“Climate is not a high enough priority for the public,” must be one of the most common complaints of climate activists. Fortunately, this problem has been solved before.
My new book, Abolish Oil Now, will talk about why the governments of the world have failed to act on climate and how we can make them change.
Today’s movement to abolish fossil fuels can learn from two different paths that the British and American governments took to abolish slavery in the 19th century.
There’s no moral comparison between humans who suffered in slavery and molecules of fossil fuels. But the abolition movement of the nineteenth century may hold the key to unblocking climate action today.