The Exhausted of the Earth: a Book Launch and Conversation

P&T Knitwear
180 Orchard Street
New York, NY 10002

Climate change not only exhausts the planet, it also exhausts us. Already hailed as “a classic, a touchstone in global climate struggles to come,” (Raj Patel) and “a must-read for our times,” (Julia Steinberger), BISR faculty Ajay Singh Chaudhary’s The Exhausted of the Earth: Politics in a Burning World explores the politics, the science, and even the feeling of climate change—and how the shared experiences of exhaustion itself can serve as the ground for a new, radical politics specific to this moment of social and ecological catastrophe.

Join us Wednesday, February 14th, at P&T Knitwear, for the launch of The Exhausted of the Earth and a conversation, with Ajay and artist and writer Molly Crabapple, about climate, exhaustion, capitalist extraction (and the problems with “green capitalism”), and the nature of politics in a burning world. In a state of climate emergency, why aren’t we “all in this together”? What is right-wing “climate realism”? What is the nature of exhaustion, and why is it the predominant feeling of the Anthropocenic era? What does an emancipatory politics of climate change look like? What are the utopian possibilities of a genuinely sustainable “global ecological niche”?

Held in partnership with Repeater Books, the event is free to attend with RSVP. A book signing will follow the talk—you can purchase your copy of The Exhausted of the Earth on site at P&T Knitwear (or, if you can’t attend, you can order a signed copy from P&T’s online bookstore). Plus, there will be an open bar!

Please RSVP at the P&T Knitwear event page.

Event Schedule

Wednesday, 7:00pm ET
February 14, 2024