You’re listening to UpFront, I’m BET. Just about everywhere in the world outside of this country’s Republican Party, there is a consensus in elite circles that climate change is happening, it is very bad, and something should be done about it. And the “something” is where the conversation has mostly stalled, and produced almost nothing to slow the planet’s rapid move toward parched post-apocalyptic hellscape. That elite paralysis is where our next guest has staked her turf as a climate writer — but now she’s got a book out that includes solutions.
Kate Aronoff, staff writer at The New Republic, where most of what she writes goes into the climate vertical called “Apocalypse Soon.” Her new book is Over Heated: How Capitalism Broke the Planet — and how we fight back