Graeme Maxton

Climate Change Economist and Author

Audio book, A chicken can’t lay a duck egg, part 2

Chapter 6 Prepare for a fight

The second part of the book looks at how societies can respond to accelerating climate change and other environmental problems. They need to prepare for a fight because they can’t just tweak the existing economic system. It needs radical reform, urgently.

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Chapter 7 System change not climate change

For system change, two conditions must be met. The existing system needs to have lost widespread credibility and an alternative system needs to be available. That’s the lesson of the past we need to remember.

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Chapter 8 Blueprint for the future

What would an alternative system of human development actually look like? Compared to the current system it would be almost unrecognisable.

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Chapter 9 Preparing for power

As well as a blueprint for the future, societies need experts in development, climate change, human behaviour. They need people who can help shut polluting industries, who are willing to sacrifice their own interests for the long term future of humanity. These people are unlikely to be found within the current political leadership.

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Chapter 10 part 1 Obstacles on the path ahead

You didn’t create this problem and you can’t solve it alone. But there is a small group of people who are directly responsible for climate change and the world’s environmental problems. The rest of us need to stop singing the La-La song and work together to stop them destroying our future.

Front Cover of the book

For many years we worked to promote radical social reform. We didn’t do this for some moral or religious purpose. We did it because there is no other way. If societies do not change, they will collapse. A book of hope – about how societies can use the economic slowdown caused by Covid-19, to make them fairer, and slow the pace of climate change.

“Buy ten much-needed copies, one for yourself and the rest for forward-thinking, committed, tough-minded, and effective friends who really want to save the world.”

Daoist Monk Yun Rou.

Chapters 6-10.1