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Law School Author Series: Seminar 5 with Noam Chomsky

Law School Author Series - Conversations with Donna Lyons. Seminar 6 with Professor Noam Chomsky.

Professors Noam Chomsky (MIT) and Robert Pollin (UMass) at the School of Law, Trinity College Dublin - on their new book, ‘Climate Crisis and the Global Green New Deal’.

Date and time: 6pm - 7pm Irish Standard Time, Tuesday, 6 October 2020 (10am MST, 1pm EST)

Attendees can join the webinar directly via Zoom and the event will be simultaneously live-streamed on the Law School Facebook page. There will be an opportunity for Q&A but this may be limited due to time constraints in light of the profile of our guests. This event is free and open to all. We look forward to seeing you there.

About 'Climate Crisis and the Global Green New Deal':

In this compelling new book, Noam Chomsky, the world’s leading public intellectual, and Robert Pollin, a renowned progressive economist, map out the catastrophic consequences of unchecked climate change—and present a realistic blueprint for change: the Green New Deal.

Together, Chomsky and Pollin show how the forecasts for a hotter planet strain the imagination: vast stretches of the Earth will become uninhabitable, plagued by extreme weather, drought, rising seas, and crop failure. Arguing against the misplaced fear of economic disaster and unemployment arising from the transition to a green economy, they show how this bogus concern encourages climate denialism.

Humanity must stop burning fossil fuels within the next thirty years and do so in a way that improves living standards and opportunities for working people. This is the goal of the Green New Deal and, as the authors make clear, it is entirely feasible. Climate change is an emergency that cannot be ignored. This book shows how it can be overcome both politically and economically.

A recording of the seminar can be watched here