Skip to main content
Global Warming and Modern Capitalism

Global Warming and Modern Capitalism

Gus Speth

Gus Speth

Distinguished Next System Fellow more

Environment & Energy

This article published on The Nation and adapted from distinguished fellow and co-chair of the Next System Project Gus Speth’s book The Bridge at the Edge of the World: Capitalism, the Environment, and Crossing from Crisis to Sustainability, dives deeply into Speth’s belief that in order to create and sustain systemic change and free ourselves from the current crisis, people must come together for the common good. Those working towards social justice, environmental protection, and political democracy must find common ground to forge onward together for radical systemic solutions to our current system.

We are all communities of a shared fate. We will rise or fall together.

Read the full article at The Nation.

Gus Speth

Gus Speth

Distinguished Next System Fellow more

More related work

Windmills under a blue sky

A new era of public power: A vision for New York Power Authority in pursuit of climate justice

As both the owners and customers of the NYPA, New Yorkers have the opportunity to demand, build, and benefit from a more democratic and equitable energy system as the state aims to be greenhouse-gas-emission-free by 2040. read more
BRESCO protest

The nation’s first “fair development” zero waste plan 

In a south Baltimore neighborhood, a powerful, youth-led coalition helped spearhead the first Zero Waste Plan developed by and for U.S. grassroots communities that want to transition from an economy of extraction to one of reuse and regeneration. read more
Out of time

Out of Time: The case for nationalizing the fossil fuel industry

With oil prices collapsing and firms’ market values plunging, the government can once again use a policy weapon that has in the past been successful in overcoming social and economic unrest. read more