September 21, 2022 at 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
2017 Dunton Tower
Event Description: The Department of Geography and Environmental Studies Founders Seminar Series (in collaboration with the Institute for Political Economy, Climate Commons, and the Climate Change Collaborative Specialization) is pleased to welcome geographer Matt Huber (Syracuse) for a public event about his new book Climate Change as Class War: Building Socialism on a Warming Planet (Verso 2022, see description below). Matt will be joined in discussion by Carleton community members Emilie Cameron, Vladimir Díaz-Cuéllar, and Meera Karunananthan.
“In Climate Change as Class War: Building Socialism on a Warming Planet, Matthew T. Huber argues that the carbon-intensive capitalist class must be confronted with its disproportionate effect on the climate. Yet, at present the climate movement is unpopular and rooted in the professional class, where it remains incapable of meeting this dizzying challenge. As an alternative, Huber proposes a climate politics to appeal to the majority—the working class—and he evaluates the Green New Deal as a first attempt to channel working-class material and ecological interests. He advocates building union power in the very energy system that must be transformed. In the end, winning the climate struggle will require an internationalist approach based on planetary working-class solidarity.”
Hardcopy and e-book versions of Climate Change as Class War are available from Verso at 40% off the cover price until October 1, 2022. Details here: https://www.versobooks.com/books/3973-climate-change-as-class-war
Space is limited so advance registration is strongly recommended. Registration limit: 65 people
This event is currently full. If you would like to be added to the waitlist please email DavidHugill@cunet.carleton.ca