- Publisher: Cambridge University Press
- Online publication date: July 2023
- Print publication year: 2023
- Online ISBN: 9781009405331
- DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781009405331
Why is the world not moving fast enough to solve the climate crisis? Politics stand in the way, but experts hope that green investments, compensation, and retraining could unlock the impasse. However, these measures often lack credibility. Not only do communities fear these policies could be reversed, but they have seen promises broken before. Uncertain Futures proposes solutions to make more credible promises that build support for the energy transition. It examines the perspectives of workers, communities, and companies, arguing that the climate impasse is best understood by viewing the problem from the ground up. Featuring voices on the front lines such as a commissioner in Carbon County deciding whether to welcome wind, executives at energy companies searching for solutions, mayors and unions in Minnesota battling for local jobs, and fairgoers in coal country navigating their uncertain future, this book contends that making economic transitions work means making promises credible.
Ernest J. Moniz - 13th US Secretary of Energy; Director, MIT-Harvard Roosevelt Project
Michael J. Sandel - author of Democracy’s Discontent: A New Edition for Our Perilous Times
Margaret Levi - Professor of Political Science, Stanford University
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