Calculations for a warming world

Julia Nordblad (Uppsala): The Future of the Noosphere. Bronislaw Szerszynski (Lancaster): The Anthropocene and the Memory of the Earth. When did the human epoch begin? Michelle Nijhuis investigates. Jedediah Purdy on how the Anthropocene idea has been embraced by Earth scientists and English professors alike — but how useful is it? Andreas Malm on the Anthropocene myth: Blaming all of humanity for climate change lets capitalism off the hook. McKenzie Funk on Shell Oil’s cold calculations for a warming world. Ramon Das (Victoria): Has Industrialization Benefited No One? Climate Change and the Non-identity problem. Trish Kahle on challenging the industrial narrative: Railroad workers are increasingly rejecting the old “jobs versus environment” story. Sankaran Krishna (Hawaii): Notes on the Dramatic Career of a Concept: The Middle Class, Democracy and the Anthropocene. A group of CEOs managing $12 trillion want a strong global climate deal. Emily Atkin on how big insurance companies are warning the U.S. to prepare for climate change. The first chapter from Climate Shock: The Economic Consequences of a Hotter Planet by Gernot Wagner and Martin L. Weitzman. Jan Siegmeier (TU Berlin), Linus Mattauch (MRI), and Max Franks, David Klenert, Anselm Schultes, and Ottmar Edenhofer (PIK): A Public Finance Perspective on Climate Policy: Six Interactions that May Enhance Welfare. The richer the world gets, the more meat it eats; the more meat it eats, the bigger the threat to the planet — how do we square this circle? Elizabeth Stoker Bruenig on the Vatican’s solution to climate change: Take from the rich, give to the poor.