Tom Athanasiou

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Tom Athanasiou

Tom Athanasiou is the executive director of EcoEquity, an activist think tank devoted to promoting effective solutions for climate control. He is the author of Divided Planet: The Ecology of Rich and Poor and the co-author of Dead Heat: Global Justice and Global Warming.

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Occupy and the Climate Negotiations

The problem here is "governance failure." Or maybe we should just call it "decadence." The United States may at this point be so weakened by rot and ideology that it is unable even to act in its own interests, let alone the interests of its people, let alone the interests of humanity as a whole.

The Cancun Setup

Discouragement is already in the air in the lead-up to the Cancun talks, but hope must stay on the table.