Know Your Enemy: Overheated, with Kate Aronoff

Know Your Enemy: Overheated, with Kate Aronoff

Kate Aronoff talks about the history of climate change denial, how the fossil-fuel industry’s strategy has shifted in recent years, and the prospects for a just, sustainable future.

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At last, Know Your Enemy takes on climate change! Kate Aronoff, staff writer at the New Republic and Dissent editorial board member, joins Matt and Sam to discuss her new book, Overheated: How Capitalism Broke the Planet—And How We Fight Back. The conversations traces the history of collaboration between fossil fuel executives and conservative think tanks; then we discuss what comes after climate denial and try our best to imagine a post-carbon world.

What will it take to avoid a future of eco-apartheid, fortress nations, and “lifeboat ethics?” Listen to find out.


Kate Aronoff, “The European Far-Right’s Environmental Turn,” Dissent, May 31, 2019

Kate Aronoff, “With A Green New Deal, Here’s What the World Could Look Like For The Next Generation,” The Intercept, December 5, 2018

Sam Adler-Bell, “Appalachia vs. the Carceral State,” The New Republic, November 25, 2019

Sam Adler-Bell, “Why White Supremacists are Hooked on Green Living,” The New Republic, Sept. 24, 2019


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