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The big business of half-measure climate solutions.

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It's not just that oil companies are trying to write these policies and fashion them to be as friendly towards themselves as possible, it's also that they cast them as a panacea. There's a reason why oil companies are so excited for local, national and international governments to pursue carbon pricing - it's because they want carbon pricing - and nothing else.

Journalist Kate Aronoff finds a type of denialism built deep within mainstream market-based climate change solutions - from the inadequacy of financial schemes and technocratic strategies to fundamentally steer the planetary energy system away from carbon consumption, to the influence of fossil fuel corporations in selling short term fixes to their own long term problems.

Kate wrote the article Denial By A Different Name: It’s Time to Admit That Half-Measures Can’t Stop Climate Change for The Intercept.

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Kate Aronoff is a writing fellow at In These Times and a contributing writer at The Intercept.

 

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