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Drew Pendergrass and Troy Vettese on a Better Global Future

Drew Pendergrass and Troy Vettese on a Better Global Future

Update: 2023-01-27
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In their new book, Half-Earth Socialism: A Plan to Save the Future from Extinction, Climate Change and Pandemics, Drew Pendergrass and Troy Vettese imagine a utopian future and offer a plan to get there. They suggest that humans cannot control or fully understand the earth. However, by planning new energy and food systems, and enacting large-scale rewilding efforts, we can perhaps prevent a mass extinction.


They join us on A Public Affair to talk through the book and their provocative arguments for the future of humanity. You can your hand at saving the planet with their game by the same name: play.half.earth


Drew Pendergrass is a PhD student in Environmental Engineering at Harvard University. His current research uses satellite, aircraft and surface observations of the environment to correct supercomputer models of the atmosphere. His environmental writing has been published in Harper’s, the Guardian, Jacobin, and Current Affairs.


Troy Vettese is an environmental historian and a Max Weber fellow at the European University Institute, where he is affiliated with the ECOINT project. He studies the history of environmental economics, energy-systems, and animal life under capitalism. His writing has appeared in BookforumNew Left ReviewThe Guardiann+1 and many more publications.


 


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Drew Pendergrass and Troy Vettese on a Better Global Future

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