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Ajay Singh Chaudhary presents “The Exhausted of the Earth” in conversation w/Dharna Noor

February 22 @ 7:00 pm

Climate change is not only about the exhaustion of the planet, it’s about the exhaustion of so many of us, our lives, our worlds, even our minds. So, what is to be done?
To answer this question, Ajay Singh Chaudhary brings together both the science and the politics of climate change. He shows how a new politics particular to the climate catastrophe demands a bitter struggle between those attached to the power, wealth, and security of “business-as-usual” and all of us, those exhausted, in every sense of the word, by the status quo.

Replacing Promethean, romantic, and apocalyptic fairytales with a new story for every exhausted inhabitant of this exhausted world, THE EXHAUSTED OF THE EARTH: POLITICS IN A BURNING WORLD_ _outlines the politics and the power needed to alter the course of our burning world far beyond, far better than, mere survival.

Ajay Singh Chaudhary is the executive director of the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research and a core faculty member specializing in social and political theory. He has written for The Guardian, The Nation, The Baffler, n+1, and the Los Angeles Review of Books, among others. Ajay’s book on the politics of climate change, THE EXHAUSTED OF THE EARTH: POLITICS IN A BURNING WORLD, is forthcoming from Repeater Books in February 2024.

Dharna Noor is a fossil fuels and climate reporter at the Guardian. She was previously climate producer and reporter at the Boston Globe. Earlier, she worked as a staff writer at Gizmodo’s climate vertical Earther, where she also co-produced a season of the podcast Drilled on the fossil fuel industry’s influence on education, and before that, she led the climate team at the Real News Network. Her writing has also appeared in publications including In These Times, Jacobin Magazine, and Truthout, and was also featured in two books: The World We Need and Future on Fire.

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