Tom Athanasiou – Recent Publications

This is not anything like a complete list of my recent writings – many more are available on this website. But this is my most polished, reasonably recent stuff.

Points of Comparison — Can We Afford a Fair Global Climate Transition? was published in Foreign Policy in Focus on April 19, 2022

Fair Shares: Lessons from Practice, Thoughts on Strategy is a major discussion paper I and my colleagues at the Climate Equity Reference Project wrote for the International Climate Action Network. August 8, 2022

“Equity Working Group” submission to the Global Stocktake is a formal submission to the UN climate negotiations. It was written by the international “Equity Working Group,” which I help to coordinate.

The Upcoming UN Climate Talks in Glasgow Are a Make-or-Break Moment was published in Sierra Magazine on September 30, 2021

The US Fairs Shares NDC was published by the US Fair Shares Collaborative. I was a key member of the writing and research team. April 2021

Equity and fair shares in a net-zero world was published in Yale Climate Connections on July 14, 2021

It’s Time for the US to Carry Its Fair Share on Climate Change was published on December 2, 2020 in Sierra Magazine.

Biden’s Climate Agenda — What’s Missing? was published on May 10, 2021 in Foreign Policy in Focus.

The US Returns to the Paris Agreement Today–With Lots of Work Ahead for the World was published in The Nation on February 10, 2021.

Why “The Planet of the Humans” is Crap, my very widely republished blog on Michael Moore’s absurd “documentary” on renewable energy.  (April 23, 2020). 

My letter to the New Yorker, excoriating Jonathan Franzen for the toxic pessimism of his “What If We Stopped Pretending?”  (September 23, 2019)

Only a Global Green New Deal Can Save the Planet, A nice little essay in The Nation, September 30, 2019.

Global Inequality in the Time of Climate Emergency, A long essay in Inequality.org. (June 10, 2019).  The unedited version is here.

After Paris: Inequality, Fair Shares, and the Climate Emergency , A major report, released by a very large number of non-governmental groups at the 2018 climate summit in Poland.  I was a principal author.

1.5 to Stay Alive, Says a Landmark UN Climate Report, a critical review of the last IPCC report, was published in The Nation (October 9, 2018)

A New Book on the Climate Crisis Makes a Persuasive Case That We’re Not Doomed, A review  of “Drawdown,” in The Nation (April 28, 2017).