The Value of a Whale with Adrienne Buller

Monday, August 8, 2022

The Worlds economy is fundamentally intertwined with the environmental and with that climate breakdown. fastidious bankers, hedge fund managers and capitalists are on the case trying to tackle the end of the world with the only tools they know how to use, finance and profit. So what happens when models of extraction are used to try and fix models of extraction?

This week on the show we are delighted to be joined again by Adrienne Buller to discuss her new book "The Value of a whale". In the book Adrienne critiques the methods of green capitalism as it attempts to save the planet through profit.We discuss why offsetting encourages damage to ecology, what green economic ideas are the most dangerous, why market approaches to fighting climate change increase injustice and why she wrote this book to radicalize her mum.


Shout Outs

Adrienne's editor Tom at Manchester University Press

Jon Moses for the Bristol botanist mass trespass