Climate Change as Class War with Matthew Huber

Monday, September 5, 2022

This year on the show we have taken a closer look at Class as a dimension of environmentalism and climate change. With our series Working Class Voices, we've heard real stories and attitudes when it comes to the working class and climate.  Today's show is moving the conversation to look at the dynamics between classes and how that plays out in the struggle for a just green world.

This week we are  joined by Matthew T. Huber. Matthew  is a Professor of Geography at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University and the author of the new book "Climate Change as Class War, building socialism on a warming planet".

We discuss with Matthew how focusing on consumption can blind class analysis of climate change and why individualistic "Carbon Guilt" stops real action occurring. We dig into Matthews critiques of the politics of Degrowth and why trade unions need to shape a Green New Deal.

This interview was recorded on 15th of July 2022


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