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Climate, People & Organizations: Approaching the precipice? A review of Climate Change, Capitalism and Corporations

Professor Carl Rhodes of the University of Technology Sydney recently published an excellent review of our book Climate Change, Capitalism and Corporations: processes of Creative Self-Destruction in the journal Organization in July 2017. You can read the full review below. The cover of Christopher Wright and Daniel Nyberg’s Climate Change, Capitalism, and Corporations features the…

2017-07-15 01:10   Click to comment

Climate, People & Organizations: Environmental Politics Review of Climate Change, Capitalism and Corporations

Book Review: Climate Change, Capitalism, and Corporations. Processes of Creative Self-Destruction by Christopher Wright and Daniel Nyberg, Environmental Politics, doi: 10.1080/09644016.2017.1345376 Nathan Lemphers, Department of Political Science, University of Toronto ‘Business as usual’ is no longer an option. In this book, Christopher Wright and Daniel Nyberg probe the roots of the…

2017-06-26 10:00   Click to comment

Climate, People & Organizations: How coastline communities are trying to build climate change ‘resilience’

Earlier this week I participated in a fascinating symposium organised by the Gold Coast Waterways Authority on ‘Resilience, Climate Change and Coastal Communities’. Queensland’s Gold Coast is one of the more vulnerable locations along Australia’s east coast, having experienced a long history of extreme weather events, coastal erosion and loss of life and property. Climate ……

2017-05-26 04:10   Click to comment

Climate, People & Organizations: Putting Out Fire With Gasoline

Yesterday I talked with the group from Discourse Collective based in the US about climate change and the political economy underpinning the climate crisis. The podcast below links to many of the arguments from our book Climate Change, Capitalism and Corporations: Processes of Creative Self-Destruction, and includes a pretty wide-ranging discussion of where things are heading …

2017-04-02 02:27   Click to comment

Climate, People & Organizations: What if? Trump’s environmental legacy in 2019

Shortly after the election of Donald J. Trump as 45th President of the United States in November last year, Jane Lê and I were asked by the University of Sydney Business School to imagine what the US would look like in 2019, two years into the new Presidency. So we cast caution to the wind …

2017-03-29 01:35   Click to comment

Climate, People & Organizations: Professor Michael Mann in Australia

Last week the Sydney Environment Institute and the Balanced Enterprise Research Network at the University of Sydney Business School hosted a visit to Australia by world-renowned climate scientist Professor Michael Mann. Professor Mann is Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science at Penn State, with joint appointments in the Department of Geosciences and the Earth and Environmental …

2017-02-13 10:07   Click to comment

Climate, People & Organizations: Review of A Friend of the Earth

Originally published in 2000, A Friend of the Earth by T. C. Boyle is a gripping, humorous and emotional novel which charts the life of committed eco-activist Ty Tierwater and his battles to confront humanity’s destruction of nature. I first encountered an excerpt from this book several years ago when reading the anthology I’m With …

2016-12-28 05:05   Click to comment

Climate, People & Organizations: Call for Papers: ‘Organizing and the Anthropocene’

The following is a Call for Papers for a Special Issue of the academic journal Organization. Full paper submission deadline is 28th February 2017. ‘Human activities have become so pervasive and profound that they rival the great forces of Nature’ (Steffen, et al., 2007) Through the rapacious consumption of fossil fuels, industrial activities and the …

2016-12-14 22:14   Click to comment

Climate, People & Organizations: Energy Security: The New Black!

As many Australian readers will know, ‘energy security’ has become the latest buzzword in government and industry circles. Much of this new focus has been driven by the political fallout following October’s catastrophic storms in South Australia and a state-wide power blackout. In the political recrimination that followed, the Federal Government and some media outlets argued …

2016-11-23 21:52   Click to comment

Climate, People & Organizations: Paris and Magical Thinking

Following a vote by the European Parliament, the Paris climate agreement negotiated late last year has now become legal reality far faster than even the negotiators of the agreement expected. This is good news in an area of science and politics that tends to deliver increasingly grim pronouncements. A very useful synthesis of what this means for …

2016-10-06 09:20   Click to comment


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