Kate Aronoff is a staff writer and a climate reporter at the The New Republic. She is the author of several books, including Overheated: How Capitalism Broke the Planet – And How We Fight Back (2021).
Fighting the New Climate Change Denialism
In her new book, Overheated: How Capitalism Broke the Planet – And How We Fight Back, Kate Aronoff describes how a new type of denialism is taking hold in the fossil fuel industry, a bid to ward off systemic change and protect the business model.
August 18, 2021
As Britain Exits, the Need for a Strong Climate Movement Remains
Britain’s vote to leave the European Union will be a disaster for the climate — both physical and political — on both sides of the Atlantic.
June 27, 2016
Can the Climate Movement Break Free from the ‘Jobs vs. Environment’ Debate?
Where unions and greens coalesced around confronting rampant workplace safety issues in refineries — the kind that caused disasters like the Deepwater Horizon spill of 2010 — the former see cutting off fossil fuel supplies as an existential threat.
May 2, 2016
Divestment movements and common sense face threat from UK government ban
Earlier this week, the British government announced a new Tory-led parliamentary measure that will inflict “severe penalties” onto local governments and public institutions that boycott goods and services on an “ethical” (as opposed to purely financial) basis, including divestment.
February 24, 2016
Activists Deliver Plan for Just Transition to EPA Offices Nationwide
Days before the end of the federal comment period, the Climate Justice Alliance’s Our Power Campaign — comprised of 41 climate and environmental justice organizations — presented its Our Power Plan, which identifies “clear and specific strategies for implementing the Clean Power Plan, or CPP, in a way that will truly benefit our families’ health and our country’s economy.”
January 22, 2016
“Mad Max: Fury Road” Is a Resource-Conscious Blockbuster for Our Time
Mad Max is not a pessimistic tale of humanity’s base viciousness; it’s one of solidarity.
June 4, 2015