Ashley Dawson is the Currie C. and Thomas A. Barron Visiting Professor in the Environment and the Humanities at the Princeton Environmental Institute. He is the author of two recent books on topics relating to the environmental humanities: Extreme Cities: The Peril and Promise of Urban Life in the Age of Climate Change (Verso Books, 2017), and Extinction: A Radical History (O/R Press, 2016).
The New Deal Funded the Arts. The Green New Deal Should, Too.
Cultural work has a key role to play in shaping the climate-friendly economy.
We Can’t Beat Climate Change Under Capitalism. Socialism Is the Only Way.
The changes needed to avert environmental catastrophe are incompatible with capitalism.
How Bad Politics and Bad Planning Make Hurricanes Even Worse
To prepare for the impacts of climate change, other cities must learn the lessons of Hurricane Harvey.