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C.J. Polychroniou

C.J. Polychroniou

C.J. Polychroniou is a political economist/political scientist who has taught and worked in numerous universities and research centers in Europe and the United States. His latest books are The Precipice: Neoliberalism, the Pandemic and the Urgent Need for Social Change (A collection of interviews with Noam Chomsky; Haymarket Books, 2021), and Economics and the Left: Interviews with Progressive Economists (Verso, 2021).

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The War in Ukraine Pushes the World Closer to the Edge of a Climate Precipice

Putin's war in Ukraine, which could last for years, is in fact an absolute godsent to the most destructive forces on the planet, namely the arms industry and the fossil fuel companies.

C.J. Polychroniou ·


Climate Change Is Also a Major Casualty of the War in Ukraine

The Russian invasion of Ukraine raises the question, again, why the world fails repeatedly to sets its priorities in the right order.

C.J. Polychroniou ·


Is California Backsliding on Its Plan to Reach Zero Carbon Emissions by Mid-Century?

In reality, California does not actually have a detailed roadmap for slashing greenhouse gas emissions in order to fulfill the Paris Agreement goal of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius above preindustrial levels.

C.J. Polychroniou ·


Ending the Fossil Fuel Era Is the Only Way to Halt Global Warming and Stop Environmental Injustice

The decarbonization ideals underlying the Green New Deal provide the only realistic way to halt global warming and build a sustainable, resilient, and equitable future.

C.J. Polychroniou ·


California's Cap-and-Trade System Proves Limits of Market-Based Climate Action

California is not making sufficient progress to meet the 2030 emissions goals. With current policies, it could take easily at least a couple more decades before the 2030 goals are met.

C.J. Polychroniou ·


The Global Green New Deal Can Pave the Way for the Formation of a United Left Front in 2022

Environmental and labor movements need to join forces by embracing the global Green New Deal.

C.J. Polychroniou ·


Killing Nature Must Be Treated as a Crime on a Par with Genocide and War Crimes

The time has come for drastic measures to protect the environment and save the world from a climate catastrophe.

C.J. Polychroniou ·


With the Failure of Politics, People Are Waking Up to the Realization That They Have a World to Win

People everywhere are waking up to the realization that they must fight to organize the world in such a way that there is a sustainable future for humanity and the planet.

C.J. Polychroniou ·

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