status quo. Replacing Promethean, romantic and apocalyptic fairytales about climate change with a new story for every exhausted inhabitant of this exhausted world, The Exhausted of the Earth shows that overcoming climate collapse can be something far greater than mere survival - but only if it is grasped politically.

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