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By Elaine Graham-Leigh

How and why the operating classification are being blamed for weather switch, and what we will do approximately it.

Received knowledge is more and more that all of us need to devour much less to avoid wasting the planet, yet obtained knowledge is incorrect. A vitamin of Austerity argues that, simply because the negative are blamed for the industrial quandary, Malthusian conceptions approximately nutrition and ecology are getting used to carry the operating classification chargeable for weather switch and international starvation. difficult current dogmas approximately overconsumption and private accountability, it exhibits that what we have to cease weather switch is process change.

“Elaine has a produced a must-read e-book for we all interested by combatting weather swap. We can’t vitamin our solution to a greater global yet we will be able to and needs to switch the approach to maintain the long run. This ebook is definitely written, attention-grabbing, arguable and essential.” —Derek Wall, former eco-friendly occasion of britain and Wales imperative Speaker and writer of The upward thrust of the golf green Left

“Who is in charge for weather swap? Graham-Leigh says it’s no longer fats humans, cows or the operating category. A demanding and engaging e-book, full of new rules to make you think that back approximately what you notion you knew.” —Jonathan Neale, writer of Stop international Warming, switch the World

“Food construction and intake is more and more famous as a big driving force of world weather swap, yet the place does the stability of blame lie? Elaine Graham-Leigh’s publication makes a big and well timed contribution to the debates swirling round nutrition construction platforms, ‘overconsumption’ and weather swap. The class-based ideological attack on operating humans because the culprits of our multi-faceted ecological drawback are elucidated with nice readability through the writer. for those who think combining social justice with ecological sustainability is an important a part of the reply, Graham-Leigh’s e-book presents crucial ammunition as to why it's our procedure of meals construction for commodity alternate, and the waste inherent in it, instead of person habit and nutrition offerings, that lies on the middle of the crisis.” —Chris Williams, writer of Ecology and Socialism

“An first-class, polemical publication; relaxing, attention-grabbing and intensely, very well-written. a very new contribution to thought and an incisive argument.” —Chris Nineham, writer of The humans v Tony Blair

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