Book Review: Tropic of Chaos


Christian Parenti's Tropic of Chaos examines the political, social, and economic effects of climate change around the world. Fossil fuels have long been a ubiquitous part of every day life. In fact, in a recent study done in the U.S., it was found that fossil fuel comprises 81% of the U.S. fuel. Parenti argues that the solution to this is to "decarbonize our economy." He adds that, "the best way to address the effects of climate change is to tackle the political and economical crisis that have rendered us vulnerable to climate-induced chaos."   This is an issue that concerns [...]