12/12 Forum on the Climate Crisis: Background Reading

Join our next monthly political forum on Sunday, December 12th as we discuss the climate crisis and possibilities for change

Join Voices for New Democracy on Sunday, December 12th at 7pm ET / 4pm PT for our next monthly political forum on the climate crisis. Join the conversation at

José Z. Calderón will moderate the forum with Bob Eng and Harrison Carpenter-Neuhaus to discuss the scale of the climate crisis, its roots in the capitalist mode of production, and the financial and political tools we might use to mitigate climate change and transition to a low-carbon economy. Following their presentation, we will open the floor for questions and conversation.

In advance of the forum, our panelists have assembled a list of background readings and videos to help ground a shared understanding of the climate crisis.

Longer articles discussing the current state of the climate crisis, the climate movement, and political possibilities:

Picking Winners, Alyssa Battistoni, New Left Review

Plan, Mood, Battlefield – Reflections on the Green New Deal, Thea Riofrancos, Viewpoint Magazine

Green Growth vs. Degrowth, Beth Stratford, Open Democracy

Zero-Sum Game, Cédric Duranc, New Left Review

The Extractive Circuit, Ajay Singh Chaudhary, The Baffler

A Coal Mine for Every Wildfire, James Butler, London Review of Books

Ecological Leninism, Adam Tooze, London Review of Books

Short pieces, including refresher videos:

We Don’t Have To Halt Climate Action To Fight Racism

Opinion | Think This Pandemic Is Bad? We Have Another Crisis Coming (Published 2020)

Kristen Bell + Giant Ant: Why is the world warming up?

Kristen Bell + Giant Ant: What is net-zero?

Kristen Bell + Giant Ant: Why is 1.5 degrees such a big deal?

Kristen Bell + Giant Ant: Why act now?

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