James Gustave Speth

  • James Gustave (Gus) Speth is currently Distinguished Fellow at The Democracy Collaborative. He is the author, most recently, of They Knew: The U.S. Federal Government's Fifty-Year Role in Causing the Climate Crisis (MIT Press, 2021). He has served as Dean of the Yale School of the Environment, Administrator of the UN Development Program, and President of the World Resources Institute. He was President Carter's Council on Environmental Quality chair. His other books include "The Bridge at the Edge of the World: Capitalism, the Environment, and Crossing from Crisis to Sustainability," and "America the Possible: Manifesto for a New Economy."

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