A Diet of Austerity: Class, Food and Climate Change by Elaine Graham-Leigh

By Elaine Graham-Leigh

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

Received knowledge is more and more that all of us need to consume much less to avoid wasting the planet, yet obtained knowledge is incorrect. A vitamin of Austerity argues that, simply because the terrible are blamed for the commercial concern, Malthusian conceptions approximately foodstuff and ecology are getting used to carry the operating classification answerable for weather swap and worldwide starvation. not easy latest dogmas approximately overconsumption and private accountability, it indicates that what we have to cease weather switch is process change.


“Elaine has a produced a must-read ebook for we all fascinated by combatting weather switch. We can’t vitamin our strategy to a greater global yet we will be able to and needs to switch the process to maintain the longer term. This booklet is easily written, attention-grabbing, arguable and essential.” —Derek Wall, former eco-friendly social gathering of britain and Wales significant Speaker and writer of The upward thrust of the golf green Left

“Who is in charge for weather swap? Graham-Leigh says it’s now not fats humans, cows or the operating category. A difficult and fascinating ebook, jam-packed with new principles to make you're thinking that back approximately what you inspiration you knew.” —Jonathan Neale, writer of Stop international Warming, switch the World

“Food creation and intake is more and more well-known as a tremendous motive force of world weather swap, yet the place does the stability of blame lie? Elaine Graham-Leigh’s publication makes an enormous and well timed contribution to the debates swirling round nutrition creation platforms, ‘overconsumption’ and weather switch. The class-based ideological attack on operating humans because the culprits of our multi-faceted ecological quandary are elucidated with nice readability by way of the writer. for those that think combining social justice with ecological sustainability is a vital a part of the reply, Graham-Leigh’s ebook presents crucial ammunition as to why it's our approach of nutrition construction for commodity trade, 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; stress-free, fascinating and intensely, very well-written. a very new contribution to concept and an incisive argument.” —Chris Nineham, writer of The humans v Tony Blair

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