"Low Carbon Leisure, Low Carbon Pleasure," by Dominic Boyer, Daniel Aldana Cohen, and Cymene Howe
We need to decarbonize our economy and way of life to avoid the worst scenarios for global warming. But giving things up that you enjoy isn't a lot of fun. So, it's no surprise that it's hard to get large numbers of people, Americans anyway, signed up for carbon austerity programs. So we want to turn the tables from austerity to plenty and start talking about all the good times you can have while not contributing to global warming.
Dominic Boyer and Cymene Howe teach Anthropology and Environmental Studies at Rice University and helped found the Center for Energy and Environmental Research in the Human Sciences (CENHS, culturesofenergy.com). They also co-host the Cultures of Energy podcast and spent the summer making a movie about the first Icelandic glacier to fall victim to climate change. Daniel Aldana Cohen teaches Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania and researches urban climate politics. With Kate Aronoff, he hosts "Hot & Bothered" a podcast on climate politics hosted by Dissent magazine