We need to get off fossil fuels quickly. We can’t wait for market forces to encourage corporations to do the right thing. Our society will have to go through fundamental changes to adapt to strict ecological boundaries. Ecosphere researchers have a plan. Join YES! and author Stan Cox for this special free live Zoom event to learn more.
“How to Get Off Fossil Fuels Quickly—and Fairly”
Saturday, May 23 at 1 p.m. PT/ 4 p.m. ET
In partnership with City Lights Live! and The Land Institute
YES! Magazine will host Stan Cox, author of The Green New Deal and Beyond, and his Ecosphere Studies colleagues Wes Jackson, Aubrey Streit Krug, and YES! Contributing Editor Robert Jensen in a discussion of the need for climate policies that go far beyond new technology, carbon taxes, and other market-based approaches.
About the participants
Stan Cox is a research fellow in Ecosphere Studies at The Land Institute. His most recent book is The Green New Deal and Beyond: Ending the Climate Emergency While We Still Can (City Lights Books, 2020)
Wes Jackson, president emeritus of The Land Institute in Salina, Kansas, is the author and editor of numerous books, including Nature as Measure: The Selected Essays of Wes Jackson and Consulting the Genius of the Place.
Aubrey Streit Krug directs The Land Institute’s Ecosphere Studies program. She is a writer and teacher who studies stories of relationships between humans and plants, and is co-author of The Omaha Language and the Omaha Way.
Robert Jensen (moderator) is Emeritus Professor in the School of Journalism at the University of Texas in Austin and a longtime YES! Magazine Contributing Editor. He collaborates with The Land Institute’s Ecosphere Studies program. His books include Plain Radical: Living, Loving, and Learning to Leave the Planet Gracefully.
Breanna Draxler (host) is Climate Editor at YES!, covering science and the environment with a particular focus on solutions. She serves on the board for the Society of Environmental Journalists and the Northwest Science Writers Association.