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“A valuable book for climate and progressive activists alike.”
Kirkus Reviews

Table Of Contents

Foreword ix
Bill McKibben
Introduction 1
David W. Orr
The Challenge 13
Michael Oppenheimer
Part I: Democracy?
1 Democracy: It’s Who We Are and What the Earth Needs 27
Frances Moore Lappe
2 No Decarbonization Without Democratization: To Save the Climate, Open Democracy 37
Helene Landemore
3 Can Democracy Safeguard the Rights of Future Generations? Climate Change and Intergenerational Injustice 51
Daniel Lindvall
Part II: Roadblocks 
4 Our Urgency of Now: Converging Global Crises in a Time of Political Evolution 69
William J. Barber III, JD
5 Governing Science, Technology, and Innovation in Hotter Times 83
David H. Guston
6 Confronting Climate Change in Extremely Online Times 101
Holly Jean Buck
7 Could a Global Climate Revolution Save the Planet (and Democracy)? 117
Part III: Policy and Law
8 Breaking Policy Gridlocks 133
William S. Becker
9 Democratic Governance for the Long Emergency 151
Ann Florini, Gordon LaForge, and Anne-Marie Slaughter
10 Can the Constitution Save the Planet? 167
Katrina Kuh and James R. May
11 What We Don’t Expect, What We Know but Ignore, What We Shouldn’t Assume, and What We Can Do 185
Stan Cox
Part IV: Education for Uncommon Sense
12 Academic Culture, Democracy, and Climate Change 201
Michael M. Crow and William B. Dabars
13 New America and the Landscape of Democracy 219
Wellington Reiter
14 Watering the Roots of Democracy 229
Richard Louv
Afterword 239
Acknowledgments 245
Notes 247
Contributors 271
Index 277

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